Candace Mannar – The University of Hawaii at Hilo (Spring 2017)

“I got to spend my Spring 2017 semester at the University of Hawaii at Hilo on the Big Island and have no regrets. This island was the best one because of its variety of beaches, cultural life, scenic views, and great campus. From white to green to black sand beaches, every moment was amazing. The…

Melanie Sierra – University of Calgary (Fall 2017)

“I absolutely love Calgary, IT IS AMAZING!!! Everyone here is so nice, my teachers are amazing, and the campus is breath taking. I am heading downtown tomorrow to walk around and experience Calgary some more but I do have some pictures from when I first got here that I will send your way!” You don’t…

Kiara Cunningham – California State University, Monterey Bay (Fall 2017)

“I was able to spend my Fall 2017 semester at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and I loved every aspect of this experience! Monterey Bay is known for beautiful coastlines, famous aquarium, historic buildings, and the best place to get Clam Chowder! Because Monterey is located right off the central coast of California, beaches…

Caitlin Themann – The University of Louisville (2017/18)

“My exchange to the University of Louisville has thus far been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I am originally from Kentucky and always wanted to return to the state for school. I couldn’t afford out-of-state tuition so this program was an excellent opportunity to return to Kentucky for school (and test the…

Aly Ashburn – The University of Hawaii at Manoa (Fall 2013)

“I will honestly say that I am so thankful for NSE. My experience in Hawaii was amazing and something I would be more than willing to talk about to students if you ever need someone!” When’s the last time you tried something for the first time? Get in touch with Heidi at hwardell@uccs.edu to find…

Kemay Clark – Florida International University (2017/18)

“My time here at Florida International University has been extraordinary. From the people (who may take some time to warm up to you) to the professors (who are so willing to help you succeed) this university is truly amazing!  Before my exchange, I knew no-one, not even the other UCCS student coming here! But now she…

Isreal Wheatley at Universite du Quebec a Montreal Spring ’18

Isreal Wheatley is a Langages and Cultures Ambassador “There’s one thing that all students studying abroad are told before their trips: homesickness is real and inevitable. Of course, what I didn’t realize until I arrived in Canada is that homesickness is real. No matter how close I am to home, there’s never a moment where…

Zoe Ahrens – Montana State University (2017/18)

“I’m doing great! Thank you so much. It is a nice town and the school has many interesting courses. Downtown has great shopping and a theater. There’s hiking trails all over just outside of town. Bridger bowl skiing is 20 miles away, and Yellowstone is 90 miles away. The weather is snowy and a little…

Hannah Wissing – From the University of New Mexico (Fall 2017)

“Participating in NSE has been the best decision that I have ever made. I am from Albuquerque, New Mexico and have lived there my whole life, but because I stayed in state for college I now have the opportunity to go and experience something new. Traveling and meeting new people has been such a wonderful…

Josie Wind – New Mexico State University (Fall 2017)

“The best part of exchange has been exploring New Mexico and the surrounding area. I’ve already visited El Paso for a baseball game (which was not only my first time in Texas, but also the closest I’ve ever been to the US/Mexico border) and I spent last weekend in Albuquerque with a few of my…

Maddie Chavez – From Keene State College (Fall 2017)

“I would say that my experience has been such an adventure so far! In the beginning it was a little difficult getting used to the altitude, and homesickness is natural of course. But everywhere I look I get to see an unreal view of the mountains. I’ve met friends that I already know I will…