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Bahamas                                Costa Rica
Australia          bahamas          costa rica
Cyprus                                    Czech Republic                       Ecuador
Cyprus          Czech Republic            Ecuador
England                                  France                                     Germany
England         france           germany
Greece and Turkey                Guatemala                                India                                        
Greece        Guatemala            india            
Ireland                                   Italy                                          Netherlands
Ireland          Italy           netherlands
Scotland                               South Africa                             South Korea
Scotland         South Africa           South Korea
Spain                                    Wales
Spain          Wales


Megan Corder - Independent Internship at an Australian University (Summer 2016)
Read along as Megan completes a Student Affairs internship in housing at a university in Australia. 

Kaitlyn Corzine - Intercultural Communications and Co-Cultural Experiences (faculty-led) (Summer 2015)
Adventure through Australia and New Zealand with Kaitlyn on this faculty-led summer excursion!

Haley Presnell - University of Wollongong (Globalinks) (Spring 2013)
Follow Haley as she explores beautiful Australia during her spring semester!


Lindsay Anderson - Bahamas Science and Schooling (Summer 2015)
Check out Lindsay's thorough documentation of her adventures on the Science and Schooling trip in the Bahamas!  Her blog includes a journal, photos, and a program-specific packing list.

Courtney Huff - Bahamas (Summer 2014)
Join Courtney as she explores Andros Island in the Bahamas as she studies abroad on the summer education program!

Costa Rica

Brittany Griffin - COST (Fall 2014)
Hear about Brittany's experiences as she student teaches in another country while also exploring Costa Rica!

Sarah Micksch- Universidad Veritas (Summer 2014)
Travel alongside Sarah as she adventures through Costa Rica! 


Czech Republic


Kenisha Davis - Organic farming independent study (Spring 2013)
Get the dirt on a two week organic farming experience in Vilcabamba, Ecuador.


Kaitlin Throgmorton - University of Winchester (Spring 2016) 
Check out Kaitlin's Facebook page where she documents her time abroad in the U.K.! 

Lindsey Garcia- University of Winchester (Fall 2014) 
Follow Lindsey Garcia as she travels through Winchester! 

Jordan Nelson - University of Westminster (Spring 2014)
Take "leaps through London" with Jordan!

Clara Mattheessen - University of Winchester (Spring 2014)
Join Clara as she tells the tales of her travels to Winchester and onward.

Emily Adams - Harlaxton College (Spring 2014)
Discover what it's like for a central Illinois farm girl to visit England! 

Danika Dale - Harlaxton College (Fall 2013)
Follow along on Danika's fall semester adventure in Grantham, England.

Bailey Doty-Harlaxton College (Summer 2014)
Join Bailey as she adventures through England!
McKenzie Dial-Harlaxton College (Summer 2014)
Follow McKenzie as she shares her memories and experiences in Grantham England! 

Danielle Rogner - English Literary Landscapes (Summer 2013)
A Midsummer Night's Dream come true: books, tea and castles await.

Helen Plevka - English Literary Landscapes (Summer 2013)
The title says it best: "Living in a Castle." Follow Helen as she explores Harlaxton College & the UK.

Kelsey Hoyt - University of Winchester (Spring 2013)
Across the pond and into the books!


Rebecca Duke - Université Catholique de l’Ouest (Spring 2016)
Enjoy living vicariously through Rebecca as she studies French in the heart of the Loire Valley in Angers, France.

Sarah Wojda - Université d'Avignon (Fall 2013)
Join Sarah as her love for dogs and French culture enhance her experiences throughout France.

Jamie Olson - Art in Paris (faculty-led) (Summer 2013)
Forget infinity, Jamie is focused on "Paris and Beyond" as she explores the City of Lights.

Garrett Goben - Art in Paris (faculty-led) (Summer 2013)
Follow along as Art student Garrett reflects on life as an "American in Paris."

Stacy Black - L'Institute Catholique (Summer 2013)
In "Around France in 60 Days," Stacy chronicles her time in the City of Lights: Paris, France.


Kevin Hanrahan - Universität Würzburg (Spring 2014)
Journey with Kevin as he explores Germany on an EIU Exchange program!

Greece and Turkey

Elizabeth Burbatt - Odyssey in Athens (Summer 2013)
Liz is navigating her way through the capital city of Greece, and enjoying courses in Art & Architecture. As her title proclaims, she is "Living the Dream!"


Daniel Guerrero - Spring Break in Guatemala (faculty-led) (Spring Break 2016)
Daniel shares a day-by-day account of his spring break trip to Guatemala!


Jori Leigh Wilson- Education in India (faculty-led) (Summer 2014)
Jori Wilson takes you on an incredible adventure to India! 

Laura Krieg - Education in India (faculty-led) (Summer 2014)
Laura studies abroad for her third and final time with EIU in India.


Holly Dust - Irish Heritage Tour Faculty-Led Program (Summer 2016)
Read through Holly's electronic journal documenting her experiences on the Communication Disorder Sciences program with Dr. McNamara.

Sarah Barrie - Irish Heritage Tour Faculty-Led Program (Summer 2016)
Communication Disorder Sciences program with Dr. McNamara.

Ireland and Northern Ireland Co-Cultural Experience faculty-led program (Summer 2016)
Communications Studies and Business are exploring Ireland and Northern Ireland with Dr. Kight and AJ Walsh.

Sarah Hix - Teaching in the Emerald Isle (Fall 2014)
Sarah is on an Irish Adventure student teaching in Co. Kerry, Ireland.

Margaret Langevin - National University of Ireland: Galway (Fall 2013)
Slan America, Dia Dhuit Ireland! Join Margaret as she says goodbye to the U.S. and hello to the Emerald Isle.


Psychology Multi-Cultural Human Behavior faculty-led group (Summer 2016)
Dr. Nardi, professor of Psychology, is leading a group to study human behavior and cultural practices around Italy.  Follow along on their Facebook group!

Justine Ryan - Florence University of the Arts (Fall 2013)
From studying in Florence to exploring Amsterdam, Prague, and more, Justine travels her way through Europe.

Emily Manley - Florence University of the Arts (Fall 2013)
From Charleston to Florence, Emily is cooking, traveling and eating her way through Italy.

Erica Young - Florence University of the Arts (Summer 2013)
With a title like Eat, Paint, Louvre .. you have a good idea of what Erica is up to this summer in Europe!

Erika Butler - Lorenzo de Medici, Florence (Spring 2013)
Follow Erika on her Italian adventures!


Helen Plevka - COST Program (Fall 2016)
Read about Helen's student teaching adventure in the Netherlands!

Charity Huwe - COST Program (Fall 2016)
Charity student taught in the Netherlands to complete her degree in Elementary Education.


Darius Francis - Panrimo Internship (Summer 2014)
Join Darius while he journeys through Scotland while interning and studying. 

South Africa

Anna Tower - Family & Consumer Sciences Semester (Fall 2013)
With a copy of Nelson Mandela's "Long Walk to Freedom" in her bag, Anna is ready to take on South Africa.

Amber Rigsby - Family & Consumer Sciences Semester (Fall 2013)
Now preparing for her third time abroad, Amber is ready for a semester in South Africa.

Demetris Lawrence - Family & Consumer Sciences Semester (Fall 2013)
Follow Demetris and her FCS classmates as they observe human services first hand in and around Cape Town.

Ryan Freer - Nation Building in the New South Africa (faculty-led) (Summer 2013)
Join a fellow Panther as he explores the "Orange Free State" led by Prof. Michael Loudon.

Anna Stipe - COST Program (Spring 2013)
Follow Anna as she student teaches in Cape Town South Africa!

South Korea

Valerie Rosen - Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea (Fall 2016 - Spring 2017)
Read all about Valerie's academic year at Sogang University in South Korea.

Rachel Ratajski - Seoul, South Korea (Spring 2016)
Live vicariously though Rachel's VLOG that documented her day-to-day life as a student at Sogang University in South Korea!

Lizzie Bridges - Seoul, South Korea (Spring 2016)
Stay up-to-date with Lizzie's experience at Sogang University in South Korea!

Jennifer Kim - South Korea (Fall 2013)
Join Jennifer as she explores South Korea and gets to see some of her family along her journey!

Nakita Lee - Ajou University (Summer 2013)
Nakita takes you through an American girl's adventures in South Korea, from cherry blossoms to kimchi.


Jocelyn Swanson - Malaca Instituto (Fall 2013)
Follow along on Jocelyn's experiencia in sunny Spain, as she navigates a second language.

John (Cameron) Murray - Universidad de Salamanca (Fall 2013)
The search for castellano puro begins, in the historical city of Salamanca. 

Priscilla Gonzalez - Universidad de Salamanca (FA13), Malaca Instituto (SP14)
In her own words, "España finally gets to meet the short one", as Priscilla spends an academic year between two very different locations.


Samantha DeYoung-  University of South Wales (Spring 2015)
Join Samantha and her classmates as they travel throughout South Wales.

Sydney Jarrard - University of South Wales (Spring 2015)
Read about Sydney's time spent at and around the University of South Wales in Treforest, Wales.

Caitie Danforth - University of South Wales (Fall 2014)
"If not now, when?" Caitie offers her insight and experiences all the way from Wales!
Haley Titsworth - University of South Wales (Fall 2014) 
Follow Haley as she adventures throughout South w