Milvian Goes Abroad

Breezy little walk up Mont Royal with a stellar view of one my favorite cities. (at Parc du Mont-Royal)

Breezy little walk up Mont Royal with a stellar view of one my favorite cities. (at Parc du Mont-Royal)

Spain was the highlighted country this week for my group’s travel show in my TV production class.

I decided to do a Barcelona study abroad reflection segment. Special thanks to everyone that helped out by submitting videos & to the ones that I was able to meet up with in these past few weeks!

This was a very fun yet emotional piece to put together. It made me realize that studying abroad has in fact changed all of us for the better, whether we realize it or not. 

Visca Barcelona i Visca Catalunya!!

Visiting Friends from Study Abroad

The friendships made during my study abroad experience were valuable and the things we all experienced together was a bond being built that nobody could ever break. So when April 26th, 2013 came along and we all were exchanging goodbyes, a part of me wondered if I would ever see some of these people again. 

Through social media and text messages, I’ve been able to keep in touch with everybody. The connection that I’ve built with these people while I was in Spain still felt alive. “Post-abroad depression” and  transitioning back to our home universities were some things that we were all experiencing together.

This past spring break I traveled to Southern California and Arizona State University where I was able to visit a bunch of study abroad friends. The great thing about visiting them was that I was able to see how their lives were back home and most importantly how their study abroad experience has effected them. It’s a wonderful thing to call up your friends no matter where they may be in the world and have a place to stay. 

It’s amazing to think a year later, the bond that has been built is still as strong as ever. It’s even crazier to think that in just one semester in a different country, I can make friends of a lifetime.

Throwing it back to the best Spring Break of my life.. Exactly a year ago in the Sahara Desert with some awesome lads.

Throwing it back to the best Spring Break of my life.. Exactly a year ago in the Sahara Desert with some awesome lads.

Yesterday’s hike up Camelback. Arizona ❤🌵 (at Camelback Mountain)

Yesterday’s hike up Camelback. Arizona ❤🌵 (at Camelback Mountain)

Hello Los Angeles!  (at Runyon Canyon Park)

Hello Los Angeles! (at Runyon Canyon Park)

Sunset in Santa Monica. Great SoCal vibes. 🌴 (at City of Santa Monica)

Sunset in Santa Monica. Great SoCal vibes. 🌴 (at City of Santa Monica)

On the set of SportsNation LA with Marcellus Wiley, Michelle Beadle, & Max Kellerman (at LA Live)

On the set of SportsNation LA with Marcellus Wiley, Michelle Beadle, & Max Kellerman (at LA Live)

I’m currently taking a TV Production class this semester and each week we have to create and produce a show. So of course, my group has decided to do a travel series where each week we highlight a different country. We immerse ourself in the culture and let students who are from that country or have studied abroad there to give us some perspective.

It’s been so much fun crafting shows each week. We’ve already highlighted France and China in the previous episodes. Here is our latest episode highlighting Brazil!

Here we discuss Carnival, word of the week, special study abroad programs in Brazil, and immerse ourselves in the culture by dancing to one of Brazil’s most popular songs!! Enjoy!

Jersey has the best reps! S/o to my @ISAabroad amigos! Go abroad! (at Student Recreation Center)

Jersey has the best reps! S/o to my @ISAabroad amigos! Go abroad! (at Student Recreation Center)