Student Blog Posts

Madeleine Uhlhorn-Thornton in Greece next to a stone column

Madeleine Uhlhorn-Thornton: Let’s talk Numbers!

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As I finished my study abroad experience I learned a lot about Greek culture and identity. Throughout our time here studying abroad in Greece we have been learning about Greece’s…

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Iycis Smith in Greece with cobblestone background

Iycis Smith: Mentorship Inspired by the Greek Lifestyle

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I think about how I got to where I am a lot, both in life and in this moment of time. I had to overcome so many mental barriers just…

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Lillian Wanninger Headshot

Lillian Wanninger: Culture in Greece vs the United States

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I was always told by my family that the first thing to pack when embarking on a trip is to pack extra flexibility. If anything, that has been what I…

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Julia Hoffman in Greece

Julia Hoffman: Expectations vs Reality

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Prior to leaving for the Odyssey program, I retained minimal expectations regarding class structure, social scene, and the local community. For the last several years, I have preferred to keep…

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Andrea Payre Madrigal in Greece

Andrea Payre Madrigal: Greece, France, US, South Korea

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I have been in Greece for the past 3 weeks, as part of the LMU Odyssey study abroad program where we took a class in HR/OB, “Managing People and Organizations”.…

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Ryan Sadigh and Friend in Greece

Ryan Sadigh: Odyssey Reflection

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I cannot believe it has only been 27 days since arriving in Greece for the Odyssey Program. I entered this program after encountering a significant life change. I sit here…

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Nathan Martinez in Greece

Nathan Martinez: Siestas and Success

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In today’s interconnected world, understanding cultural differences is essential for effective communication and collaboration across borders. Hofstede’s cultural dimensions provide a framework for analyzing and comparing cultures. In this blog…

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Greece Trip group photo

Samantha Siegel: Cultures and Connections

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By now it is almost a cliche for people to describe their experience abroad as enriching, eye-opening, or even life changing, but this is for good reason—my time in Greece…

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Marysol Cázarez in Greece

Marysol Cázarez: Schein’s Model of Organizational Culture in Spetses, Greece

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Spetses is an island that is three hours west of Athens. In all honesty, I had never heard of it before, but the idea of studying alongside the Greek shore…

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Claire Houser on a boat in Greece

Claire Houser: Business

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My focus for this blog post is on the Big Five Personality Types and using them to discuss my study abroad experience. Before I came to Greece, I had romanticized…

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