How to get the most out of your study abroad experience

By: Elizabeth Harris, @elizharris32 It’s that time of year again! Many students have made the life-changing decision to study abroad in the destinations of their dreams this summer. By this time last year, I was accepted into Ohio University’s Politics in Paris Program. I had my flight booked, I was researching everything and anything about Paris, and Europe in general. My over-all excitement level was through the roof. Studying abroad was the best decision I ever made in my life, and I would give anything to go back again this summer. Here are some tips for first-time study abroad students to … Continue reading How to get the most out of your study abroad experience

3 Inconveniences of Traveling Made Easier – by Apps

By: Erin Golden, @erinngolden Traveling is easily one of the most rewarding experiences there is. Seeing other cultures, experiencing new people, and coming back completely enlightened, are all benefits of traveling this wonderful world of ours. As anyone who’s traveled knows, however, it isn’t always “fun and games.” Sometimes the most frustration comes from some of the most common traveling situations. Delayed/changed flights. Ugh. Currency conversion (no one said PR people are good at math). Wandering the streets looking for someplace to eat (when you’re already starving).  But with the wonderful world of technology and smartphones at our feet, there … Continue reading 3 Inconveniences of Traveling Made Easier – by Apps

What To Do To Prepare For A Study Abroad

By: Emma Perrin @emma_perrin17 For as long as I can remember, it’s been a dream of mine to study abroad. By the time I began my journey at Ohio University last fall, my longing for adventure had already kicked in and I immediately began researching how I could make my dreams of international study a reality. I was recently accepted into a study abroad program in Barcelona, Spain for spring semester, and I couldn’t be more excited! But I’m quickly realizing that living abroad for 4 months is a big responsibility that requires a great deal of planning. Below are a … Continue reading What To Do To Prepare For A Study Abroad

Diversifying my Skills: Documentary Filmmaking

 Two months ago I had one of the most amazing and stressful experiences I have ever had in my 19 years of life, the opportunity to study abroad in Quito, Ecuador for a documentary filmmaking program through Ohio University. I was not exactly prepared when I walked into my first class session during fall semester – because this was my first experience ever working with film beyond the mediocre short movies I made using a digital camera and a trial version of Final Cut Pro. During the first week, we split up into the four documentary groups we would work … Continue reading Diversifying my Skills: Documentary Filmmaking

International Travel for the Inexperienced Traveler

In less than a month I will be traveling to Quito, Ecuador for a study abroad trip and I could not be more excited! Considering I’ve only been on a plane twice in my life and have only had one real experience abroad, preparing for this trip has been a pain in my backside. So here’s the basics of what I’ve learned so far in my how-to on preparing for traveling abroad: Get a passport (if you already have a passport check the expiration date): I know you’re sitting there thinking, “Thanks Captain Obvious! I’m going out of the country … Continue reading International Travel for the Inexperienced Traveler

A Bag Full of Tricks in Leipzig, Germany

This summer I had the great opportunity to further my journalism education across the pond in Leipzig, Germany. Myself, along with thirteen other J-School classmates, traveled thousands of miles to gain a better perspective of international journalism at the University of Leipzig. I have never had a burning passion to become an international journalist, but was curious how the other side of the world did this journalism thing. During my four weeks abroad, I explored Germany while writing articles, blogs and edited and broadcasted a radio piece. By the end of those four weeks, I gained an immense appreciation for … Continue reading A Bag Full of Tricks in Leipzig, Germany

5 Reasons You Need International Experience

One of the biggest things that can make a candidate stand out in an interview is having international experience.  With an increasing global economy, it is extremely beneficial for students to get international experience and become more marketable and well rounded. At Ohio University there is a program called “The Global Leadership Center” or GLC. The GLC is a two-year certificate program that focuses on developing “internationally-minded, locally-engaged leaders in all walks of life.” The purpose of this program is to make students better rounded and skilled, both professionally and culturally so they are prepared for working with international clients … Continue reading 5 Reasons You Need International Experience

New Executive Explores Florence, Italy

By: Brittany Venturella Account Executive, ImPRessions account Walking down the streets of Florence, Italy, I was originally overwhelmed by the medieval architecture and the towering cathedrals.  Although Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence’s Duomo or main cathedral, is breathtaking, there is something even more unique and special that Florence houses:  the Italian people. One night my friends and I ended the day by going to the Ponte Vecchio at sunset.  This historic bridge displays jewelry shops specializing in gold that have lined the bridge’s street since the Italian Renaissance. The jewelry shops are just one part of a long tradition of … Continue reading New Executive Explores Florence, Italy