Overseas Hoyas: A Day in the Life

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Tune in to GUAbroad Snapchat every Tuesday to hear from Hoyas studying abroad

Want a great way to see a day in the life of a Hoya Abroad? Check out the Office of Global Education’s #TakeoverTuesday on Snapchat! Each Tuesday during the academic year, a study abroad students takes over the OGE account to show the world their country of residence for the semester. While you may be studying for your midterm here in Georgetown, you can still experience a whole new world alongside your fellow Hoyas. If you are still thinking about where to study abroad, tune in to get a taste of programs across the globe.

Here are just a few highlights from last spring semester’s #TakeoverTuesdays:

Sofia SFS ‘19-Geneva, Switzerland

Bienvenue à Genève! In a day in the life of Sofia, she shows off this picturesque city located at the base of the Alps. Geneva is an international city containing the highest concentration of  international organizations in the world. It was the perfect place for an SFS student like Sofia to deepen her understanding of diplomacy and international politics. Not only did she have an internship at the international headquarters of the UN, but she also studied with students from around the world.

Learn more about Georgetown’s program offerings in Geneva:

Geneva School of Diplomacy Program

SIT programs in Switzerland (Program themes include Global Health and Development Policy, Banking and Social Responsibility, Multilateral Diplomacy

Alejandra SFS ‘19-Yaounde, Cameroon

Welcome to a day in the life of Alejandra as she studies abroad in Yaounde, Cameroon. Alejandra was learning French, though there are over 200 different languages spoken throughout the country. Taking advantage of the beautiful and warm day, she shows us a park where she can buy her favorite snack-a beignet. Alejandra has a busy day absorbing culture and language, going from her French classes back home to spend some quality time with her host family.

Learn more about Georgetown’s program offerings in Cameroon:

SIT Cameroon: Development and Social Change

Université Catholique d’Afrique Centrale

Jessie  COL ‘19-Beijing, China

Welcome to the ancient city! Jessie studied Chinese at Peking University in Beijing. Showcasing differences between Beijing and Georgetown, she presents us new foods and changes of scenery, including tranquil Weiming Lake. Mandarin is not an easy language, and Jessie makes sure to let us know that studying language is an important part of her abroad experience. She addresses stereotypes people have of China and tells us how about her experiences with these cultural differences.

Learn more about Georgetown’s program offerings in Beijing:

CIEE: Advanced Chinese studies at Peking University

CIEE: Intensive Chinese Language in Beijing,China

ACC Hamilton: Intensive Language and Culture in Beijing, China

The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies

Esther COL ‘19  Belfast, Northern Ireland

Top of the morning in rainy but beautiful Belfast! Esther starts her day showing us the charming streets of Belfast before starting her day’s adventure. On days when Esther doesn’t have class she takes the opportunity to explore her new home, walking around the Botanic Gardens and even getting a little lost, but that is all part of the experience! She says that Belfast is a very friendly city, and introduces us to new friends.

Learn more about Georgetown’s program in Belfast:

Queen’s University Belfast

Did you enjoy these #TakeoverTuesdays? There’s more to come! Add us on snapchat @GUAbroad and check out the fun #TakeoverTuesdays coming up this semester.  If you missed one or want to check  out past semesters, you can find it on the GUAbroad YouTube Channel.

Fall 2018 Schedule:

Fall 2018 Schedule
September 18thKendallEdinburgh, Scotland
September 25thJoshVilla le Balze, Italy
October 2ndErinDijon, France
October 9thCholeKampala, Uganda
October 16thAliciaMelbourne, Australia
October 23rdAnabelCopenhagen, Denmark
October 30thEvaTel Aviv, Israel
November 6thJuliaNagoya, Japan
November 13thWilliamSeoul, South Korea
November 27thEmanCopenhagen, Denmark
December 4thVincentBerlin, Germany
December 11thMackenzieBelfast, Northern Ireland