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Student Stories

Student voices are the most important during study abroad. Hear from your peers about what it was like in their host country, what they wish they had known, and more. Are you interested in submitting a piece? Please email siena@tulane.edu.

Homestay in Spain

three women smiling together

Miranda reflects on living with her host mom in Seville, Spain.    




The View from Abroad: Top Culture Shock Moments

Anya, Caroline, and Emilia all discuss their biggest moments of culture shock.    




The View from Abroad: Stories from Russia during its Invasion of Ukraine

The View from Abroad: Comparing Academic Cultures

The View from Abroad, our student-run blog, is back with a comparison in academic cultures between Tulane and European schools! This week Anya is joined by junior Emma Allen, a Political Economy and English major currently studying abroad with INSTEP Cambridge. 

The View From Abroad: Considering Race and Identity Abroad

The View from Abroad is back this semester with a new post about racial identity in the context of studying abroad. Anya is joined by CIEE Seville Student Marcelle Ellis as they discuss their experiences abroad.


The View from Abroad: Lessons From A Covid Abroad Semester

This week, Anya focuses on her past semester abroad in Scotland. She discusses the impact that COVID-19 had on her semester and passes on advice on how to make the most of an unusual study abroad experience.




The View from Abroad: Language Exhaustion-- Navigating French Immersion in Toulouse

The series continues this week with a new post about the challenges and rewards that Anya has experienced while navigating language immersion in France.




The View from Abroad: Beyond the Baguette-- Eating Abroad in Toulouse, France

picnic with a wide variety of foods

The series continues this week with a new post about the culinary differences Anya has experienced between here and the United States. Plus, a recipe for Crêpes Suzette!




The View From Abroad: Day in the Life, SIT Panama and CIEE Toulouse

picnic with a wide variety of foods

Check out the latest installment of our student blog series “The View from Abroad”! This week Anya is joined by Ellie Casement for a comparison of daily life between the CIEE Toulouse and SIT Panama.




The View from Abroad: Observations on Politics and Civic Engagement in France

french flag against sky

The series continues this week with a new post about the political differences Anya has experienced between here and the United States. 




The View from Abroad: Wrapping up a Semester

french flag against sky

How do you even begin to say good-bye after three months abroad? In this week’s blog post, Anya offers some tips to make wrapping up a semester abroad a little easier. 




Interning Abroad

Caroline writes about her experiences and advice for pursuing an internship abroad.




Pre-Med Abroad

Amber writes about how she balanced pre-med and a semester in Australia.