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Journeying Through Japan
Sociology and East Asian Studies double major Chelsea Sosa ’21 spent her spring semester on her dream trip, taking in the sites, building friendships, and absorbing Japan’s vibrant culture.
On her journey to enlightenment, Honors student and Criminal Justice and English and Media Studies double major Amber Dumont ’22 overcame fear and exhaustion on the days-long walk to Santiago de Compostela.
When I said, "Auf Wiedersehen, Deutschland!" I meant it
Quinn Candelaria '20 credits Guilford's study abroad program in Munich with molding him into an international citizen. He shares how this fulfilling and authentic experience has changed his life — and given him a new home.
Hello, my name is Xinxin Zhou '20, an international student from China and double major in Political Science and East Asian Studies, joined a CIEE study abroad program and went to National ChengChi University in Taipei, Taiwan.
Sustainable Food Systems and Political Science double major, Mallory Cerkleski ’20, traveled to not just one country for her semester abroad, but three! Here, Mallory reflects on her study abroad semester, Rethinking Food Security, in a Q&A with Katie Claggett ’19.
My name is Shea Orth-Moore and I had the most incredible opportunity to study abroad (for a second time), in Mexico. I had the most transformative and intellectually stimulating experience of my life while studying with the Autonomous University for Social Movements, also known as the Mexican Solidarity Network, all over Mexico.
iHola amigos! My name is Robert Neff-Taylor, and I’m a 4th year at Guilford College majoring in Criminal Justice and Political Science with a minor in Psychology. Barranquilla is an old industrial city on the northern coast of Colombia, right where the Magdalena river exits into the Caribbean sea.
My name is Mikayla Jones, and there are no words that will ever be worthy enough to describe the impact Korea has made on my life. The summer of 2018 changed how I view the world. During those eight weeks, I was able to see, hear and eat things I could only dream about. For the first time in my life, everything I have ever been interested in was in one location.
Hola! My name is Gillian Sherman and I am a senior here at Guilford majoring in English and Media Studies. Last semester in Spring 2018, I had the amazing opportunity to study abroad in Seville, Spain (or Sevilla in Spanish) which turned out to be one of the most fulfilling and joyful experiences of my life.
My name is Caleb Amstutz! I’m a senior here at Guilford, studying Biology and English. In the Spring of 2018, I studied abroad in Panama with the School for Field Studies on a Guilford affiliated program.
This marked my second study abroad experience following the 2016 Sienna program, which provided necessary cross-cultural and self-learning, (cultural shock included) that factored my decision to study in Africa.
More than 100 people — Americans, Germans, Swiss, and Austrians — gathered to celebrate one of Guilford’s longest running and most dearly held study abroad trips. June 2018 marked 40 years of the Guilford College in Munich program.