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Global Gauchos

Why You Should Learn Another Language

Carley Weiler share insights gained from her recent trip to learn Spanish in Costa Rica.
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The Puerto Rican Protests: A Lesson in Democracy

In light of recent protests in Puerto Rico, Nina Nazario discusses the importance of this victory to democracy as a whole.
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Floating Doctors Sunk All Doubts

Siavash Ghadiri shares how his experience helping doctors abroad helped to solidify his desire to become a dentist.
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Load Shedding Is Nasty

While studying abroad in South Africa, Miranda de Moraes exposes how energy regulations enforce inequality.
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Is Studying Abroad All Sunshine and Rainbows?

Autumn Murphy questions whether or not studying abroad really lives up to its hype.
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In Defense of Dutch Directness

Britt de Visser argues that we should take a page out the Dutch's books and try being more straightforward in our daily interactions.
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Academic Culture Shock: Do Europeans Really Do It Better?

Simon Ahrens debates the values of the American education system from the point of view of an international student.
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How Studying Abroad Improved My Mental Health

On the Menu Editor Tiffany Velazquez discusses how studying abroad in Bristol, England has impacted her mental health.
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Island In The Sun

Calista Liu espouses the benefits of studying abroad in Cyprus.
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A Revived Relationship with Food

Miya Herzstein reflects on how studying abroad has changed her eating habits for the better.
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The Personal is Political: My UCDC Experience

Sarah Garrett recounts her experience interning on Capitol Hill for the UCDC program.
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Why Going Taught Me to Stay a Little Longer

Kian Karamdashti reflects on his feelings about home while studying across the pond.
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Turtles and Travels: Researching Abroad in Costa Rica

Kaelen McCracken reviews the summer she spent researching sea turtles in Costa Rica with the Bren School of Environmental Science.
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I Am Not America’s Spokesperson

While studying abroad in London, Hannah Jackson explores the difficulties of being asked to speak for her entire country.
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