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Overseas Study Selects Summer 2015 Bloggers

May 15, 2015

To provide better insight into Indiana University programs and the study abroad experience, the Office of Overseas Study is pleased to announce that four undergraduate students have been selected to blog from unique locations around the world during summer 2015.

Bloggers will provide first-hand accounts of their study abroad locations, sharing their cultural experiences, challenges, excursions and academic adventures through their words, photos and videos.

The following are our summer 2015 student bloggers:

Emily Eckelbarger photo Emily Eckelbarger will be traveling abroad during the summer before her sophomore year to participate in an IU faculty-led fine arts program in Florence, Italy. She is an English major with a minor in studio art who looks forward to taking classes in drawing and Renaissance art history while in Florence. Emily hopes Florence’s rich history and engaging art scene will help deepen her appreciation and understanding of art history and advance her exploration of applied art.
Erica Ewen photo Erica Ewen will be studying for a month this summer in Berlin, Germany. She is majoring in History with minors in Criminal Justice and Public Management. Her love of History and growing knowledge of World War II drew her to the program in Berlin. She can’t wait to visit the sites that she has learned about for the past three years and document her experiences through photos and blogging. Her hope is that through her experiences, she continues to learn about Germany and how the country has memorialized events from the past 100 years.
Maddie Hineman photo Maddie Hineman will be spending the summer in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is an Elementary Education major and is excited to learn about many different cultures during her time abroad, and to come home with a new perspective of the world.
Kendall Machledt photo Kendall Machledt will be spending the summer before her senior year in Prague, Czech Republic. She is a Sociology major with minors in Journalism and Communications & Culture. Having never been overseas before, she is looking forward to taking in all of the various cultural differences while in Europe, and gaining a better sense of the world around her. Kendall plans to use her sociology and journalism backgrounds to share the exciting experiences and knowledge she gains while abroad.

We invite students, family, friends, and members of the IU community to visit Overseas Study's "From I to U" blog at

Office of Overseas Study
Leo R. Dowling International Center
111 South Jordan Avenue
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405-1223

Ph: 812-855-9304
Fax: 812-855-6452

I gained an enhanced view of the world. I was forced to look at American problems from an international perspective.”

-Kyra Busch, IU Overseas Study Participant, Thailand