Thursday, October 23, 2014

5 Reasons to Study in Malta

What more could you ask for? 
Here are five reasons to study abroad in Malta using ISEP exchange....
Academic options
Volunteer opportunities
Housing accommodations
Program fees and costs
Application deadlines (November 1 for Spring 2015 Direct)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Killam Fellowships Program for undergraduate students is now open!

Fulbright Canada is proud to inform you that the 2015-2016 competition for the Killam Fellowships Program for undergraduate students is now open! The Killam Fellowships Program is an opportunity for Americans to spend either one semester or a full academic year studying at a university in Canada. The award carries a value of US$5,000 per semester, and includes a health coverage allowance. Added benefits include two enrichment seminars held in Ottawa, ON and Washington, DC. There is also an opportunity to apply for our Cultural Awareness Program which provides funding to travel within Canada for an additional cultural experience. Please encourage your best and brightest undergraduate students to apply by visiting the website ( Please note that the application deadline for the Open Competition is February 2nd, 2015.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Generation Study Abroad

Learn more at 

International experience is one of the most important components of a 21st century education. But currently, less than 10% of U.S. students study abroad. That's why IIE has launched the "Generation Study Abroad Initiative." 

We believe study abroad builds important life skills and is a transformational experience. Our goal is to have 600,000 U.S. students studying abroad in credit and non-credit programs (using the Open Doors 2019, which reports on 2017/2018 data).

You can show your support for this initiative by visiting

Thursday, September 18, 2014


In less than a week is the Study Abroad Fair! The fair will be held outside of Milo from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.September 24. Ask all the questions you've ever had about studying abroad. Learn about courses, scholarships, and all the different programs you can take.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Don't Forget to Register

Registration Fee: Only $15/person or 2 for $25 for students who register by September 7th!  (Registration includes lunch and snacks)
Registration and detailed conference information is available at the Lessons from Abroad Website:

The objectives of the conference are to offer study abroad returnees the opportunity to·    reflect on their recent international experiences·    connect with other study abroad alumni·    network with professionals from international organizations ·    gain important skills for continual learning and application in their future career and academic paths

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Harrison's Russian Adventure

So this is the inaugural post of this blog documenting my trip to Moscow. For those you who don't know, my name is Harrison and I'm a math major at UNO. I'm spending this semester in Moscow, Russia as a participant in the program Math in Moscow (MiM).

I arrived yesterday in the late afternoon after three uneventful flights. I love Lufthansa airlines, you get to eat with real silverware and they pass out hot towelettes! It's the little things. The flights themselves were fine, I just couldn't sleep at all. So my first day here was not the most pleasant just because I was extremely tired. After making it through Passport Control and Customs, I was met by Shura and driven to the dorms. She is a nice, friendly musician that plays Baroque cello. She and Lena (her mom I think) drove me to the dorms, where Shura introduced me to Anya, another Russian student that helps MiM students. The two of them gave me a quick tour, gave me my key and ID card for getting in to the dorms, and then I was left to get moved in and situated.

Read more about Harrison LeFrois life abroad in Moscow in his blog.

Monday, August 25, 2014

From Plains to Fjords: A Semester Abroad

Well, another trip in the bag for this Midwesterner!

The ESN Sea Battle, a round-trip ferry ride/two-day party from Stockholm, Sweden to Riga, Latvia was a unique experience I'm so glad I took part in. Plus, knocking out two countries in two days was pretty sweet too!

We started our journey at 6am Sunday, March 30th. From bus to plane to bus again, we finally made it to our hotel at about 5pm. After traveling for basically the entire day, we all ventured out to a club in the city for the kick-off party for the Sea Battle. As Callie and I so stupidly forgot, the bouncers at the door can't just look at your face and let you in based on how old you look...we had forgotten our IDs in our hotel room! It wouldn't have been such a huge deal...except the hotel was a 47 minute walk away. We reluctantly coughed up some cash to take the subway back, frustrated with our silly oversight but eventually accepting it as another "Europe story." When we finally made it back to the club, we were faced with what looked like a thousand people squished together in one giant dance floor. Although I had been to some clubs back in Kristiansand, this dance party put all others to shame. It was MASSIVE.

Check out this blogger and her experiences studying in Norway. She even includes pictures and video along with witty commentary about her journey.