Three truths about the concept of time abroad

Time is concrete. A concept we can all understand and something that remains true for all of us, no matter who or where we are. I had ten months of time to contemplate and anticipate my abroad adventures that loomed in the future. That’s a long time to ponder something, but it came and went, … Continue reading Three truths about the concept of time abroad

Study Abroad Abroad

As an international student studying at the University of Rochester, it might seem strange to even consider going abroad since you’re already abroad. However, that is exactly what I decided to do as a second semester junior. When I heard about the EPA program, it truly caught my attention. Whether it was the fact that … Continue reading Study Abroad Abroad

Home Away from Home (including the difficulties…)

At my school, Furman University, it is not out of the ordinary to study abroad. To me, after my sister went to Edinburgh, I knew that I was going to follow in her footsteps, and I did exactly just that. After having been here for just over a month, Edinburgh has quickly become home to … Continue reading Home Away from Home (including the difficulties…)

The “Real World” in Edinburgh

One of the most unique components of my semester in Scotland was my academic internship.  On most study abroads, you are just taking classes at a foreign university, but with EPA, you have the chance to partake in an internship while also taking a few classes.  I interned with Law At Work (LAW), a company … Continue reading The “Real World” in Edinburgh

Endless Opportunities in Brussels

EPA Internships in Brussels, Belgium, clarified my future goals and gave me the resources to pursue them. Outside of the incredible internship placement however, the best part of this program is the wide variety of opportunities it allows. Having spent my fall semester in a more traditional study abroad program to better my French, I … Continue reading Endless Opportunities in Brussels

The Birds and Bonn: An Awesome Animal Conservation Internship

I participated in the Bonn internship program during the spring semester of 2015 and could not have been happier with my decision.  I knew I wanted to continue getting hands-on experience in the animal field, especially in zoos, and the very dedicated program director, Hartwig Prüßmann, worked tirelessly to make that possible.  He was able to … Continue reading The Birds and Bonn: An Awesome Animal Conservation Internship

My EPA Experience Opened the Door to My Current Career

My EPA Bonn Internship was in Fall 1998.  Unlike many of the other students in my internship group, this was my first-ever trip to Germany and not counting Canada it was only the second foreign country I had ever visited.  Two things were immediately apparent to me.  One, Germany was as beautiful a country as … Continue reading My EPA Experience Opened the Door to My Current Career

Educational Internship: It Does Exist (Sort of)

I am a senior majoring in American Sign Language and Psychology, and I'm in the GRADE program, so I'm also working on my Master's in Elementary Education. I am not generally a very adventurous person. I was perfectly content on campus and really had no desire to go abroad. Then I realized that I had … Continue reading Educational Internship: It Does Exist (Sort of)

My Amazing Dentistry Internship Helped Me Define My Career Goals

I decided to go on this program because I felt like it was hard to get hands-on experience in the dental field. I chose to be in London for personal reasons, but I am glad it was where I ended up going. Although the practice I was at was pretty far outside the city, the commute didn’t … Continue reading My Amazing Dentistry Internship Helped Me Define My Career Goals