Top 8 Reasons Why You Should Study in Leiden

Posted April 21st, 2014 by Rachel in Leiden, the Netherlands

1. You’ll Get to Meet People from All Corners of the Globe Since Leiden is home to two major universities, there are opportunities left and right to join international organizations. I would highly recommend becoming involved in ISN (International Student Network). They offer free clubs that anyone can join. My favorite is the Board Game…

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Livin’ the Dream!

Posted April 8th, 2014 by Kaitlyn in Granada, Spain

Well, it has officially been a long time since I have last posted, and I am so sorry. I have had the intentions of blogging for a few days now, and just haven’t gotten around to it. Since today is a lazy Saturday, I guess y’all can get a little update, anyways. Life in Granada…

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Wien Endlich…

Posted March 31st, 2014 by Charlotte in Vienna, Austria

I cannot believe a month has already passed since I’ve been in Vienna! My love for this city has only grown more and more each day- especially with the absolutely beautiful weather we’ve been having! Unlike in Schwäbisch Hall where I was mostly hanging out with the other American kids in the program, I am…

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Belleville

Posted March 31st, 2014 by Emily in Paris, France

One of the most important components of the Paris program is the bénévolat, or service-learning. Students are placed with different community partners based on their interests and level of French. Since I speak French at a high-intermediate level, my bénévolat is at the Central Socioculturel Belleville (Belleville Sociocultural Center), where activities are conducted entirely in…

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Saturdays at the Market

Posted March 31st, 2014 by Rachel in Leiden, the Netherlands

One of my favorite things to do on Saturday in Leiden is go to the market, which is set up on both sides of one of the major canals in Leiden. I always bring my backpack along because when I see all the vendors with fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese, and bread, I know that…

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A “Nice” Weekend

Posted March 11th, 2014 by Emily in Paris, France

The Paris program director, Mme Shelley Cavaness, recommends that students travel to other regions of France in order to gain a greater understanding of French culture. Not doing so would be like a French person wanting to learn about American culture, going to New York City, and not travelling anywhere else. While Paris is cold…

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Sheep Sightings and Shrimping in Texel

Posted March 11th, 2014 by Rachel in Leiden, the Netherlands

The one optional trip that Central offers is a three-day excursion to the northern island of Texel. Steef said that the only reason it’s optional and not required is because our only means of transportation is the bike. He said that in the past, students who had never biked before would come and think that…

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Viva Madrid!

Posted March 5th, 2014 by Kaitlyn in Granada, Spain

Well, I have decided that blogging every day or every two days is now out of the picture. Lucky for you guys. Haha, I have also decided that I have a little “pre-trip” anxiety, as I often find myself down in the dumps or nervous for something prior to every trip, just as I had…

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Past Month in Schwäbisch Hall

Posted March 5th, 2014 by Charlotte in Vienna, Austria

This past month at the Goethe Institut has been eye opening, humbling, and has made me even more excited to get back to Vienna. I have certainly been kept busy and a lot has changed since my last post in the beginning of the month! The other students in the Central College Abroad group are…

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It’s already been three weeks?

Posted March 5th, 2014 by Emily in Paris, France

The beauty of the Paris program is that the first three weeks are spent going to L’Ecole L’Etoile three hours a day for an intensive review of French. I really enjoyed my time there because it was nice to have a sense of routine, I learned a ton, and I had plenty of time to…

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