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Czech Republic 2011: Castle Prague and Lennon Wall

By Derek Plante

May 23, 2011

Filed under Study Abroad

These blogs are more work than I originally anticipated. I revise these things almost more than I just write them. Not to mention they always seem to get done about two days after they actually happen, but without an internet connection, I suppose that ca...

Czech Republic 2011: The yo-yo tournament

By Derek Plante

May 21, 2011

Filed under Study Abroad

Quick interjection for you folks, I apologize in advance for misspelt names or missing accents, I’m doing my best to find the correct spelling and names. Thanks. Saturday, May 21 4th Day- Went to a Czech yo-yo tournament with Mr. Coons held in a ...

Czech Republic 2011: The First Day

By Derek Plante

May 19, 2011

Filed under Study Abroad

On the ground, we were picked up by a yo-yoing pal of Jeff’s nicknamed “Korda,” (really-named Jan, pronounced Yan for those of you not speaking Czech, but also called Honza. “Korda” itself is a play off of his last name of “K...

Czech Republic 2011: The Journey

By Derek Plante

May 18, 2011

Filed under Study Abroad

I’m sitting on the second floor of an unconstructed house in Nové Město (New Town), Prague, with two 10-foot doors open to a thunderstorm and the sight of two massive church spires just past two very inconveniently-placed trees. It...

Travel abroad psychoanalysis

By Mike Fox

March 27, 2011

Filed under Columns

The intense experience of studying abroad leaves many people in love with the country where they studied. The emotional rollercoaster of the study abroad experience, the people one connects with, the fantastic sites and vital self-deve...

Rachel Tumin: Paris

By Rachel Tumin

March 1, 2011

Filed under Study Abroad

See more from Rachel | Follow along with other UMass students as they travel across the globe. [slickr-flickr tag="Rachel1" delay="20"] ...

For students going abroad, safety first

By Charlie Curley

February 16, 2011

Filed under Campus News

With students studying abroad this semester and countless others preparing for spring break trips, reviewing safety and travel information is essential to help ensure their trip is safe and enjoyable. “The best place for stud...

Life in Scotland

By Tappan Parker

February 8, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Studying abroad in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, has been teaching me a lot about Scottish culture, whisky and the basics of living in a foreign country. First off, getting to the country your studying in is probably the worst experience you wil...

UWash study reveals heavier drinking patterns amongst students who study abroad

By Ashley Berger

November 4, 2010

Filed under Archives

Everyone knows that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but does the saying apply for every country in any given school’s study abroad listings? A recent study done by the University of Washington indicates that drink...

Five UMass alums awarded Fulbright Scholarships

By Staff

October 14, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Five former University of Massachusetts students, among them four 2010 graduates, were awarded Fulbright Scholarships for international studies, according to a Wednesday release from the University’s News and Media Relations office. The students are among som...

UMass ranks fourth for federally funded scholarship

By Sam Hayes

October 6, 2010

Filed under Archives

With 16 students winning the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship for study abroad programs, the University of Massachusetts again ranks fourth nationally for the federally funded scholarship. UMass has two more winners than it did last semester and ranks behind University of California-Berk...

Study exposes different determining factors for study abroad choices

By Charlotte Kenyon

October 6, 2010

Filed under Archives

Over 1,000 students each and every year are able to leave the lecture halls and textbooks behind at University of Massachusetts and immerse themselves in a new culture, lifestyle and form of education while studying abroad. But this opportunity is not as easy as purchasing a pla...