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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 […]
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 […]
Why Not Take a Gap Year?
Are you about to graduate high school? Did you get waitlisted from your #1 college? Not sure you want to go to college right away? There are dozens of reasons to consider delaying college for a year, also known as a gap year, and this practice is becoming more and more accepted in the United […]
Why Every Student Should Study Abroad | Student Blog from Costa Rica
Andrew Thill studies at the University of Dubuque and spent a Summer in Costa Rica with CISabroad. Before going abroad, Andrew had never been away from home for long, but he now believes every student should take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad. Students all across the world yearn for opportunities to gain experience […]