Tragedies in Turkey and Belgium; Obama’s Historic Cuba Trip

This week, the Study Abroad Office is juggling several events and several International Terrorist scares. Our schedules have been increasingly hectic, so here are the Top Four stories that you need to know this week: Brussels Attack What You Need to Know: On Tuesday Morning, three bombs rocked the capital of Belgium. The first of... Continue Reading →

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12 Things to Eat in Paris

The City of Lights is one of the food capitals of the world. Here are some of the things you MUST eat while you're in Paris, even if you just have a connecting flight at the airport. Croissants Hot Chocolate Kouign Amann (A flaky pastry with butter and sugar) Macarons Napoleon Dessert Soufflé  Croque Monsieur or Madame... Continue Reading →

Know Before You Go: Shift in Argentina, COP21, and Don’t Ruin Star Wars

Here are the Top Five News Stories that caught our eyes this week: Macri Takes Office as Argentinian President Refuses to Attend Ceremony What You Need to Know: Former President of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner flat out refused to attend the ceremony where President-Elect Mauricio Macri would officially come to power. The reason? Macri... Continue Reading →

Know Before You Go: Hamburg Says “No”, Beijing Can’t Breathe, and Turkey and Russia are at it Again

Here are the Top Five News Stories that caught our eyes this week:   UN Resolution on Islamic State What You Need to Know: Last week, following the terrorist attacks in Paris, countries met in Vienna to work towards a compromise in Syria. The fight between the Syrian government and democracy wanting rebels has been... Continue Reading →

France Fears

At this time there is no travel warning for France or (anywhere else in Europe) by the State Department.  It is definitely a difficult time.  With your departure a couple of months away, things will likely settle down quite a bit.  The reality of it is that France is probably one of the safest places... Continue Reading →

Know Before You Go: Paris, Beirut, & Japan

Here are the Top Five News Stories that caught our eyes this week:   Paris Attacks What You Need to Know: On Friday, the Western World was shocked when gunmen and suicide bombers struck Paris, France. The unsuspecting people of Paris were not prepared when the attackers struck a concert hall, a major sports stadium,... Continue Reading →

Know Before You Go: London Tube Strike and Greece…Again…

Here are the Top Five news stories that caught our eyes this week. Greece Financial Crisis Part 5 What You Need to Know: You should have seen this coming. With every part of the Greece Crisis starting to fall in place, the markets and banks finally opened this week. But there was no good news... Continue Reading →

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