Goodbye, OIE…Hello, GEO!

In case any of you haven’t heard, we have changed the name of our department! The Office of International Education is now the Global Engagement Office! We are still located in Moody AND we are open for summer hours! So come see us Mon-Fri 8:00a-5:00p and let us help you take on your world!

Buzzfeed: Where Should You Study Abroad Quiz

Hey Hilltoppers, want to study abroad but not sure where you should go? Take this study abroad quiz by Buzzfeed and see where your results lead you! If you are a bit skeptical about how accurate it is, we had two people in our office take it and they got the countries they’ve been considering…

Student Stories: Packing Thoughts

Here’s another awesome post by our very own, Erin B., who is currently studying abroad in Rennes, France. “Today’s update will be a short one, I imagine. It’s now somewhere around midnight, I’m wearing whatever clothes were left after the packing and the laundry, my room is looking oddly empty and smells of at least…

Student Stories: Sunnier Days

Erin B. is one of our many students that are currently taking on their world abroad. Here is a post from her blog about her life in Rennes, France: “Finally, after at least 2 full months of cloudy, rainy, cold days every single day, the sun has arrived to Brittany. The winter here is indeed…

Student Stories: Business in Japan

Over this past spring break, a group of St. Edward’s students traveled to Japan for the week to learn about the culture and how it affects the Japanese economy and it’s business engagements. While they were there, they were paired with a Japanese buddy from Asia Pacific University that would help translate Japanese to English and…

Student Stories: Irish Escape

“An entire week off, in which everyone had plans to travel extending all across the European continent. For me, the plan was Dublin, joining a friend there after spending the first few days of the break in Rennes. Initially, I wondered what I’d do in Rennes with no classes and practically everyone gone traveling. My…

All it takes is a little motivation and a lot of enthusiasm

“My name is Ashton Robison; I’m a senior, Global Studies major. I enjoy travel, coffee, and frolicking at the greenbelt. I also like to set goals. It keeps me motivated. Last year, a goal of mine was to go abroad during the summer. I also am a college student with a limited expendable income and…

Summer/Fall 2016 Study Abroad Deadline

Hilltoppers! Interested in studying abroad in the summer or fall of 2016? There’s still time! Make an appointment with an adviser at the Office of International Education ASAP!! APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 2nd, 2016! You can come in to Moody Hall 102 or call (512) 428-1051 to make an appointment. We are open Mon-Thurs 8am-6pm,…

Student Stories: Academics in Rennes, France

“Weekly grocery runs, Saturdays at the market, classes Monday through Friday make the weeks flow one into the other. Routines emerge and strengthen. But, of course, in these familiar activities there is always that adjustment to how normal things are done in France. This was especially noticeable when I began classes. I am taking classes…

“If you have the chance to do it, go for it!”

“During the spring semester of 2015, I studied abroad in a small city known as Beppu, located on the island of Kyushu in Japan. There I studied Japanese, adapted to and learned Japanese customs, and explored what Japan had to offer. Beppu is a city located between the mountains and the sea, and currently has over…