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New group of students set for semester abroad

Joseph Craker, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018

As another group of eager students from Madison College get set for their semester abroad, staff at the college are confident that the students will take more than just knowledge back with them. Tammy Gibbs, the Education Abroad Coordinator at Madison College, understands from both the students’...

Students learn lessons from study abroad in Jamaica

Stephanie Beirne Leuer, Social Media Editor

March 26, 2014

Imagine a typical morning as a Madison College student. A full parking lot as you pull up to campus on a cold day. Your backpack is heavy with a laptop and textbooks as you trudge to class against the brisk wind. Now imagine a morning where you wake to the sound of birds chirping in the open air as...

Studying abroad heightens perception of the world

Robin Gee, left, joins some friends on a trip in the countryside while studying in Carlow, Ireland.

Robin Gee, Graphic Designer

January 22, 2014

“So, how was your trip?” This question has been on almost everybody’s lips for the last two weeks. I just came back from spending four months studying in Carlow, Ireland, and everyone who knows me wants to know how it was. “Uhhh … great,” is my generic response. It’s hard to explain...

Early lessons from studying in Ireland

Ireland Study Abroad

Robin Gee, Graphic Designer

November 5, 2013

On Sept. 11, while all my fellow Madison College students were going about having a normal Wednesday, I was sitting in a bathroom stall at the Dane County Regional Airport trying not to fall apart for the third or fourth time that day. Earlier, my flight from Madison to Dublin had been cancelled....

Madison College takes you places

Rafael Guenoun

September 10, 2013

People, God knows how much I like your country. I like your sense of service, your politeness, the fact that I feel full when I leave a restaurant, or that – in certain movie theaters – I can enjoy a cold one while watching the latest blockbuster. I like that you have vegan cafés (even though I’m...

Making new friends has been a challenge, but it is ultimately my responsibility

Ilham, Staff Writer

November 13, 2012

Studying abroad and living with people from different countries with differing cultural influences is not an easy experience. I remember how excited I was before I left my archipelago country of Indonesia to study in the U.S. I couldn’t wait to find out how interesting it would be to have American...

Studying in America brings culture shock, but it still has plenty of upside

Home Away From Home

Ilham, Staff Writer

October 25, 2012

Please post your answer on Blackboard by Sunday at 10 p.m. and 2 responses by Tuesday at 6 p.m. Please focus on advantages and disadvantages of both.” That was one of my assignments from my Social Media Campaign class. When I first arrived here, I couldn’t imagine having just a few days to finis...

Student visits Costa Rica, recalls experiences

Students of Madison College studying abroad in Costa Rica.

Laura Ketterhagen, Staff Writer

October 9, 2012

Studying in Costa Rica this past summer was one of the greatest decisions I have ever made, and I am very excited to be returning again next summer. I had some of the best experiences of my life and improved my Spanish immensely. Between the great friends you make on the trip, the fantastic teaching,...

Instructors can learn abroad now, too

Trevor Stephani, Clarion staff

February 22, 2012

With more and more students choosing to study abroad each year, teaching methods are rapidly evolving. In order to become more culturally and globally educated in their field of instruction, some professors choose to participate in a faculty exchange program. This allows instructors to gain insight into...

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