• Drew
  • The University of Iowa
  • 2015 Fall

Why You Should Get Out of Your Comfort Zone and Study Abroad 12/14/15

Ah … my final blog post. It’s been a heck of a semester, right guys? I want to begin by saying thank you to everyone who followed my blog posts and shared them throughout the semester. It truly means a lot to me, and I’ve really enjoyed being able to share my experience with you guys. […]

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  • Drew
  • The University of Iowa
  • 2015 Fall

Tips For Learning A Foreign Language While Studying Abroad 12/09/15

So you’ve decided to study abroad in a destination thousands of miles away, and you don’t speak a single word of the native language. The good news? You’re not the first student who chose this path. The solution? Learning a new language. Prior to studying abroad in Italy, I figured I would be able to get […]

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  • Drew
  • The University of Iowa
  • 2015 Fall

Why Terrorism Will Not Stop Me From Traveling: A Student’s Reflection on the Paris Attacks 11/30/15

So you’ve heard about these radical terrorist groups, right? The groups responsible for the recent attacks on Paris? The groups that have your friends and family concerned about your safety? The groups that, more than likely, has you reconsidering your future study abroad adventure? You’ve heard about them, right? Now stop. Relax. Take a breath. […]

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  • Drew
  • The University of Iowa
  • 2015 Fall

How To Defeat Homesickness While Studying Abroad 11/24/15

So it finally happened. After an entire two months of being abroad, it finally hit me: I was homesick. It almost came out of nowhere. All of a sudden, I was missing my friends, my family, and living in my favorite city in the world, Iowa City.  It wasn’t until I snapped out of this […]

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  • Drew
  • The University of Iowa
  • 2015 Fall

Why You Should Study Abroad The Summer After Your Freshman Year 11/18/15

So you, the college freshman, just moved to a new city, made new friends, created countless memories, and most importantly, survived your first year in college. Congrats, you made it! But what’s next for you? How about adding studying abroad to your extensive list of new experiences? As I mentioned in a previous blog post, […]

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  • Drew
  • The University of Iowa
  • 2015 Fall

How to Balance American Sports Teams While Studying Abroad 11/02/15

If you’re a sports junkie like me, you know how much you love your American sports. So while you’re abroad, how are you going to feed your addiction?  I’ll get more into that later, but first, I’ll commence the weekly update on my life. I spent this weekend in the beautiful string of Italian villages […]

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  • Drew
  • The University of Iowa
  • 2015 Fall

Why You Should Learn Another Language 10/28/15

This post will be a little different than my previous works as it contains a subject that I am very passionate about: Learning another language. Unlike my previous posts, I won’t tie in my weekly update, but I will go ahead and start with that content. I decided to take a weekend off of traveling […]

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  • Drew
  • The University of Iowa
  • 2015 Fall

Why You Should Study Abroad Early In Your College Career 10/21/15

Is it completely off topic if I talk about the Chicago Cubs? Yeah? Yeah, I thought so. Whatever. I’ll keep it short and move on. At the prime time of two o’clock a.m., I huddled up with two friends in a hostel in Pompeii to watch my Chicago Cubs in the National League Wildcard game. […]

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  • Drew
  • The University of Iowa
  • 2015 Fall

Why You Should Study Abroad Without Your Best Friends 10/15/15

So, you’ve decided to study abroad. What’s your first instinct? Convince your best friends to make the trip with you for a semester long adventure! I’m here to tell you that you should highly consider going abroad without your best friends.  But before getting into that, I’ll go ahead and commence the weekly update on […]

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  • Drew
  • The University of Iowa
  • 2015 Fall

How to Break Through the American Study Abroad Stereotype 10/15/15

I apologize in advance if this posts sounds like a rant. However, I ran into one of my biggest study abroad pet peeves this weekend and I wanted to express my feelings toward that situation. Before getting into the story, here’s a quick update on my life. I finally finished orientation programs and just completed […]

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