The Best Decision and The Best Advice- Hannah H.

Hannah H. studied abroad at one of our partner universities, Florence University of the Arts, in Florence, Italy during the Fall 2016 semester. Going abroad soon? Read about her adventures and advice below: During the Fall semester of 2016, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Florence, Italy at Florence University of the Arts.... Continue Reading →


Traveling Adventures: England and Beyond- Jacob B.

Jacob B. studied abroad during the Fall 2016 semester at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk, England. Read all about his experiences below! From a young age I have always been obsessed with traveling. Where most people see the chaos of the airports and rushing to terminals to get to their planes, I see bliss. Studying... Continue Reading →

La Pura Vida- Valerie T.

Valerie T. studied abroad during the Fall 2016 semester in San Jose, Costa Rica. As a senior double majoring in Nursing and Spanish, she studied abroad at Universidad Veritas to focus on her Spanish major. Here is what she has to say about her experience! Costa Rica was an amazing experience! I lived with a... Continue Reading →

Meet the Student Workers

This semester our student workers will be hard at work leading student meetings, processing study abroad applications, updating our social media pages, entering data, checking emails, answering phone calls, giving presentations, and updating this blog. (You could say we are definitely more than Student Office Assistants!) You will encounter them as you continue your study... Continue Reading →

An Encouraging Experience- Kira C.

Kira C. studied abroad this past spring semester in Sevilla, Spain for over three months. She attended Universidad de Sevilla where she took classes for her language studies major. There were some struggles she faced early on, but she found ways to get around them by cherishing every moment. She hopes to inspire others, especially... Continue Reading →

A Developing Adventure in the Dominican Republic- Kacy C.

Kacy C. is a Language Studies Major studying abroad in the Dominican Republic.   Here is what she has to say about her time in the D.R. so far:     I had no idea what to expect when studying abroad. Choosing a destination was difficult for me and that was only the first step.... Continue Reading →

Sycamore Spotlight: Elinor Balensuela

This month’s Sycamore Spotlight is on student worker Elinor Balensuela. She has traveled twice through the Study Abroad Office, once on a study abroad semester in England and a second time on a faculty-led trip to China.   I’m Elinor Balensuela. I’m a Senior English Major who has worked in the Study Abroad Office for... Continue Reading →

A Cheery Good Time- Holly D.

This month, we have two students that we are featuring on our Sycamore Spotlight. The first was Bethany C. who is studying at our partner school American College of Thessaloniki in Greece. Now we want to highlight Holly D. who is studying abroad at another partner school, Edge Hill University in England. Holly is a... Continue Reading →

Frequent Flyer Status- Bethany C.

This month's Sycamore Spotlight is former Student Worker Bethany C. Bethany first went to National University of Ireland Maynooth in the Fall of 2014; now she is at American College of Thessaloniki in Greece. Here's what she has to say: I actually don’t know very much about the elections, except that they already happened.  I... Continue Reading →

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