Study Away: Monterey Bay, California

Alexandria Waldschimidt explores California’s coast during National Student Exchange. BY ALEXANDRIA WALDSCHMIDT for the UAS Whalesong During last spring semester I was able to travel around California, be a part of a larger student body, and all while, worked on my UAS degree. I did that by participating in one of UAS’s academic exchange programs…

Study Abroad: Sherbrooke, Canada

BY CLAIRE WOOL For the UAS Whalesong Last semester, I had the opportunity to study abroad. The fact that UAS has a study abroad program and one that is run by a supportive and passionate person is such a gift. I encourage all students to take advantage of it. There are a few different study…

Study Away: A Semester in Honolulu, Hawaii

BY DAWN WEHDE For the UAS Whalesong My exchange opportunity took me from wintery Juneau to the sunny shores of Honolulu and qualified as the ‘through the looking glass’ experience of my college career. From the classroom studies of tropical fish anatomy to the gaping awe at the same brilliant species through my snorkel goggles,…

Study Abroad: What’s the Big Idea?

BY MARSHA SQUIRES For the UAS Whalesong The message is straight forward. Google Top 10 Reasons to Study Away and you’ll find that although each author’s words might be slightly different, the enthusiasm, encouragement and noted benefits to studying away are all similar. Studying away is one of the most rewarding experiences for a college…

A Year Abroad for a Curious Education Major

BY RILEY NORHEIM For the UAS Whalesong In fall of 2015, I spent four months living with a host family, taking university courses, volunteering, traveling, and breathing very heavily at an altitude of 11,152 feet in the Andes Mountain Range in Cusco, Peru through International Studies Abroad (ISA). My semester resulted in invaluable growth both…

A Voyage into Unknown Waters: My Semester at Sea

BY CHEYENNE SILVERLY For the UAS Whalesong Photo courtesy of the same Last semester, my cafeteria served street food on the side streets of Southeast Asia. My walk to class consisted of getting sprayed by the salt water of the world’s oceans. My class lab met in a maternity hospital in Ghana. My classmates commuted…

Study Away: A Year in Northern Ireland and Switzerland

BY EMILY WILLAUER For the UAS Whalesong Photos courtesy of the same There are many reasons why people decide to embark on European Study Abroad. Maybe it’s because we’ve lusted over a specific country, been Tumblr-ing Europe for far too long, or have otherwise been daydreamed about different opportunities. I had 3 criteria for attending…