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Black, Gay, and First Time Abroad | Student Blog from Florence
My name is Lindsey and yes you read it correctly… I’ve never been abroad! As a D.C. native, it’s almost blasphemous that coming from an international hub, I’ve never been outside of the US. Up until this point in my life, I didn’t really think twice about it.
Being A Legally Blind Student Abroad | Student Blog from Aix-en-Provence
Aly didn't think she could be successful as a legally blind student abroad. Read how CISabroad helped her make her dreams of studying in France come true.
Finding Wonder in Florence | Student Blog from Italy
As of my writing this, I have been in Italy for three weeks and living in my host city of Florence for two. It has been a wild, surreal experience that still doesn’t feel entirely real, and I’m sure parts of it still elude words, but I’m going to attempt to sum up my experience […]
Being a First-Gen Black Student in Spain | Student Blog from Barcelona
The Parent Pitch When presenting to my parents the idea of doing a semester abroad in Barcelona, I only expected the worst. Their instant approval shocked me. My parents were excited I was able to have this opportunity that they never had and never would have. They work long, painstaking hours to make sure that […]
We’re not in Bama anymore | Intern Blog from South Africa
Three flights, 25 hours, and no sleep later, I’m in South Africa! Now what? The guy sitting beside me on my last flight said “You’re from Alabama, right? This is where I should say we’re not in Kansas anymore. But you’re from Alabama and I’m from California, so I won’t.” As I gazed out the tiny window of the […]
Small Town to Study Away in Hawai'i | Student Blog from Hawai'i
Small Town, Big Dreams Growing up in a small rural town, I never imagined getting the opportunity to leave my small town to study away in Hawai’i or anywhere else. In fact, I never pictured myself leaving my home state for an extended period of time, much less packing up my entire life and living […]
Video Round-up | Jordan's Semester on the Gold Coast
It goes without saying that students are living their best lives while studying abroad, but no great accomplishment comes without great challenge. From bidding adieu at the airport to making a foreign country a new home, CIS Abroad students thrive in education abroad. Scroll down for a deep dive into one student’s experience in Australia during […]
Top 5 Tips from Newcastle | Student Blog from Australia
G’day! I write to you with my Top 5 tips from Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, where the sun shines all day and the uni comes alive at night. Why did I study abroad? My decision to study abroad was impulsive and brilliant. Having dealt with social anxiety for years, I was concerned that I […]