Tales From Abroad: The Infamous Spring 2020

Studying away is one of the hallmark experiences many Gustavus students get to enjoy during their Gustie career. Some go on two or three week-long trips for J-term, and others leave for full semesters; a special group of us went in the infamous Spring of 2020. I interviewed seven Gusties who were studying away around the world when the Coronavirus shocked the globe. My personal … Continue reading Tales From Abroad: The Infamous Spring 2020

Tales from Abroad: Mayra Gurrola-Calderon

Senior Theater and Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies Major Mayra Gurrola-Calderon is spending her Fall semester of 2019 in the Republic of Peru—the South American home of the Amazon rainforest, Machu Picchu, and the ancient Inca empire. Gurrola-Calderon chose to study in Peru because the country’s Latinx heritage closely and deeply relates to her field of study and her own identity as a Latin … Continue reading Tales from Abroad: Mayra Gurrola-Calderon

Eidahl (sixth from left) poses with her study-abroad group.

Tales from Abroad: ReAnn Eidahl

Where in the world  are Gusties this week? Senior ReAnn Eidahl is spending her fall semester in the beautiful city of Prague in the Czech Republic. Eidahl has been excited for this opportunity and has prioritized it before she became a student on campus. “Spending a semester abroad has been at the top of my college to-do list before I even started freshman year,” Eidahl … Continue reading Tales from Abroad: ReAnn Eidahl

Tales from Nepal: Emily Carlson

Emily Carlson is a Junior Environmental Studies and Geology major who is currently studying abroad in Nepal for the fall semester. Emily said that she chose the location before she even knew what the program was. “I just knew I wanted to be somewhere in Asia, and the opportunity to live in the Himalayas for a few months was incredibly enticing.” Emily was encouraged to … Continue reading Tales from Nepal: Emily Carlson

Schieffert’s time abroad has been filled with adventure, fun, and self-discovery.

Tales from abroad: Josie Schieffert

Junior Communications Studies Major Josie Schieffert is packing her bags and getting ready to say “hooroo,” or goodbye, to her Australian adventures. Having begun her study abroad experience this summer, when many other Gusties were celebrating the 4th of July, Schieffert was saying goodbye to her family and boarding a plane in preparation of spending the next five months in the Down Under.    As … Continue reading Tales from abroad: Josie Schieffert

Hinderman (right), has expanded her worldview and her friendship circle during her time abroad.

Tales from abroad: Sarah Hinderman

Sarah Hinderman is a Gustie in her junior year currently studying abroad in Italy. So far, her trip has been going very well and she is more than excited for the rest of it. Hinderman said that she has always known that she wanted to study abroad. “My mom actually lived in England for her entire senior year of high school and got really close … Continue reading Tales from abroad: Sarah Hinderman

A photo of Hermitage, the past Winter palace for the Russian royal family.

Tales from abroad: Amy Eisenschenk

In the midst of the controversy surrounding the College’s debate whether or not to allow students to study abroad in Russia, Junior Amy Eisenschenk is one of the few Gustavus students spending the semester abroad immersing herself in the rich and diverse culture of St. Petersburg, Russia. Eisenschenk, a Russian and Eastern European Studies major, chose to study abroad because she thought it would be … Continue reading Tales from abroad: Amy Eisenschenk

Tales from abroad: Lanie Altmann

Lanie Altmann is a junior Communications Studies Major with a minor in Film and Media Studies. Altmann is from Olivia, Minnesota, and is currently studying abroad in Amsterdam, Netherlands. At Gustavus, she actively participates in Gustie Buddies, Gustavus Women in Leadership, and the mentoring program. The Junior Communications Studies Major decided to study abroad “to experience a new culture and to become an independent individual.” … Continue reading Tales from abroad: Lanie Altmann

Tales from Abroad: Katie Keelin

Katie Keelin is a Junior Gustie currently studying away in Denmark. This week, she took a moment to reflect on her time there so far, which has been a truly positive experience for her. Katie said she chose to study away in Denmark primarily because of a study abroad program called DIS, centered out of Copenhagen.  “DIS offers a lot of unique opportunities that other … Continue reading Tales from Abroad: Katie Keelin

Tales from Abroad – Amanda Theisen

I watched as the wings of the airplane rose higher and higher above solid ground, until the view finally became saturated with a collective group of droplets condensed into a heavy grey matter.  The foggy atmosphere was synonymous with the beginning of any great adventure- mysterious, exhilarating and the slightest bit foreboding.  A month of backpacking was a prerequisite to my “actual” study abroad experience. This … Continue reading Tales from Abroad – Amanda Theisen