Category: Activities: Friends and family

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Sam Shook reflects on his memorable semester abroad as he returned to the U.S. from Australia. He shares a message with future student participants: "If it was not clear already, I highly encourage anyone to study abroad!"
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Your not alone of feeling that the process to travel several miles away to start life in a new country daunting. Madison Kelly felt exactly that way, but through trial and error, living in the dorms, participating in a Italian crash course at Bocconi University, staying positive and keep trying, she have found footing to call her new city her home.
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From drinking bubble tea to even belting out, "Let it go!" during karaoke sessions with friends, Haoxuan Zhang shares with us his experiences meeting people and making new friends while study abroad at Rikkyo University. Reflecting on his own experience as an international student at OSU, he shares his message to all Buckeyes: The cultural differences looks scary, but it's not --- If you are a Buckeye who loves sharing and living life, then you should go on Student Exchange!
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Xiaomin Huang shares her academic experience being inspired and enriched studying at WHU. She also shares how she has developed a close knit network of friends abroad in Vallendar, Germany on the Student Exchange Program.
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Xiaomin Huang reflects on the things she will miss most about living in Vallendar, Germany, as she departs from her semester abroad on the Student Exchange Program --- from her daily interactions with the locals to the fluffy German potatoes!