This blog has been created to share the College of Staten Island (CSI) students’ experiences around the world. Dolphins across the Seven Seas provides the opportunity for CSI students, staff, faculty and beyond to gain insight into the study abroad experience. Additionally, Study Abroad Peer Advisors provide reflections upon their experiences as well as advice to potential study abroad participants. CSI is the single senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), located in the borough of Staten Island.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Don’t Fret, You Haven’t Left Yet ~Study Abroad Peer Advisors, 2014-2015

Taking this trip you won’t regret, here are a few things you shouldn’t forget. Fear not, family and friends will be there for they love you most. Anticipate making new memories and friends along the coast! Whether it’s Italy, China or Ecuador, remember when packing – less is more! Be prepared before you go, you’ll never know if it’s rain or snow.

Soon enough you will leave, now we are en route overseas! It is time to go on a long flight, be comfy when you go, wear something light! Things will be different, from language to people – and keep in mind the currency will not be equal.  Learning from a different perspective is major; study, work hard & good grades you will savor.

Do your work & it will pay off, travel with friends on your day off.  From the Eiffel Tower to the Great Wall, to the Royal Guards that stand tall – the sky is the limit, you can see it all! Be aware of your surroundings and you’ll be fine, don’t put yourself in danger because you’ve drank too much wine. Moderation is key to having a good time, stay with your friends, don’t get lost in sublime. Taking this trip will change your life, take the leap, don’t think twice. If you’ve read this far, you’re certainly wiser - Bon Voyage from the peer advisors!

Steven Arriaga, Paris, France (summer 2014)
Thomas Giordano, Thessaloniki, Greece (spring 2014)
Amanda Ramos, Florence, Italy (winter 2014)
Alexis Rizzica, Florence, Italy (fall 2013)
Jessica Schoberl, Florence, Italy (winter 2014)