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Exchange Student Presented with Research Excellence Award

Exchange student Chris Reed from Charles Sturt University in Australia, who we’ve previously interviewed on the UFV study abroad blog (search ‘Branching out at UFV’ to hear more about Chris’s experiences at UFV) has been given a $1,000 undergraduate research excellence award from UFV. Chris’s research is on ‘the effects of short-term LED blue light […]

Branching out at UFV

Hi Everyone! We sat down the other day to chat with Chris about his experiences studying abroad at UFV so far. Chris comes to UFV from Charles Sturt University in Australia. He is currently in his first year of his Masters in sustainable agriculture. Chris is already quite the world traveller, he is originally from […]

Reunion in Nashville

Last year at this time, I was boarding a flight to leave Australia after an amazing semester abroad. This December, I am boarding a flight to visit two good friends from Nashville that I met during my time abroad, at the University of Canberra. Anna and I were in contact with one another before we […]

A tale of packing gone wrong

Packing has got to be one of the most difficult tasks when you plan for any trip. How many pants should you pack? How much sunscreen? Did you pack too much? Did you pack too little? Should you really bring all five tubes of mascara? These are just some of the questions that put me […]

Star-struck in Australia (part-2)

  Spring break ends all too fast when you study abroad. After three days in our rainforest paradise the five of us, study abroad students headed back to Cairns, in Queensland, Australia. We spent our final few days of October break shopping, sun tanning, and scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef! Unfortunately, for the […]