Ithaca College’s environmental studies program has been growing steadily since its inception. The addition of new majors and opportunities has given students the chance to explore their own ideas and learn from the experiences of others in the field. One of the most exciting of these is IC’s partnership with EcoVillage at Ithaca (EVI), a sustainable living community located just minutes from the College.
For four months, I was a resident of Sydney, Australia. Studying abroad “down under” for the spring, I attended one of Australia’s most prestigious universities, learned to surf, cuddled a koala, fed kangaroos, slept under the stars in the Outback, and swam in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. I also visited neighboring New Zealand, where I hiked Franz Josef glacier.
I thought I’d fall eternally in love with the most romantic city in the world. But like all relationships, this one had its ups and downs. Here’s how to get over the inevitable culture shock when you study abroad.
Two long flights last January and my life is completely different. I couldn’t believe I was finally in Paris.
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