My year and a half abroad has come to an end. Thanks to everyone who showed their support! I (Andrew) encourage you to look around the site, scroll down for the latest blog posts, and like us on Facebook for updates. You can also click on the menu at the top to find out more about my latest adventures.


A Thank You Letter

Dear Reader, Thank you for being part of my study abroad journey over the last 18+ months. It has been a life-changing experience and it wouldn’t have been the same without you. You were the fellow students, professors, family members, product partners, location directors, friends, and strangers that  built a community where I could ask questions, look for answers, and…


Defining Me | Pre-departure Reflection | Central College in Austria

Coming off of Martin Luther King Day last week and preparing to enter Black History month next week, the internet has come alive with people expressing the important role of experience in shaping lives. Whether it’s a video like  “An Overreaction” (click for link) in support of #BlackLivesMatter or this one about the history being re-explored on the Whitney plantation…


Catching up on Photos

It’s been a while since I posted photos to the blog. Check out some of these new albums! Day trip to Czech Republic. Posted by Study Abroad on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 I spent Christmas break with a host family (family friends) in Germany. Posted by Study Abroad on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 More photos from my internship in Austria. Posted by…


How to Make Friends at the University | Quora Questions

Quora is a Wikipedia for personal experiences. The difference between Quora and other Q&A platforms is that, instead of shouting into the internet void, you can target your questions at experts in the field or even specific people. (Check out the Obama’s answers by clicking here). As I’ve worked toward my majors in Media Production and German, I have also,…


AFK-ish: Some New Year’s Observations | Europe 2015-2016

For my winter break this year I traveled by train from Vienna, Austria to Heidelberg, Germany in order to spend sometime with old family friends. One of the side effects/benefits of this visit was that I spent a lot of time AFK (Away from the Keyboard) being refreshed through holiday activities and adventures. This of course means that I have…


Freak Flags and Square Inches | Why Media? | Andrew’s Blog

I recently made a short video and wrote a short blog post answering the often asked question “Why German?” (link) I’m rarely asked, however, “Why Media?” As a result I’ve developed a concise response to the first question: I fell in love with the language and the opportunities it offers. But I’m still working on my answer to the second.