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How to make the most of study abroad

How to make the most of study abroad

Grant Schmieding

February 12, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Few things will make your head spin faster than stepping off a plane into an unfamiliar country. I studied abroad in Viterbo, Italy for two semesters. All the preparation, contemplation, research and advice may never fully prepare you for your initial feeling of immersion. That being said, here ...

Chico State’s study abroad program ranks second in the nation

Chico State’s study abroad program ranks second in the nation

Natalie Hanson

November 16, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

The nonprofit educational and cultural exchange group Institute of International Education ranked Chico State in the top three universities for studying abroad.This is the second consecutive year as well as the ninth time in 10 years that the university has been ranked one of the nation’s top three...

Undocumented students studying abroad urged to come home

Undocumented students studying abroad urged to come home

Bianca Quilantan

November 18, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Some students studying abroad may not be allowed to return to the United States after President-elect Donald Trump takes office Jan. 20, 2017. An email sent by Jennifer Gruber study abroad and international exchange coordinator urged undocumented/Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students studying...

Study abroad students safe after 6.2 earthquake

Study abroad students safe after 6.2 earthquake

Marrion Charissa Cruz

August 24, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck cities in central Italy early Wednesday morning. The epicenter was Amatrice, two hours from Rome. Nearby towns such as Umbria, Lazio and Marche were also affected. The earthquake was followed by 200 aftershocks, one of them an hour after the first earthquake with a 5.5...

Terrorism: My opinion from being in Paris on Nov. 13, 2015

Terrorism: My opinion from being in Paris on Nov. 13, 2015

Alex Horne

March 31, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Terrorism: It’s a word that has been on the forefront of American conversation and political debate for the past 15 years. In the past year terrorism has rocked some of the world's major cities including Beirut, Paris, Istanbul, Nairobi, San Bernardino, Jakarta and most recently Brussels and Lahore. Hav...

Study Abroad office reacts to Belgium attacks

Study Abroad office reacts to Belgium attacks

Eric Mcguire

March 27, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

The world is in mourning after the two horrific bombings in Brussels that, according to a recent New York Times article, killed approximately 30 people and left more than 230 wounded. The world looks different with the threat of violence looming unpredictably over daily life. “Our thoughts are w...

Student finds passion for photography

Student finds passion for photography

Floritzel Salvador

March 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Meet Vicente Fuentes, senior marketing major, recently returned from a semester abroad in Viterbo, Italy. The 23-year-old was born in Colima, Mexico. At the age of 8, he came to the United States. At an early age, Fuentes developed an interest for the arts. What started off as a doodle later developed...

Study Abroad extends available locations to Latin America

Study Abroad extends available locations to Latin America

Sabrina Salvatore

November 10, 2015


Filed under News

Students who are considering studying abroad now have a few more location options, including Argentina, Chile and Ecuador.These added destinations have been made available by a program created this semester. The program, which features Latin American locations, will debut during International Education...

Senior Spotlight: An Orionite’s farewell to Chico State

Senior Spotlight: An Orionite’s farewell to Chico State

Nicole Santos

May 12, 2015


Filed under Archives

It feels like just yesterday I was moving into my dorm in Sutter Hall. Now I’m decorating my cap for the commencement ceremony on Saturday. This semester, I interviewed 18 diverse seniors for my column and wrote about their experiences at Chico State, postgraduation plans and passions. Now...

Orionite Abroad: Stay calm and discourage stereotypes

Orionite Abroad: Stay calm and discourage stereotypes

Michelle Manera

March 18, 2014


Filed under Features

Defeating the American stereotype can't be done with just one act.It's a daily task that involves choosing not to lose control, or at the very least, losing control silently. Americans have a reputation of being loud and obnoxious, and since being abroad, I see that. But I have also seen British people act th...

Orionite Abroad: Conquering culture shock

Orionite Abroad: Conquering culture shock

Michelle Manera

February 4, 2014


Filed under Features

If you have ever been to a circus, you're familiar with the high-energy atmosphere mixed with grime and grease. This week I went to Piccadilly Circus in London and although it was at a shopping district, it felt similar to a circus with thousands of bustling people. Culture shock itself is like a circus be...

Orionite Abroad: It’s not too late to study abroad

Michelle Manera

January 19, 2014


Filed under Features

It's natural to crave a formula, but life isn't formulaic. As I share my experiences that ultimately encourage you to study abroad, I'm not inviting you to think that studying abroad is a formula to change your life. However, it's only fair to warn you that studying abroad has already changed my l...

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