Study Abroad

Outreach Tulane: Global Guides & the Krewe du Monde Buddy Program

Outreach Tulane: Global Guides & the Krewe du Monde Buddy Program

On Saturday, Oct. 16, hundreds of Tulane students, including members of Global Guides and the Krewe Du Monde Buddy Program, volunteered at locations across New Orleans for Outreach Tulane, a campus-wide day of service and the oldest and largest community service event at Tulane.

November 10, 2021 ×
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 ×