Looking up a Swedish street

3 Things I Learned During My First Month in Sweden

ISEP student Lydia W. is a part of ISEP Voices Spring 2016. She is a new media interactive design major from University of North Carolina at Asheville, and is currently studying abroad at Södertörns högskola in Sweden.

Treasure hunt answers are: mailbox, drying room, fuse box, and in our bathroom, if you made the room steamy, on the Mirror appeared the word 'balcony'.

Celebrating Holidays Abroad

Until my semester abroad, I hadn't celebrated any serious holidays away from my family and friends...and then Easter rolled around. Easter in Finland is celebrated a bit more widely than at my home university. The whole week leading up to Easter Sunday, the University of Jyvaskyla

Love makes you do crazy things.

Love Letters to ISEP

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d share some of the love letters we’ve received from our secret, and not-so-secret admirers: you!


Blending In: How to Meet Locals When You Study Abroad

ISEP Marketing Assistant Alex P shares advice from his study abroad experience about how to make friends with locals during your educational travel adventures…

The bull fight

ISEP Student Stories: Stephanie Goes to the Spanish Bullfight

ISEP student Stephanie V, a literature major from Roanoke College spending the academic year at the Universidad de Murcia in Spain.

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How to Leave for Study Abroad in 3 Simple Steps

ISEP student Joy D. is a student blogger and part of our new ISEP Voices program. She is marketing major from Missouri State University, and is currently studying abroad at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Italy. She shares a couple tips on how it feels to leave for study abroad, and how to cope emotionally.


Expanding Your Comfort Zone in the First Weeks Studying Abroad

I was so excited to study abroad. When you tell people you’re spending a semester or year abroad, they are always enthusiastic and being told “congratulations” becomes a common occurrence. It makes it easier to go; you know you’re going to have the time of your life. And this first month I’ve...


Traveling Abroad With Mental Illness

Mental health is a subject that is highly taboo in America. There is little to no discussion on the topic which creates a culturally accepted climate of ignorance surrounding the issue. This post is a means of showing the impact mental illness had on my time studying abroad.


5 Things to Bring From Home When You Study Abroad

When I go back to Indiana, I will be a study abroad ambassador for my home university. I already know that many prospective study abroad students will be asking me, "What are some things I should definitely buy while I'm still at home?" I know this question will be asked because I asked about 500 pe


Three Reasons to Fall in Love With Turku, Finland

Falling in love is scary. You don’t know if it’s the right person. You don’t know if it’s the right timing. You don’t know if you're investing too much or not enough.