So, I have some really exciting news!


I’ve been pretty rubbish in terms of updating this site (not that all that many people come and visit in the first place) so not all that many people may know, but the last few months I’ve been trying to get into a study abroad program in Germany for the summer of 2016. I started the application process last year in November and have been waiting for a definitive answer ever since. I’m happy to report that I’ve been accepted!

The program’s official title is “RWTH Aachen Summer Internship” and will be a 10 week-long program taking place in Aachen, Germany over this summer. While there, I will be working with fellow students and faculty members from the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule on various projects, one of which being a remote-operated underground robot! In addition, I will have the opportunity to tour throughout Germany, and hopefully even Switzerland and Italy.

As a result, I am hopefully going to keep a running blog here on this site of my experiences abroad in an attempt to share my time with fellow friends, family, and students. As an ambassador for the World Languages and Cultures department here at ISU, I’m hoping that with this blog I can help fellow students, both engineering and non-engineering, to see that not only is studying abroad possible, but also worthwhile and useful in the end. For years, I had been terrified of getting behind in my classes or missing out on internship opportunities, but now I see that if you are able to consult advisors and are willing to do a little planning, studying abroad becomes very much possible.

For those of you who are seeking additional information, here is a link to the UROP-RWTH home page.