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Hello, my name is Xinxin Zhou, and I am an international student from China. I am a junior now and am double majoring in Political Science and East Asian Studies. During the fall semester 2018, I joined a CIEE study abroad program and went to National ChengChi University in Taipei, Taiwan. Many people might not know about Taiwan. It a small island located in the Pacific Ocean. For many decades, Taiwan and mainland China have had many political conflicts. 


Global Food Connections [Q&A]


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, with Katie Claggett ’19
 


Learning in Each Moment

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. 

'En Barranquilla Me Quedo!'

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. 

Finding a Seoulmate

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. 


Sweet Seville

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. 

Biodiversity in the Bocas del Toro

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.

In Awe of Africa, Akwaaba!

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.


Finding Peace in Rwanda

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!

To Italy and Back!

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.

Guilford Again — in Germany

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.


French Fusion

Bonjour! My name is Danika Gottbrecht and 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.


A Proud Ambassador

A Proud Ambassador

International student Persis Ayeh 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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