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Keeping up with the Terriers in Milan

Nola Webb, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

In January, several Wofford students took the dive into the college’s newest study abroad opportunity for the spring semester. In a previous Old Gold & Black article titled “Wofford in Milan 2024,”...

Students Madi Fike ‘24, Dalton Perry ‘25, and Lillian Butler ‘25, pose together at “Regan on the Roof,” a reception held at the Ronald Reagan Institute. Each summer Wofford students are given the opportunity to intern at Capitol Hill.

Students spend summer interning in Washington, D.C.

Madison Tolomea, Staff Writer November 7, 2023

Instead of spending a summer abroad, a select few Wofford students spent their Summer 2023 interning on Capitol Hill. Through the Washington Fellows Program, students were given the opportunity to take...

Several 2024 Interim trips have been grounded

Catherine Lesesne, Staff Writer November 7, 2023

Since interim registration in early October, the Wofford community has seen some slight alterations in their plans. Interim expenses can be burdensome on college students. The college offers grants...

Madison Kutyla ‘24 and Austin Givens ‘24 enjoying their study abroad experience in Italy. Take advantage of Wofford’s new Wofford in Milan program to experience similar sights.

Wofford in Milan for Spring 2024

Cameron Carsten, Managing Editor November 1, 2023

Wofford prides itself on how many students go abroad during their undergraduate years and has been ranked high for both the percentage and total amount of students going abroad in recent years by lists...

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The Roman Forum, as viewed from a lookout point in the Capitoline Museums. Without my CIEE program, I never could’ve photographed such a breathtaking view.

Studying abroad with CIEE, what it looks like

Madeline Brewer March 14, 2023

Anyone who was following my Instagram during the month of January likely saw my influx of posts about studying abroad in Rome, with a brief weekend trip to Paris. Though it was a life-changing experience...

Her majestys coffin arriving at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the resting place before the procession to St. Giles’ Cathedral on Sept. 12. Photo courtesy of @theroyalfamily on Instagram.

London Bridge has fallen

Julia Allen September 19, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, passed away Sept. 8 at her Scotland residence Balmoral Castle at the age of 96. She first became queen when she was 25 years old, serving as monarch...

Photo courtesy of Catherine Martin.
The view from Catherine Martin’s apartment in Rome, Italy. Comparing the experiences of living in different accommodations abroad is an important tool in picking the best fit for those thinking about pursuing a semester in a different country.

Navigating living accommodations while studying abroad

Grace Gehlken December 7, 2021

Figuring out where to live abroad can be a stressful part of deciding which program is the best fit. ​​From homestays to residence halls to apartments, each accommodation comes with its own set of...

Photo courtesy of John Shum, SmugMug
Roasted duck with dumplings. This meal is a staple in the Czech Republic.

A Czech food review: A description of typical Czech cuisine

Hal Crosswell December 7, 2021

One of the many culture shocks that I have experienced here in Prague is the food. The Czechs have a unique cuisine and dietary habits that are different from what I was used to in the U.S. Prior to...

Photo courtesy of Desiree Martin, Getty Images.
A volcano along the Cumbre Vieja ridge has been erupting on the island since Sep. 19, 2021.

Eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma: local tragedy or tourist attraction?

Grace Gehlken November 16, 2021

On Sep. 19, the Cumbre Vieja volcano began erupting along the Cumbre Vieja volcanic ridge on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma. As of Nov. 6, the volcano is on its seventh week of eruption.  Though...

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The Jizera River, which forms part of the border between the Czech Republic and Poland. I recently took a day trip to the Jizera River for a fly fishing trip.

A Czech fishing trip on the Jizera River

Hal Crosswell November 16, 2021

So far in my experience abroad, I have been lucky to have the opportunity to travel to some of the popular destinations of Europe. I have taken weekend trips to London, Berlin and Sevilla and look forward...

A local Spanish sign found in the street of Crdoba. In Andalusia, the dialect is characterized by speaking fast, shortened words and new vocabulary. Photo by Grace Gehlken

Andalusian Spanish

Grace Gehlken October 19, 2021

A different kind of Spanish As a senior Spanish major, I have been waiting all three of the years that I have been at Wofford for the opportunity to go abroad and really develop my Spanish fluency....

A bottle of Pilsner Urquell. The Czech Republic is the birthplace of the pilsnet, an the country has a deep -rooted culture center around beer.

The beer capital of the world

Hal Crosswell October 19, 2021

A look into a cultural phenomenon When I arrived in Prague, Czech Republic last month, I was fully prepared to endure the inevitable culture shocks of language barriers, style, food, and other cultural...

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