AIFS Study Abroad Student Journals

Student Journals

Student Reporter: Brooks Willet
Home Institution: University of South Carolina, Honor's College
Program: AIFS Study Abroad in St. Petersburg; St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University

Greetings from St. Petersburg, Russia!
One of our first cultural excursions was a weekend trip to the dacha. The place where we went had a small cabin with few of the modern amenities, but so many things that can't be found under the category of luxuries. It was a wonderful time to relax after a long flight and the first adjustment to a different country. It also provided the time and location to get to know the other guys in our group as well as our resident director. Read more.

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Allison Quick
  • Allison Quick
  • AIFS in Sydney, Australia
  • Drake University
Tamara Purwin
Adam Pauley
  • Adam Pauley
  • AIFS in Salzburg, Austria
  • Concord University
Megan Nelson
Blair Kmetz
  • Blair Kmetz
  • AIFS in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Xavier University
Ivy Miller
Sarah Paulos
  • Sarah Paulos
  • AIFS in Prague, Czech Republic
  • University of Puget Sound
Tori Kuhr
Alyssa Fara
  • Alyssa Fara
  • AIFS in London, England
  • Bradley University University
Kara Skaling
  • Kara Skaling
  • AIFS in London, England
  • Champlain College
Lauren Shields
  • Lauren Shields
  • AIFS in London, England
  • St. John Fisher College
Laura Van Iwaarden
Christina Watkins
  • Christina Watkins
  • AIFS in Cannes, France
  • University of Evansville
Megan Gorman
  • Megan Gorman
  • AIFS in Cannes, France
  • Ball State University
Diana Riggs
Megan Cronan
Heather Soldano
Nicole Boyton
Sarah Soldano
  • Sarah Soldano
  • AIFS in Cannes, France
  • Emmanuel College
Amanda Robson
  • Amanda Robson
  • AIFS in Grenoble, France
  • Augustana College
Eric Larkin
  • Eric Larkin
  • AIFS in Grenoble, France
  • St. Michael's College
Evette Lang
  • Evette Lang
  • AIFS in Grenoble, France
  • Howard University
Stacey Latimer
  • Stacey Latimer
  • AIFS in Grenoble, France
  • Texas Tech University
Diane Jacob
Pedro Villa
Alyssa Mashek
  • Alyssa Mashek
  • AIFS in Athens, Greece
  • West Virginia University
Jacquelyn O'Keefe
  • Jacquelyn O'Keefe
  • AIFS in Hyderabad, India
  • Point Loma Nazarene University
Amanda Smith
  • Amanda Smith
  • AIFS in Limerick, Ireland
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Caitlin Kane
  • Caitlin Kane
  • AIFS in Limerick, Ireland
  • Providence College
Sara Stewart
Dylan Nikoletopoulos
  • Dylan Nikoletopoulos
  • AIFS in Florence, Italy
  • University of Texas at Austin
Marisa Mullen
  • Marisa Mullen
  • AIFS in Florence, Italy
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus
Alexandria Cassella
  • Alexandria Cassella
  • AIFS in Florence, Italy
  • University of Rhode Island
Kaylor Glassman
  • Kaylor Glassman
  • AIFS in Florence, Italy
  • University of California, Irvine
Victoria Fortune and Sarah Spoto
  • Victoria Fortune and Sarah Spoto
  • AIFS in Florence, Italy
Allison Bender
  • Allison Bender
  • AIFS in Florence, Italy
  • Arizona State University
Nicole Watt
  • Nicole Watt
  • AIFS in Florence, Italy
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
Mary Dwyer
  • Mary Dwyer
  • AIFS in Florence, Italy
  • Salisbury University
Merissa Seefried
  • Merissa Seefried
  • AIFS in Florence, Italy
  • Adrian College
Professor Costanza Menchi
  • Professor Costanza Menchi
  • AIFS in Florence, Italy
  • Richmond, The American International University in London
Professor Costanza Menchi
  • Professor Costanza Menchi
  • AIFS in Florence, Italy
  • Richmond, The American International University in London
Audrey Corte
  • Audrey Corte
  • AIFS in Florence, Italy
  • Texas A&M University
Brittany Henthorn
  • Brittany Henthorn
  • AIFS in Florence, Italy
  • Ohio University
Brittney Guerra
  • Brittney Guerra
  • AIFS in Florence, Italy
  • Whittier College
Cortney Newell
  • Cortney Newell
  • AIFS in Florence, Italy
  • University of Virginia
David Brooke
  • David Brooke
  • AIFS in Florence, Italy
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Elizabeth Paris
Gilbert Jones
John East
  • John East
  • AIFS in Florence, Italy
  • Plymouth State University
Lindsay Gordon
Marissa Ellingson
  • Marissa Ellingson
  • AIFS in Florence, Italy
  • University of St. Thomas
Tina-Marie DeGasero
Tori Kark
William Anderson
  • William Anderson
  • AIFS in Florence, Italy
  • Columbia College Chicago
Sarah Branoff
  • Sarah Branoff
  • AIFS in Rome, Italy
  • University of California, Berkeley
Bianca D’Amico
  • Bianca D’Amico
  • AIFS in Rome, Italy
  • Drake University
Lacie Goff
  • Lacie Goff
  • AIFS in Rome, Italy
  • California Lutheran University
Ryan Scanlon
  • Ryan Scanlon
  • AIFS in Rome, Italy
  • Quinnipiac University
Joshua Singer
  • Joshua Singer
  • AIFS in Rome, Italy
  • Chapman University
Mary Kate Beck
  • Mary Kate Beck
  • AIFS in Rome, Italy
  • University of Dayton
Meredith Deacon
  • Meredith Deacon
  • AIFS in Rome, Italy
  • Assumption College
Betsabe Ricardez
  • Betsabe Ricardez
  • AIFS in Rome, Italy
  • University of Texas, Austin
Caitlin Webb
  • Caitlin Webb
  • AIFS in Rome, Italy
  • Pacific Lutheran University
Steve Giannetto
  • Steve Giannetto
  • AIFS in Rome, Italy
  • St. John Fisher College
Professor Costanza Menchi
  • Professor Costanza Menchi
  • AIFS in Rome, Italy
  • Richmond, The American International University in London
Craig Brown
Emily Salveson
  • Emily Salveson
  • AIFS in Rome, Italy
  • University of California, San Diego
Enrique Galvez
  • Enrique Galvez
  • AIFS in Rome, Italy
  • Lake Forest College
Gina Manzo
Jennifer Dionisio
Kathy Miles
Libby Segal
Mike Cerussi
Riga Grewal
  • Riga Grewal
  • AIFS in Rome, Italy
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Ryan Donnelly
  • Ryan Donnelly
  • AIFS in Rome, Italy
  • Providence College
Zack Weese
  • Zack Weese
  • AIFS in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Youngstown State University
Lee Schriber
  • Lee Schriber
  • AIFS in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Adrian College
Charles Ferguson
  • Charles Ferguson
  • AIFS in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • American River College
Brooks Willet
  • Brooks Willet
  • AIFS in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • University of South Carolina, Honor's College
Colleen Williams
  • Colleen Williams
  • AIFS in Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Texas Tech University
Katherine Smith
  • Katherine Smith
  • AIFS in Stellenbosch, South Africa
Sarah Regan
Mary Pettit
  • Mary Pettit
  • AIFS in Barcelona, Spain
  • Wheaton College
Alma Delgadillo
  • Alma Delgadillo
  • AIFS in Barcelona, Spain
  • California Baptist University
Felicia Brewster
  • Felicia Brewster
  • AIFS in Barcelona, Spain
  • Tiffin University
Alexandra Caulway
  • Alexandra Caulway
  • AIFS in Barcelona, Spain
  • Assumption College
Grace Southworth
  • Grace Southworth
  • AIFS in Granada, Spain
  • Rhodes College
Jarrod Jackson
  • Jarrod Jackson
  • AIFS in Granada, Spain
  • Howard University
Allison Gibson
  • Allison Gibson
  • AIFS in Granada, Spain
  • Rider University
Ashley Fenton
  • Ashley Fenton
  • AIFS in Granada, Spain
  • Quinnipiac University
Laura Schraeder
Melaine Uruh
Melissa Walls
Brittani Washington
Morgan Bigelow
  • Morgan Bigelow
  • AIFS in Granada, Spain
  • Providence College
Shannon Cherry
  • Shannon Cherry
  • AIFS in Granada, Spain
  • Presbyterian College
Suzanne Snyder
  • Suzanne Snyder
  • AIFS in Salamanca, Spain
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington
Gabrielle Vega
Bryton Ashman
  • Bryton Ashman
  • AIFS in Salamanca, Spain
  • Dominican University
Kristen Roenfanz
  • Kristen Roenfanz
  • AIFS in Salamanca, Spain
  • Northern Illinois University
Julia Caulfield
  • Julia Caulfield
  • AIFS in Salamanca, Spain
  • Western Washington University
Michelle McGuinness
  • Michelle McGuinness
  • AIFS in Salamanca, Spain
  • St. Michael's College
Kayla McGowan
  • Kayla McGowan
  • AIFS in Salamanca, Spain
  • University of Rhode Island
Abigail Blackburn
  • Abigail Blackburn
  • AIFS in Salamanca, Spain
  • Miami University of Ohio
Andrew Davenport
  • Andrew Davenport
  • AIFS in Salamanca, Spain
  • Rice University
Dave McKenna
  • Dave McKenna
  • AIFS in Salamanca, Spain
  • Rensselaer Polytech Institute
Emily Bartlett
Folasade Moonsammy
Jana Simard
  • Jana Simard
  • AIFS in Salamanca, Spain
  • Providence College
Jessica Youngman
  • Jessica Youngman
  • AIFS in Salamanca, Spain
  • University of California, Berkeley
Morocco Excursion
Padraic Stanley
  • Padraic Stanley
  • AIFS in Salamanca, Spain
  • The University of Findlay
Rachael Richardson
  • Rachael Richardson
  • AIFS in Salamanca, Spain
  • Saint Michael's College
Rachel Zimmerman
Vittoria Incandela