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Tokyo, Japan

This past Spring I studied abroad in Tokyo, Japan. I studied through one of the programs associated with RIT called CIEE. My overall experience was just awesome to simplify things. However, while abroad I not only went through culture shock but experienced cultural differences and a language barrier that I had to pick up on, and more. I studied a little Japanese before going but honestly wish I had studied before. Fortunately they had a placement test we had to take before classes started, and was placed in the correct level.

Footsteps Through the Adriatic: Summer 2015

Saunders College of Business students embarked on yet another study abroad trip this summer to Croatia and Dubrovnik! Earning six credits in just four weeks,students explored the Adriatic cities while learning about ecotourism, sustainability, small business enterprises and more, all at the local level. Happy travels!

Footsteps Group

Many Small Footsteps, One Giant Leap: Our Last Week in Croatia

Well, it’s just about time for our group of RIT road warriors to pack it in and return home from our Footsteps Through the Adriatic summer program.  The past two weeks have been filled with our continuing bus tour around the beautiful Croatian countryside, visits to islands, mountains, cities, and more hotels. One of our stops was the island of Pag, where the tradition of making sheep milk cheese has been practiced for almost 2,000 years. 

American In Paris!

Bonjour! Earlier this month I had the pleasure of going to Paris to attend a friend/ former RIT alum’s (KGCOE) wedding. I arrived a week prior to the wedding so I had some time to knock some things off of my bucket list and even had the opportunity to visit a new study abroad program at the American University of Paris through RIT’s affiliate SAI.

High Mountains of Biokovo and The Emperor’s Palace in Split - Croatia

(Tuesday June 10, 2014) Our traveling band of gypsies arrived in the beautiful seaside town of Makarska, a very popular tourist destination that sits under the massive cliffs of Biokovo National Park, our next hiking destination.  Makarska is known for its bustling palm-lined promenade, filled with restaurants, ice cream stands, souvenir stands, and (importantly) many cafes with ice cold beer to help battle the 95°F heat.

Island Hopping and Small Business Exploration in Dubrovnik

Dobro Dan (Good Day) from Dubrovnik and “Footsteps Through the Adriatic” summer program. It has been a busy week for our group of students as they discover more about Croatia and continue to gain more insight and knowledge about sustainable business practices, environmental science, local culture and, most importantly, about themselves!

Footstepping Through the Adriatic

Our intrepid group arrived in sunny Dubrovnik Croatia on Friday May 30th for the second installment of Footsteps Through the Adriatic, a multidisciplinary program sponsored by RIT Study Abroad.  This unique program consists of two separate courses: Sustainable Small Business taught by Rob Vlosky, Adjunct Professor in the Saunders College of Business, and Environmental Science taught by Dr. Stasa Puskaric, Professor of Science at RIT Croatia. 

There's No Place Like China

Eight jammed-packed and unforgettable days later, we’re about to head on home.

It feels like we just got to Beijing yesterday! But when I think back on all the things we managed to do in such a short amount of time, I realize just how much we actually did, and how much we all got to learn- from the lectures, business visits, and cultural trips, alike!

The Other Side of the Other Side of the World

I know I’ve said in my other blog posts that every day has been amazing, but that doesn’t even begin to describe today.

We started off the day like normal- wake up, get dressed, and get on the bus to head on down to our next visit. The first thing that was different, though, was that we got to wear casual street clothes rather than our business clothes. We didn’t really understand why until we arrived at our destination.

Buildings, Planes, and Goodbye Business Suits

Today had easily some of the best visits of the week!

While we didn’t get to do any tourist stops since the remaining attractions were closing early, we still ended up having a good day! Instead of doing our usual hotel breakfast, a lot of us went down the road a little ways to a small fruit stand on campus. There was also a crepe stand right next to it, so by the time we left some of us had pineapple, crepes, and a coconut to drink out of. It was a nice change of pace, and it had a good, local feel to it!