Study Abroad

Angela and friends in front of the Duomo di Milano

Coronavirus Stories: Reflecting on an Unexpected Semester Abroad

I arrived in Milan anxious and excited about spending my spring semester abroad. I never would have imagined that after a month of getting a taste of the abroad experience I would be sent back to the U.S. due to a global pandemic.

July 28, 2020 ×
Studying Abroad Alone (Kind Of)

Studying Abroad Alone (Kind Of)

The idea of letting go of all familiarity can definitely be frightening, but I would argue that it has completely shaped my experience abroad.

March 3, 2020 ×
Lessons Learned as an Out-of-Shape American in France

Lessons Learned as an Out-of-Shape American in France

On my first day of class in Rouen, I assumed that the biggest struggle I would face would be waking up in time for my 8:30 a.m. class. I was feeling pretty confident when leaving my apartment at 7:45. This is the story of how I was very wrong, and how my phone tricked me into a mile-long sunrise hike

January 16, 2020 ×
Navigating the Transmilenio – Bogota’s Rapid Bus Transit

Navigating the Transmilenio – Bogota’s Rapid Bus Transit

To become a true bogotano, you have to familiarize yourself with the famed bus system, el TransMilenio.

November 12, 2019 ×
The Art of the Struggle

The Art of the Struggle

n my last post, I mentioned that I would probably be stumbling through Spanish conversation for a few weeks. Well, I’m proud to announce that after living here for three months — I’m absolutely still stumbling.

November 4, 2019 ×
A Trip to Tatacoa

A Trip to Tatacoa

Just recently, the four Tulanians studying abroad in Colombia went on a weekend excursion to el desierto de la Tatacoa. Located about 175 miles Southwest of Bogotá, this arid natural wonder is not actually a desert in the traditional sense but rather what remains of a tropical rain forest that gradually dried up to become a desert.

October 25, 2019 ×
In Guatape, near Medellin, Colombia

Embracing a Place and its People: My Year Abroad in South America

Towards the end of my 10 months abroad, I made a list of things I had done for the first time. Some of the items were travel related — camped in the desert, swam in the Pacific Ocean, hiked in the Andes Mountains — while others were more related to personal growth — took academic subjects in Spanish, made friends from all over the world and went five months without seeing my family.

October 1, 2019 ×
Adjusting to life in a Megacity: São Paulo, Brazil

Adjusting to life in a Megacity: São Paulo, Brazil

I knew from even before I started college, I wanted to incorporate international contexts and experiences to whatever I wanted to study. In a time when people and cultures all over the world are so interconnected, having experience outside the U.S. is vital. By the time my second semester of […]

September 16, 2019 ×
Oh right, I’m going abroad

Oh right, I’m going abroad

On June 2, 2019, I realized the next two years of my life were going to be consolidated within two suitcases. I was leaving to spend the summer away from home, spending my fall and spring semesters abroad, then spending the next summer away from home as well. I’d probably […]

September 11, 2019 ×
My tips to enhance your experience abroad

My tips to enhance your experience abroad

My name is Giuseppe Race, I am from Italy and I was a student at Tulane University for a five-month exchange during the spring of 2019. Prior to this experience, I studied at UCLA for a summer term, and between my bachelor’s and my master’s degree, I decided to take […]

August 26, 2019 ×