Student Voices 2012: ROSS

Going to a new country for the first time is an experience in itself. But visiting a hospital in another country, well that is an experience at a whole other level! What started as an ear infection, no thanks to getting a cue-tip stuck in my ear, turned into a thrilling adventure of strep throat to…

Student Voices 2012: ALEC

It’s hard to choose one specific thing to write about from the trip to France. While I was given just the first two weeks to choose from, the number of experiences jammed packed into a single day are enough to write 5+ pages about. With that being said, I decided to write about our weekend…

Our 2012 Adventure Begins

Here we are: May 2012. Another year, another group of at least two dozen SIU College of Business students to Grenoble France! THIS IS MY TENTH  ANNIVERSARY AS AN SIU PROFESSOR AND MY TENTH YEAR TAKING STUDENTS ABROAD!  It’s been an exciting decade and this trip is what I look forward to most each year….

The 2011 College of Business Study Abroad Trip….8 days til takeoff

We leave in 8 days for our 2011 College of Business Study Abroad trip! This year, we will leave the Saturday after final exams (instead of the Tuesday after graduation). It will be the first time in 9 years that I will not be attending Southern Illinois University’s Spring Commencement excercises. I will miss congratulating our graduates. Last night,…

Student Voices: DAN

La Ville de Grenoble A month in France, who wouldn’t want to do experience it?! And to stay in Grenoble, a sprawling city, with historic culture and buildings, surrounded by the French Alps, was surreal. We stayed in a four star hotel while we were there called Caserne de Bonne, which used to be a…

Student Voices: STEVEN

I would have liked to talk about our trip to Nice, because that was the most fun I had over the trip, but J Buckets (Jonathan) already covered that.  Annecy was also very awesome, but L Train (Lindsay) beat me to that, so I have decided to just give a brief overview of my thoughts,…

Student Voices: JOHNNA

When we arrived in Grenoble, France it seemed like we had so much time.   Immediately after arrival, we began exploring and venturing off to discover as much as possible.  Unfortunately, there never seemed to be enough time to see everything.  Although our schedule always seemed to be overflowing with places to visit and wonderful cultural…