What Are CBU Students Saying About Study Abroad?

Emily Flechas is a sophomore Psychology major who is originally from Alabama. In order to get to know more about her studies abroad, we asked her a few questions about some of the highlights from her trip.

What was your favorite place to visit in Italy and why? (Assisi, Rome, etc.)
Assisi, it just took my breath away.
What was your favorite site to see?
The underground Roman house.
What food should every one traveling to Italy try?
What did you gain most out of this experience?
A better understanding of a culture different from my own.
What would you tell students who are thinking about studying abroad?
Do it. Somehow, someway, make it work.

Maxime Boisdron (left) and Piruntha Muthukumaru (right) are both senior foreign exchange students from France majoring in Engineering. In order to get to know more about them and their native country, we asked a few questions about their hometown and their stay in America.

What are your favorite things to do in Memphis? France?
While in Memphis, they both enjoy Tiger football games and going to Beale Street. In France, Maxime enjoys eating French food while Piruntha enjoys hanging out with friends.
What is the biggest difference between France and America?
They both agree that the biggest difference is the food. Another difference is the layout of the campus; in France, that have many schools on one campus while CBU is just one university.
What French food would you suggest to Americans traveling to France?
French baguette: bread with a nice cheese and wine to compliment it.
What American food would you suggest to French citizens traveling to America?
Taco Bell.

Where Can YOU Study Abroad?

Travel/ Study Trips Open to All CBU Students!

• Barcelona, Spain
with a day trip to the charming village of Figueras, Italy, home of Salvadore Dali and the ancient walled city of Carcassonne, France. Join us over Spring Break, March 2-9, as we begin our travels to Barcelona, Spain. We will submerge ourselves in the unique learning environment that will engage all of our senses. We will taste the Spanish foods that Old City Barcelona has to offer, see art in the Picasso Museum, hear the sounds of Flamenco dancers, smell the roses in Guell Park, and get a feel for everyday life at LaSalle University. Come see the influence Barcelona has on commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, science, and the arts and be a part of one of the world’s most global cities. Learn and experience economics and global studies throughout this study abroad experience via “walking classrooms.” Cost includes tuition and fees*, airline tickets, hotel, breakfast, some meals, all included sights, health insurance, and ground transportation. Students from all majors are invited to take advantage of this program.
Join us in Ormskirk, U.K. at Edgehill University June 8-29, 2013! This unique three-week program allows you to experience life abroad in an authentic 18th century market town near the bustling metropolis of Liverpool with its rich culture of arts, theater, music, and shopping. Then, mid-way through the trip, see the exciting international city of London for three nights! Courses offered include History of British Rock and Introduction to Travel Writing. Cost includes tuition and fees* , lodging at Edgehill, meal pass at Edgehill, ground transportation, airport pickup, 6 day excursions, 3-day trip to London (including train fare, lodging, breakfast daily, and Hop-On & Hop-Off Bus Tour).
Join our classroom in Mexico City in May 2013! Mexico City is one of the most important financial centers in North America. Learn a little Spanish, visit with business leaders and university faculty at LaSalle University, and see the colorful sights!  Cost includes tuition and fees, sightseeing and tours, lodging n the form of a “Home Stay,” shared accommodations with breakfast and dinner at the home of a Mexico City family, roundtrip airport transportation, four buffet lunches, gratuities for bus drivers and guides and medical insurance. An extra stipend may be charged according to age of the traveler.

Check out www.cbu.edu/studyabroad for further information. Also, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/studyabroad.cbu to keep updated with all of the latest information!

Rome: Spring Break 2012

Rome Italy Spring Break 2012 Students

From left to right: Robert O’Ryan, Emily Fletchas, Cathy Thorne, Kenny Hooks, K.J. Grover, Alex Grover, Brandon Lutts, Bentley Smith, and Dana Pabalate

Students in Rome, Spring Break 2012 were: Robert O’Ryan, Emily Fletchas, Cathy Thorne, Kenny Hooks, K.J. Grover, Alex Grover, Brandon Lutts, Bentley Smith, Dana Pabalate, Shazzade Dobbins (not pictured), and Maurice Mondie (not pictured). The Trevi Fountain is where everyone gathered, as tradition has it, to throw a coin over their shoulder to be assured that they would return to Rome.

“Considering this is my first trip outside of the country, it was an amazing experience. The city of Rome was truly spectacular, and the experience itself is one I’ll never forget.” Bentley Smith

“I loved spending my Spring Break in Rome! I got to see amazing things and made some awesome new friends! I think everyone should study abroad at least once in college.” Emily Fletchas

Rome Italy Spring Break 2012 Pantheon at Night by Cathy Thorne

Pantheon at Night. Photography by Cathy Thorne

“An important part of the class, Sustainable Economics, taught by Professor Papachristou, was our trip to Rome. It was enlightening to see the priorities and age-old practices of another culture, as well as their use of modern sustainable technology, such as solar energy. Each day was used to its fullest, and it was a privilege staying at the Lasallian World Headquarters.” -Robert O’Ryan