Better than I’d planned

Posted June 8th, 2015 by Rebecca in Bangor, Wales, Uncategorized

Well, friends, I’m afraid that this will have to be my final post.  Even as I type, I sit in a hostel in Manchester, waiting for my flight to leave tomorrow morning.  It’s been a wild four months, and now I’m going home. I’m not really the poster child for studying abroad.  I don’t have…

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How do we say Goodbye?

Posted May 18th, 2015 by Stacia in Granada, Spain

How do we say Goodbye was the title of a song we sang every year at show choir camp. Everybody would be bawling and trying to sing after we had all become so close over a week. Now, after being abroad for 5 months, I actually understand what the lyrics are saying. “How do we…

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Treasures lost and found

Posted May 6th, 2015 by Rebecca in Bangor, Wales

Today I took a field trip with my Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Art Archeology class.  Wow, that’s a mouthful.  I love Celtic and Anglo-Saxon art, but an archeologist I most certainly am not.  I suppose I figured it wouldn’t be too different from history, but it is indeed a separate field.  It’s been a challenge, but…

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Netherlands course

Posted May 6th, 2015 by Kendall in Leiden, the Netherlands

Steef Eman, the director, teaches two courses and I am taking both of them. Mr. Eman gives a highly thorough description of every topic we discuss in class. After his many years of teaching these courses it is no wonder that he is able to present and discuss these topics at length. Through the two courses…

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Intensive Dutch Course

Posted May 6th, 2015 by Kendall in Leiden, the Netherlands

A few months ago I took a two week intensive Dutch course. It was very intense as we covered 15 chapters within that time. The system of learning is much different than how I learned Spanish in the United States. Instead of memorizing vocabulary, I read a book while listening to the corresponding audio book….

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Making my Study Abroad Experience my Own

Posted May 4th, 2015 by Stacia in Granada, Spain

Central Study Abroad provides lots of amazing opportunities for us in every location. It´s just part of what Central does. Both in Pella, and abroad I have been blessed with some amazing opportunities because of what Central College provides me. This semester, the program took us to Morocco, Sevilla, and several different cultural experiences like…

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On the rocky road to Dublin

Posted May 1st, 2015 by Rebecca in Bangor, Wales

I love Irish folk music; I was immediately captivated when I was introduced to Riverdance as a small child (my parents and their friends could tell many stories about how little 5-year-old me believed that she too could do Irish dancing), and I’ve loved the genre ever since.  My passion for it has only increased…

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A Birthday Abroad

Posted May 1st, 2015 by Stacia in Granada, Spain

First off, I would like to apologize for not posting in so long! With midterms, spring break, and a broken computer, I just haven’t had time to get things done! Also, in the midst of all of this craziness, I celebrated my 20th birthday here in Spain. Before coming here, I didn’t even realize that…

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Hello, Spring! The best things to do in London when it’s warm

Posted April 27th, 2015 by Maggie in London, England

There is only one good part about the semester coming to a close: the warm weather. While London doesn’t get brutally cold in the winter (not nearly as bad as Iowa), it’s still cold enough to sometimes dread spending too much time outside. But with weather nearing the 20s (or around the 60s and 70s for…

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The wonders of home stay…even if it’s just for the weekend

Posted April 27th, 2015 by Rebecca in Bangor, Wales

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, academics are catching up on all of us, over here! Last weekend, my friend Emily and I went on an adventure.  There is a wonderful program which Central partners with called ‘Host UK,’ which arranges for international students to spend a weekend in a British home.  Emily and…

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