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UCR Around the Globe: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Marvin Gomez   Senior   Study Abroad Session: Summer 2013   Program: The Education Abroad Network; Southeast Asia: Chiang Mai, Thailand   Email; Questions About my Adventure: mgome015@ucr.edu     It took me about four years to finally work up the courage to go on...

UCR Around the Globe: Paris, France

Carina Glasser Second Year Media and Cultural Studies Major, Spanish Minor France UC Center Paris (Language and Culture Program)   I came to France without knowing any of the language, the culture or the monuments (besides the Eiffel Tower and...

UCR Around the Globe: Madrid, Spain

Name: Kimberly Rolan Major: Sociology Area of Study: Madrid, Spain Year: Junior Host Institution: UC Center Madrid   What do I remember about my summer in Spain? I remember admiring the colossal and luminous Cathedral de Santiago de Compostela during...

UCR Around the Globe: London, England

Name: Francisco Campos Malpica Most people dream about traveling the world and experiencing new things in countries far away from home. Typically, they’ll have a list of places they would like to go with all the...

UCR Around the Globe: London, UK

When I decided I wanted to study abroad, there was only one choice: London. And no, not (just) because I was hoping to run into Prince Harry. A previous trip when I was 11...

UCR Around the Globe: London, UK

Name: Kimberly Huang Major: Business Administration Area of Study: London, UK Year: Junior   Due to indecisiveness and procrastination, studying abroad seemed perpetually labeled as “saved for later” on my undergraduate bucket list. Summer was close by, and I...

UCR Around the Globe: Seoul, South Korea

Tina Kim Year: Senior Major: Entomology Host Institution: International Summer School, Yonsei University Chop! Chop! Chop! Here I am in Busan and handed an octopus that was chopped alive. It was still moving when it was given to...

UCR Around the Globe: Italy

Name: Andrew Whall Status: Senior Major: Bioengineering Country: Italy So that moment finally arrives when I’m left standing alone in LAX with that “Oh my God, what did I get myself into?” feeling. It was then that it...

UCR Around the World: York, United Kingdom

Name: Analise Gay Year: 3rd year Major: English Country: York, United Kingdom Area of Study: English Before leaving for the United Kingdom I told numerous friends that I thought I might cry when border officials finally stamped my passport....

UCR Around the Globe: Russia

Name: Neil Crowley Year: Senior Major: History, Anthropology Area of Study: Russian Area Studies Country: RussiaI always had wanted to weather a Russian winter.  For some reason, I thought doing so would give me an insight I lacked—considering...