Monday, January 27, 2014

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to campus everybody! So far it has been a cold and snowy start to the Spring 2014 semester here at UW-P. All I can say is that there's nothing like a Wisconsin winter to make you daydream about studying abroad in some place like Fiji!

Fall 2013 Photo Contest Entry by Alexis Miramontes while traveling in Suva, Fiji

Those lucky students who will be studying in Fiji this semester leave the first week of February and start classes on the 17th! While you may be too late to escape for a warmer climate this semester, the Education Abroad office will still be accepting applications for the Fall 2014 semester until April 15th.

Meanwhile in Europe,  students studying abroad at the American University of Rome start their first day of classes today. While not as balmy as Fiji, the temperature in Rome today is still well above that of Platteville at about 45 degrees Fahrenheit and expected to get into the 60's later in the week.

View from the balcony of the American University of Rome
If you haven't got plans for the summer yet, good news! You still have over a month to apply to study at AUR in Rome! Applications will be accepted until the 15th of March. What could top this summer spent in the City of Love?

A few countries away, and in 62 degree weather, students studying this semester at the Spanish American Institute in Seville have a week of classes already under their belt. Fun fact: the city of Seville is over 2,000 years old and according to mythology, said to be founded by Hercules himself. Rich in history and culture, Seville is a gorgeous study abroad destination, and one that is accepting applications until April for both this summer and fall!

Simply gorgeous Seville!
To check out other fantastic study abroad opportunities for this Summer and Fall 2014, be sure to check out our website, if you haven't already. And if, like those of us in the Education Abroad Office, you are spending this semester in Platteville- don't worry! There are plenty of groups and events on campus to provide that mental escape from this freezing cold landscape. Stay warm!

“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.”
― Wendell Berry

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