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Go Global September Blogger of the Month Announced!

Go Global September Blogger of the Month Announced!


Katie Ciesla has been selected as the Office for International Programs’ first Blogger of the Month!

Blogger of the Month is a new initiative launched this fall that features one outstanding Go Global blogger on the Loyola Study Abroad website and Facebook.

Katie is currently studying at the Loyola Vietnam Center in Ho Chi Minh City, as part of a two-year trip abroad with plans to study in Uppsala, Sweden in the spring and end with a year in Rome, Italy.

Katie is a true traveler and has already studied in Belize, China, Tunisia and Korea through Loyola faculty-lead programs.

In her blog, Katie talks about her reasoning behind making this two-year commitment and the plans and preparations she made before the big move. Now in Vietnam, she has been sharing her experiences adapting to the culture and lifestyle in Ho Chi Minh City.

From sunbathing on a boat in the Gulf of Thailand to watching the sunrise on a morning hike in Vietnam, we can’t wait to hear what Katie will be doing next!

You can read Katie’s blog here and check out our other Go Global bloggers here!