Tales from Abroad – Amanda Downs

I have just returned from an absolutely wonderful J-Term abroad experience (and I have the jet lag and luggage stress to prove it, thanks Delta)! All these temperaments aside, I can truly say that if you ever have the chance to travel to the United Kingdom, do it! Grasp the opportunity to witness many museums, castles in various states of ruin or construction, bustling people, … Continue reading Tales from Abroad – Amanda Downs

Tales from Abroad – Ian McKeag

January 3rd, 2016. This day marks the beginning of a trip full of rainy days, surreal experiences, phenomenal fellowship, and a period of my life only describable as grand. I don’t plan on giving you a life-revelation here. I won’t even tell you that a college experience is incomplete without studying abroad. I will try to amuse you, if only briefly, by describing the absolute … Continue reading Tales from Abroad – Ian McKeag

Tales from Abroad – Solveig Svendsen

Hey Gusties! I am currently spending my semester abroad in the beautiful city of Copenhagen, Denmark. As someone who has lived and gone to school in the same state her entire life, I was slightly worried about being over 4,000 miles from home. However, as soon as I arrived in Denmark I knew I had found another place to call home. Copenhagen is a beautiful … Continue reading Tales from Abroad – Solveig Svendsen

Tales from Abroad – Shelby Pankratz

Last spring semester I studied abroad in the bustling town of Florence, Italy. Over 4,750 miles and 110 days away from home, I visited 28 cities in a total of six countries and had the absolute time of my life. I was able to see many cities in my host country of Italy as well as: visit the lively and historic city of Prague, fly … Continue reading Tales from Abroad – Shelby Pankratz

Tales from Abroad – Ben Keran

Growing up, I won’t say I was bull-headed, but I think I could have easily been described as stubborn. I tended (and still do) to think that my opinion, whether it was well documented or not, was always clearly the right one. I entered Gustavus as a first-year in the fall of 2013. I remember my dad telling me that I “had” to study abroad. … Continue reading Tales from Abroad – Ben Keran

Tales from Abroad – Carl Cusack

Selamat Pagi! This past spring semester, ten Gusties, including myself, were met with this Malay morning greeting as part of our Semester in Malaysia: Living Diversity study abroad program. No matter where you go in Malaysia, locals will greet you with the warmth typically reserved only for morning greetings. Hospitality is Malaysia’s specialty, as is food. I had the good fortune to eat a lot … Continue reading Tales from Abroad – Carl Cusack

Tales from Abroad – Rachael Manser

How many people can say they have traveled to Cuba? I am so grateful to be able to say that I have, especially in light of the 2016 presidential election, the results of which will be pivotal in determining future U.S. relations with Cuba. I spent two weeks in the controversial country during J-term with a class called Cuba: Religion, Culture, and Identity. I know … Continue reading Tales from Abroad – Rachael Manser

Tales from Abroad – Madeline Aberg

How’s India? This is a question I’m still not sure how to answer. In fact, the longer I’m in India, the less certain I am of my answer. The JPSC India program is not a typical study abroad experience. I am not traveling around the country or continent each weekend. I am not taking classes solely focused on the local customs, food, or language. I … Continue reading Tales from Abroad – Madeline Aberg