Stepping out of your comfort zone and onto unfamiliar land: how to ease nerves and make the best of studying abroad for the first time

Maria Arevalo will be a December 2017 graduate from St. Edward’s University with a degree in Communications. She participated in the Common Book Program while studying at SEU. I’m from a small tiny town in Texas where it’s common to get stuck behind a tractor on your way to work or school. And in that small town I lived on a small ranch where we had … Continue reading Stepping out of your comfort zone and onto unfamiliar land: how to ease nerves and make the best of studying abroad for the first time

A World with Unfamiliar Faces: Pointers on How to Find Friends, Make Friends, and Keep Friends while Abroad

Rae Plaza is a recent graduate from St. Edward’s University with a degree in Global Studies. She participated in the Common Book Program and faculty-led programs while studying at SEU. While most, if not all aspects of traveling fill us with intimidation during the planning process of studying abroad, building relationships in a new place seems to be one of the most fear-provoking parts. Whether … Continue reading A World with Unfamiliar Faces: Pointers on How to Find Friends, Make Friends, and Keep Friends while Abroad

CUBA

Dominique Estevez is the Office Specialist for the Global Engagement Office. She had the opportunity to travel to Cuba under a “people to people” exchange, established by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1956.  Since American’s are stilled banned to travel for tourism purposes, the intent of ‘people to people’ exchange is for American’s to meet Cuban people and exchange in conversation about life, and to learn … Continue reading CUBA