Skip to Main Content

Tag Archives: study abroad

Make Your Way to K

Here’s the thing, at this point in the college process, you are deciding where you’re going to end up for the next four years of your life. The next four years – it sounds scary and almost like a decision too … Continue reading

New World, New Words, and New Wonder

K student Amanda Johnson in China The summer before I started my first year, I called my academic advisor and asked a few questions about the language classes I could take at K. Having taken Spanish for 5 years and having placed into a 300 level … Continue reading

My Visit Experience

When I was applying to college, I really just wanted to get away from home and get as far away as possible. When my high school’s college counselor recommended I look at Kalamazoo College, I wanted to laugh—actually I might … Continue reading

Back to K After a Year Abroad

Off campus house in Kalamazoo Returning to campus after being abroad for a year was surreal. Thankfully, my dad accompanied me on the long trip from Oregon to Michigan to help me with some of the logistics of transitioning back to K, including moving into … Continue reading

Nothing like Fine Wine in Tuscany

Note: I’m not supporting underage drinking, I’m only writing this because I’m off legal age in Italy. I knew that while I was in Italy, I had to go to a wine tasting and I’m glad I went to Tuscany … Continue reading

Motivation

Second semester study abroad, at least in the case of studying in Clermont-Ferrand, France, means fewer hours of class per week. Result? The challenge to motivation myself, but plenty of independence and the opportunity to really get into the activities … Continue reading

Perhaps I’m crazy, but…

Perhaps I’m crazy, but I still get extremely excited about speaking and interacting in French even though that’s been the reality of everyday life for the past almost 7 months. Nonetheless… How cool is it to give out-of-towners directions to … Continue reading

Host Family Lifestyle

Living in a host family abroad is definitely a change from whatever lifestyle you may have being a student. First of all, there’s dinner at a normal hour, versus going to the cafeteria around 5 pm and eating as much … Continue reading