Souvenirs from Abroad

By Carlie Pearson You walk from the airplane and onto the landing, feeling both exhausted from the trip, and exhilarated for the next few hours of discovering your new home country. Once you get your luggage and move towards the exit, the first thing you are likely to see are flags, maps, books, t-shirts, hats, and... Continue Reading →


Benefits of Bilingualism

By Cole Campbell "The world is huge”; “I do not understand other cultures”; “they are so much different than we are”. These statements are all too often a reality for many monolingual speakers because they become too comfortable living and conversing in their native language and culture. One of the best ways to come to... Continue Reading →

From Scotland to Stillwater

By Carlie Pearson Students coming from other countries face lots of challenges, but for Rachel Stewart, on exchange from Heriot Watt University in Scotland, “it’s definitely one of the best experiences of my life, which is cliché, but I don’t know how else to explain.” When Stewart and her best friend, Lauren McNally, on exchange... Continue Reading →

A Trek into the Unknown

By: Matt Gallagher “Dober dan” from Ljubljana, Slovenia! My name is Matt Gallagher, and I am studying economics at the University of Ljubljana (loo-blee-ah-nah), with my good friend and fellow Oklahoma State student, Trey Gilbertson. We are about to celebrate six weeks in Slovenia, and we have enjoyed every second of it. Like many others,... Continue Reading →

5 Reasons to Study Abroad Long- Term

By: Adrienne Allan, Study Abroad Peer Advisor Independence Students who study abroad gain the ability to use the skills their parents and professors have instilled in them throughout the years and apply them in real-life situations while growing their independence. International Friendship While studying abroad, students make friends from all over the world. Whether it... Continue Reading →

Study Abroad Professional Development

By Jessica Agnew- Career Consultant via Study Abroad February Newsletter An international experience, whether short or long-term, can be extremely valuable in your future career.  Your experiences are unique and can set you apart from other job seekers.  In your job search, whether that is part-time, full-time, or an internship, it is up to you... Continue Reading →

An Aussie in America

By Cole Campbell Damon Smith, a senior Human Resource Management student, has made the long journey from the “Land Down Under” to Stillwater, Okla. in search for his first cultural experience in the United States. Smith is an exchange student from the University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia, one of the 90 reciprocal exchange... Continue Reading →

Advice from Dijon

Many students try to picture what a semester abroad would be like. From international friendships to housing options, we took the chance to ask currently studying abroad students about their experience so far, and advice they have for students considering a study abroad experience for themselves. Meet Sam Koontz, a Strategic Communications Junior from Oklahoma... Continue Reading →

Nadir in Iceland!

Name: Nadir Nibras          Major: Mechanical Engineering with Biomedical option Minor: Gender Studies (not official yet. I just started taking classes in Iceland and plan to continue with the minor at OSU) Location: Reykjavik, Iceland Program: Reciprocal Exchange Program Why did you choose to study in Iceland? I wanted to go to a country that was... Continue Reading →

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