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Overseas Study Selects Spring 2016 Bloggers

January 8, 2016

To provide better insight into Indiana University programs and the study abroad experience, the Office of Overseas Study is pleased to announce that six undergraduate students have been selected to blog from unique locations around the world during spring 2016. Adam Pease, currently studying for the academic year in Madrid, will continue his blog throughout the spring semester.

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 spring 2016 student bloggers:

Landon Davison Landon Davison is fulfilling his lifelong goal of studying abroad the spring of his junior year in beautiful Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he is taking classes in Portuguese and pursuing research on the effects of mega events (such as the Olympics) on disenfranchised populations in host communities. He is an International Studies major with a focus on Latin America and speaks Spanish and Portuguese, and is a part of SPEA's honors certificate program in Applied Research and Inquiry. Outside of school, Landon is an award winning delegate for IU's Model United Nations team, a part of the Alumni Relations committee for IU Dance Marathon, and a proud brother of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, for whom he competes in Little 500.
Nadine Herman Nadine Herman is a junior studying Journalism with a specialization in public relations.  Nadine is excited to fill her time abroad in Florence, Italy with amazing pizza, gelato, and art.  She is looking forward to studying in the city where the Renaissance was born and absorbing as much Italian culture as possible.  Nadine's posts will feature her sense of adventure and desire to learn..
Abbey Hudetz Abbey Hudetz is entering her spring semester as a Junior at Indiana University majoring in Communications and minoring in Marketing. She chose to study in London, England in order to immerse herself in the metropolitan hub of the world in terms of study, work, and culture. Abbey looks forward to blogging about English culture, her internship experience, and her European travels.
Adam Kiefer Adam Kiefer is a Junior pursuing a degree in Journalism, with a minor in French, at Indiana University. His passion lies in photography and more specifically photojournalism, and he aspires to someday work for a major world publication. This semester he will be studying journalism in Berlin, Germany at a brand new Global Campus through CIEE. He hopes his experiences will shape his world view, and serve to make him into a better photographer and visual journalist.
Holly Paddack Holly Paddack is a Junior spending her spring semester at the University of Wollongong in Wollongong, Australia. Majoring in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Psychology, Holly is looking forward to gaining insight on the ecological diversity that Australia has to offer. She hopes to portray, among other things, life as an exchange student and the cultural differences that she will encounter along the way.
Alexa Stegemoller Alexa Stegemoller is a Human Biology major minoring in Psychology and pursuing a career in medicine. She will be studying at the University of Adelaide in Southern Australia with hopes of completely immersing herself in a new and exciting culture. Through her blogging, she hopes to educate students on what it's truly like to study abroad as well as what experiences they may come across along the way.

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