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Lydia Burton in Costa RicaLydia Burton

Last summer I participated in a unique adventure in Costa Rica, participating in a sea turtle conservation program through the university’s study abroad program. 

Lydia Burton

Barrett StreeterBarrett Streeter in Valencia, Spain

Hello! My name is Barrett Streeter, and I am an Exercise Science, Pre-PT Major. I have completed minor in Spanish. Join me in my journey to Valencia, Spain as I continue my endeavors in learning the beautiful language of Spanish!

Barrett Streeter

Trey AlguireTrey Alguire in Japan

Follow me as I show you, the viewer, the world we live on, yet not fully understand completely. My wandering starts here in Japan as I am studying both the mystifying culture and complex language. My goal is to visit the majority of Japan during my one year study abroad trip.


Leann YuillLeann Yuill in India

The teachers here are incredibly welcoming. They have surrounded me with care and support since day one. They took me into their own homes, invited me to their holiday celebrations, and walked me around their villages. I am constantly reminded, “Please, Leann, if there is anything you ever need or having trouble with, come talk to me!” They greet me with warm hugs and gentle smiles. They always offer to include me if I am sitting alone. I feel like family.


Girl cheesing.Rayna M. Castner

Rayna Castner, an Engineering Technology Major at Tennessee Tech studying abroad in Schweinfurt, Germany.

If you have a passion for cooking, come to Europe. While the international markets in Cookeville have a lot to offer, it is nothing compared to the actual samples to discover in Europe. 


Girl under yellow tree.Kaitlyn Springer in Ireland

When eating in Ireland, you can expect the general food style to consist of meat-heavy dishes with lots of dairy or butter and some form of potato incorporated into almost every meal. And everything comes with a side of chips (AKA French fries)… Seriously. Even my pizza did.


Girl on a bench.Emma Jones in Costa Rica

“During that time there would be thousands of sea turtles that would come onto the beach and we would work very long hours during that, but it was amazing,” Jones said. “There were turtles everywhere you looked.”


GIrl posing on the steps.Kinsey Potter in Valencia, Spain

I had a placement test this morning at my university, and I got placed at an advanced level! So far, I am the only American in the university. There are eight people in my class, and they include students studying Spanish from Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan, Japan, and Finland. I somehow made it back without a map to the house, and I will now nap until the university takes me on a tour of Valencia and a “tapa” run tonight!


Student Videos

Katie Blair in Florence, Italy

Emily Bass in France

Tanner Larson and Marshall McReynolds in Greece

Carolina Hatfield in Italy

Robert Ponder in Germany



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