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Off-Campus Study & Exchanges - Skidmore College

Traveling Alone within Traveling Alone

One of the most empowering experiences I had while studying abroad was being able to travel by myself. By studying abroad in Spain, I had the fortune of being able to travel cheaply to places such as Prague, London, Lisbon,… Continue Reading →

Fun Tip for Learning a New Language while Abroad

I entered Brazil in the Fall of 2017 knowing only a couple words in Portuguese. The first month of my program SIT: Fortaleza Brazil included intensive language classes for three hours a day. While these classes were effective, they were… Continue Reading →

Let’s Tour Vienna!

I spent 9 months in this relatively small but beautiful city in central Europe. I have now been almost 9 months away from her and I miss her terribly! Looking through some pictures of my first week there, it felt… Continue Reading →

Highlighted Blog Posts

Hello, students! Curious what life abroad is like? Are you interested in reading various students’ perspectives about the experience? Our bloggers who are currently abroad can give you some insight! This semester, we have four featured bloggers telling their tales… Continue Reading →

Returning from Studying Abroad

Hi! My name is Christina and I am a student assistant for OCSE. I know what it is like to go abroad, and I also know what it is like to return home after being abroad. Here are just some… Continue Reading →

Sport and Learning in Australian Culture

Hi there! My name is Sindi and I can’t believe it’s been a year since I studied abroad in Australia. Looking back it is the greatest thing I have ever done in my time in college, and I am so… Continue Reading →

Cooking Bánh Xèo with My Host Mom

During the Spring of 2018, I studied abroad in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where I lived with a host family that consisted of a couple and their seventeen-year-old daughter. In my family, only the daughter spoke English. My program… Continue Reading →

A New Year in a New Place: Experiencing my own Culture in a Different Language

I am a Jew. Throughout my life, and especially as a college student, one of my strongest identifiers, both in my own eyes and the eyes of others, is my Jewish heritage and culture. My family shares a common narrative… Continue Reading →

My Global Classroom

If you had told me as a freshman that I would spend my entire junior year away from Skidmore, I would have told you that you’re crazy. After all, I loved Skidmore’s campus and all that it had to offer!… Continue Reading →

Viva la Vida of Spain

Hello, fellow readers! My name is Alex, and I did the Skidmore in Spain program during the Fall semester of 2017. I always knew that I wanted to go abroad at some point during college, but I chose Spain for… Continue Reading →

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