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Check out what other UNO students have learned during their Study Abroad experiences. Want to add your own entry to the Travel Journal? Let us know.

UNO Study Abroad official blog

Official UNO Study Abroad Blog

Featuring contributors from around the world

The official blog of UNO's Study Abroad office features posts from around the world by UNO students. See where your classmates have gone, what they've experienced and learned, and what advice they have for you. Also check the blog frequently for articles on the value of studying abroad and how to make the most of your overseas experience. Check out the blog at unostudyabroad.blogspot.com.

Lighthouse in Norway

Elizabeth Silknitter

Blog from Kristiansand, Norway, spring 2013

Elizabeth Silknitter, a junior pscyhology major at UNO, is blogging from Norway. She is studying at the University of Agder, one of UNO's many sister universities around the world. Check out her extensive collection of photos, and read about her life, studies, and the sights in Kristiansand, a city of about 80,000 on the North Sea coast. Check out Elizabeth's Norway blog.

Mavs go to China

Mavs go to China

tumblr from the fall 2012 trip

Follow UNO students Julia, Susan, Ben, and Connor as they spend a semester in Chengdu, China. Learn about their classes in Chinese language and culture, their new friends, the food, the trains, the taxis, and what it's like to be blond in China. They are studying at the University of Electronic Science and Technology, a partner university to UNO, through a scholarship program sponsored jointly by the U.S. and Chinese governments. The program focuses on business, information science, and Chinese language courses. Check out the Mavs go to China tumblr.

UNO Students in Brazil

UNO Students in Brazil

Blog from the summer 2012 trip

UNO students traveled to Brazil in the summer of 2012. Their program included distance learning and survival Portuguese prior to departure, on-site study abroad and basic Portuguese language instruction at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, and a service-learning project at a local community organization working with poor neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro. Students explored critical issues such as education, politics, food, health and environment, inequality and social justice, race, urbanization, and Brazil's rise as a global power. Read the Brazil 2012 Blog.

UNO Students in Cuba

UNO Students in Cuba

Blog from the summer 2012 trip

This 10-day international service learning and travel study course looked at the Cuban Revolution in the 21st Century. Topics included U.S. foreign policy toward Cuba, Cuba after the Castros, Cuba’s medical diplomacy, the emergence of the Cuban oil industry, economic market reforms, and sustainable development policy. Students visited sites such as schools and universities, organic farms and bioreserves, and historic Habana Vieja (a UN World Heritage site). In the metropolitan Havana area, they worked with a local community service organization to rehabilitate an old theater. Read the Cuba 2012 Blog.

James Kerrigan

James Kerrigan

Blog from his Spring 2012 experience in Rome

James is a Business Administration major at UNO who spent four months in Rome during the Spring 2012 semester. His blog is an attempt to record his once-in-a-lifetime experiences and to help others who may be thinking of studying abroad. In a typical post, he writes: "Today was a very memorable day for me. I got to see some of the more famous sites of Rome. My four years of high school Latin give me an appreciation for these relics that leaves goosebumps on my skins as I walk on the same stones as the Ancients. I plan to go back an explore further, but I still took about 100 pictures today. Here are 22 of my favorites." Read the blog: Ciao lettori (Hello Readers).