ILSTU Abroad Blog

Thinking about studying abroad? Check out the blog posts below sharing the experiences of our study abroad alumni!


My Time at the University of Leicester

Marley A. – University of Leicester, Spring 2020

My time at the University of Leicester involved many wonderful memories and experiences that may be beneficial to anyone curious about what it is like to study at this particular university, a university in England, or abroad in general…

The True, Unquestionable Joy of Study Abroad

Grayson B. – Costa Rica Fair Trade, Spring Break 2020

Prior to going to Costa Rica, I had been abroad a handful of times. My first “international trip” was a trip over the New Mexico/Mexico border when I was in fifth grade with my great aunt and uncle. Although the trip was short and close to home, it made an impact on me…

Get the Most Out of the Experience

Tricia N. – University of Nicosia, Fall 2018
When I left to study abroad at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus, I had no idea what to expect. It had been my first time out of the country and my first time traveling on my own. Though I was nervous at first…

Prepare to Eat Loads of Ice Cream

Paige H. – Salzburg College, Fall 2019

I am biased but if you are going you should go to Salzburg. Salzburg is 30 minutes by train to Munich and three hours to Vienna. It’s in a mountain basin so there are warm winds all winter and beautiful mountain views year round…

An Extraordinary Adventure

Jessica A. – Environmental Geography of Baja California Sur, Winter Break 2019/2020

Going to Baja California Sur, Mexico was a life-changing experience. The culture, the lifestyle, the unique traditions, and the gorgeous scenery made this trip an extraordinary adventure. From hiking and camping in the Sierra la Laguna mountain range…

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