Category Archives: Courtney C.

Thank You, UWSP

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All done! I returned home from Spain and graduated, just like that. I wanted to reflect on a few personal experiences that attending UW-Stevens Point allowed me to have over the past four years. Read on! I Explored. Believe it or not, this business administration major started as a biology and art major. Going through […]


Saying Adios

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Oh what a semester! I am very proud and happy with everything that’s happened over the past five months: the travels, the language studies, the relationships created … it’s been a truly rewarding and exhilarating experience of self-discovery, education enhancement, and understanding. One of the scariest things I’ve experienced in my life was stepping off […]


The American Pressure

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I’ve never stopped and thought about the immense amount of pressure placed on the shoulders of college-aged students. Did you realize we’re expected to graduate from college, start a successful career soon after, find a husband or wife, and start a family ALL before the age of 30? Stressed yet? For me, this was never […]


What to Know Before You Travel Abroad

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For those of you about to travel abroad, congratulations! As you know, you’re about to embark on the experience of a lifetime! The UW-Stevens Point Study Abroad programs are some of the best in the country, so lucky you! Follow my 10 travel abroad tips to ensure you have a tranquil, fulfilling experience: 1. Don’t […]


Yay Friends!

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One of the best parts of traveling is the opportunity to meet a lot of people quickly. Whether it’s asking for directions, relishing in the fact that you both speak English, sharing an airport bench on your layover, or staying in hostel room together, you’re guaranteed to meet new people that have the potential to […]


Trapping the Tourists

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After visiting many of the world’s most famous cities (Madrid, Rome, Paris…) as well as some hidden gems (Segovia, Valencia, Porto…) I’ve discovered the epitome of clever marketing: The Tourist Trap. It’s like Business 330 Principles of Marketing on steroids and completely exploited … marketing SO obvious to anyone who knows anything about marketing, yet […]


Spring Break European Style

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Two friends and I set out a little over two weeks ago for a 16-day spring break trip. We were to spend between three to four days in Ibiza (island of the Balearics off the Mediterranean coast of Spain), Rome, Florence and Venice in Italy, and finish in Paris. We flew from country to country […]


Gastronomy of Spain – Don’t read if you’re hungry

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One of the best parts of traveling is eating the food. The official term for this is ‘gastronomy,’ but really, it’s just a fancy way of saying stuffing your face and not feeling guilty about it. Believe me, Spain is perfect for this indulgence. Officially, we’re immersed in a true Mediterranean diet full of fish, […]