Beyond Friendly

French Fusion

Danika Gottbrecht '18 walked the line between study abroad experience and internship experience near the border of France and Germany.


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

Brian James ’18 explored Asia — a world far outside the comforts of the Guilford College campus.


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

Lila Jones ’19 set goals for her time abroad in Siena, Italy. Read on to find out if she met (or exceeded) her expectations!


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. My writing is full of beauty, ancient imagery, stylized language and spirituality — all of which I expected to find in Italy. I hoped that the Siena program would challenge and thrill me as and writer. 

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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