Beyond Friendly

To Italy and Back!

Guest Blog


This is the story of our journey from Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., to the Basilicata region of Italy — and back again. 

Our purpose: to understand the cultural influence of education, to partner with IIS Bernalda in growing our pedagogic and cultural knowledge, and to embrace all the Basilicata has to offer, both historically and today. 

We barely scratched the surface, but this blog takes you across the region, into Puglia, back to Bernalda, and home again through the eyes of seven unique students and their professor. 

Finding Peace


Muraho! 

On May 5, 2018, I walked across a stage to receive a diploma alongside other fellow Guilfordians. An hour later, I was boarding a plane that would take me to see the Land of a Thousand Hills! Both events were life-changing but being in Rwanda will never compare with anything else I have experienced in this world. 

Guilford Again

Laura Jones '97 studied abroad once more with Guilford faculty, fellow alumni and her mom at the celebration honoring 40 years of the Munich Program.


It’s a misty Monday morning in Berchtesgaden, Germany. American children who’ve just met that morning are kicking a ball in the grass, friends already. Adults of all ages are milling around, helping each other with luggage and joking about our German waiter from the night before. It’s gloomy out, but everyone is smiling and familiar. Some of us didn’t even know each other seven days ago. This is Guilford. 

French Fusion

Bonjour! My name is Danika Gottbrecht and I am a senior at Guilford College. I major in French and International Studiesand minor in German. Last spring, I decided to study abroad in Strasbourg, which sits 6 km from the German border in eastern France. 

Outside the Bubble

My name is Brian James. I’m a senior double major in International Studies of East Asia and Political Science. When I studied abroad in 2017, I had the opportunity to learn outside the bubble. 

Studying in Siena

When I decided to study abroad, I had a few goals. These related to creativity, academics and personal growth. Specifically: I wanted to be inspired. I am a Creative Writing major, working on a story I intend to finish by graduation.

A Proud Ambassador

A Proud Ambassador

Persis Ayeh is studying abroad this semester — at Guilford! She shares her perspective of what it’s like to study in the United States.

Gladly, Germany

Gladly, Germany

Quinn Candelaria ’20 is absorbing culture, creating lasting relationships, and learning everything he can during Study Abroad in Germany.

Social Movements, Mint Tea and Morocco

Social Movements, Mint Tea and Morocco

Katie Claggett ’19 is exploring multiculturalism and human rights in Morocco while making sure to take time for tea.

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