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The students, now just arriving at their spring study destination around the globe, have already started to post about their world travel expectations and experiences at http://blogs.bucknell.edu/studyabroad/.
The spring study abroad blog launch follows on the heels of the popular fall study abroad blog. That inaugural study abroad blog had nearly 10,000 pageviews over the course of the semester.
The new bloggers represent a diverse group of majors -- from civil engineering and management to anthropology and creative writing. Spring study destinations include
Robert Midkiff, associate dean for academic affairs, said the study abroad experience is an experience the students will never forget. "These experiences are part of Bucknell's commitment to building bridges between the Bucknell campus and world, and enhancing our students' abilities to participate in the global community," said Midkiff.
Margaret Graham '09, a creative writing and art history major, will be in
"Buon giorno!" wrote Graham in her first online post. "I am excited just to see and explore the city of
Another junior, management major Evan Unger, is packing to study in
"I have been taking Spanish classes since sixth grade and I am finally ready to use and to expand my language skills. I am a bit nervous since I have not taken a Spanish course since last spring," said Unger. "I hope my Spanish is a bit better than that of the Taco Bell dog."
Each of the student explorers is carrying a digital camera and will supplement their posts with photographs of their adventures. Some will add short video clips to their posts to share with classmates, friends, and family.
More than 40 percent of Bucknell students spend a portion of their undergraduate careers studying abroad.
Last fall, blogger Cara Cambardella visited Vietnam as part of her Semester at Sea program.
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Posted Jan. 4, 2008