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Study Abroad

As Spring Semester is in full swing, I wanted to share a few things I am excited about in this coming year.

I am so excited to have the opportunity to be spending my summer abroad this summer studying Photography at Regent’s University in London. I am thankful for Fontbonne for giving me this opportunity and giving me the channel to explore my creativity across the pond.

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I was fortunate to be able to receive a partial scholarship because of my involvement in the Honors Program here at Fontbonne University. Without this, it is unlikely that I would have been able to do this.

This opportunity will allow me to test myself by moving to another country for 7 weeks by myself, not knowing anyone else going. This is the time in our lives where we can go and be spontaneous and find ourselves. Thinking of all of the people I am going to met, food I am going to eat, and places I am going to see are making me want this semester to go by even faster!

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I cannot wait to be able to come back to Fontbonne and share my experiences with my friends, family, and peers and help to make me a better person and leader on campus.

I am so excited for the things I have coming up for me in the rest of 2017 and I hope you have a wonderful year filled with adventure, excitement, and amazing people.

xoxo,

Claire

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Patricia

FUN!!!!

by Patricia on June 27, 2016

in Extracurricular

This week I did lots of fun things. I went to Six Flags with a friend on Wednesday despite the 90 degree weather! We tried to ride every ride we possibly could but we got too hot and tired. After that we went to Bread Co, and then we went home and slept and I watched Nexflix. The next day we went to Eckerts to pick blackberries. As soon as I got home I made a pie and my family loved it! On Tuesday I will finally see Finding Dory after a very long wait! Then I will go to Chesterfield mall, since I have not gone to all the stores yet. I will go to Vera Bradley and get a purse since I haven’t gotten a new one in years! I will also stop at the Cheesecake Factory and get Oreo Cheesecake. I love that place!

I really enjoy my new job at Nordstrom! Lately I have been thinking about going to Europe. However, I cannot work during the school year since I have an internship. I was thinking I could work again over Christmas break and then go on one of the trips that Fontbonne offers!

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Hi Fonty friends!

I hope your first week of classes has been lovely and you are excited to be back on campus or on campus for the first time, in which case, welcome! For those of you who don’t know me, I am Morgan Fisher and I am a Junior Psychology major at Fontbonne.  I am currently studying abroad in London, England, for the Spring semester at Regent’s University London.  This has been a dream of mine since I found out that studying abroad was a possibility 10 years ago, and I cannot believe I am finally here!  I flew in on Wednesday and immediately began orientation with my 200 fellow international students from across the globe.  The past three days have been a whirlwind of lectures, meetings, teas, sightseeing treasure (or as we like to call them, scavenger) hunts, and pub quizzes (or bar trivia)!  Here are a couple photos I managed to snap on our treasure hunt around Trafalgar Square, Westminster, and Southbank…

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Unfortunately, my team didn’t end up winning the hunt, but it aided me in my journey to slowly become more and more acquainted with my temporary home!

We begin our courses on Monday, which I am incredibly excited for!  The majority of the courses offered here at Regent’s provide students with opportunities to learn through exploration of the city we are living in. My courses include seeing 8 plays, backstage tours of historic theaters, museum visits, and visits to other historic landmarks around London.

I promise I will stop my jet lag induced rambling soon and put you out of your boredom!  So to conclude, if you would like, I would love to take you along on this European adventure with me this semester as I explore the beautiful city of London, among many others across the EU!

 

Cheers!

Morgan Fisher

 

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Alumni Posts

Stuck in Summer

by Alumni Posts on September 15, 2014

in College Life

I know that the academic year has begun, but I can’t help thinking about the summer I just had each day. After class, after this meeting, that practice, that job, all I can seem to do is remember and relive through memories of where I was this summer, thanks to Fontbonne.

Fontbonne offers many study abroad programs for a variety of times, majors, and countries. I decided about ten months ago that I was going to do it. Finally study abroad.

Fully committed, everything somehow came together, and I spent five weeks in London, one in Paris, and then one week on holiday in Prague and Barcelona this summer. I studied at Regent’s University: London, and took two classes related to my major, Fashion Merchandising.

Yeah, I missed out on that wonderful St. Louis summer, and came back so dreadfully tired, but none of that matters. The experiences I had, both in and out of the classroom, don’t compare to any others in my lifetime. I would go back and do it all over again, given the chance. Studying abroad definitely helped me see the world in a new way, and how I fit in it. Before, I used to think St. Louis was enough for me. Now, I don’t know. Maybe Fontbonne is the stepping stone, the mother university to prepare me for what I’m really meant to do in life — that being anything I wish.

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Return from the British Isles

by Alumni Posts March 31, 2014

Hello again!  As we’re moving back into the swing of school, you’re probably wishing you were still in the vacation spot you spent spring break in.  Or at home, sitting on the couch and eating too many Girl Scout cookies.  Either way, I understand how you feel.  I think I need another whole week of […]

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Spring Break is Here!

by Alumni Posts March 12, 2014

Hello, everyone!  Today I am writing as I scramble to complete homework and travel preparations.  I have much to do because, in a few days, I will be leaving to go on a spring break vacation in… (wait for it) …Europe!  I am taking a short-term study abroad trip with a group from Fontbonne to […]

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A Day in Paris

by Alumni Posts July 15, 2013

During my last week abroad in Europe, I decided to go out with a bang. As soon as my last class ended, I hopped on a plane to Paris. As I was staying in England this summer, I had thought about how close I was to France (much closer than St. Louis, Missouri). Instead of […]

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Ok, NOW I believe I’m here

by Alumni Posts June 20, 2013

Only in London can you see Big Ben. Only in London can you see Buckingham Palace. And, only in London can you see queen. I felt a huge “aha” moment come over me when I first saw Big Ben. The architecture and gold detailing on that building is absolutely gorgeous. Seeing such an iconic monument […]

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Sure, I’ll do a photo shoot in London

by Alumni Posts June 13, 2013

One week of study abroad classes down, four more weeks to go! Although, it’s not like I’m counting down the days I have left in London. I don’t want to rush this amazing experience. The course that I’m taking is called “Styling Fashion.” This is not a class offered in the fashion merchandising program at […]

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Upcoming Summer Adventures

by Alumni Posts April 29, 2013

Wow! It’s hard to believe that I am already writing the final blog for this semester. While these past 16 weeks of school have been amazing, I am really looking forward to this summer. I guess you could say pretty much everyone is, but I personally have never been this excited. I’m pretty sure this […]

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