Showing posts from 2012

Ania Bureacenco: Once Upon A Time in Europe.....

My Eurotrip started on June 27th, 2012, when I left Vancouver, and went to Belgrade, Serbia. I have visited many places since then, and hopefully many more to come until I leave December 23rd, 2012. Marked red on the map are the places I have already been to since my arrival.

First on my trip was Belgrade, Serbia, where I spent a week exploring the city and the culture. The food was amazing, and the city old and beautiful.

Then I went to Bosnia and Herzegovina where I visited Banja Luka, Stari Most, and Prijedor. I was also there for my best friend's wedding, and ended up having an amazing time at a traditional Bosnian wedding. 

After that, my friend and I went to Croatia, where we also visited numerous places. We went to Plitvicka Jezera, Split, Omis, and Baska Voda. All very beautiful in their own way.

After Croatia, I went on to Copenhagen, Denmark, where I met more friends. We got to go on the canals, see Crown Jewels, and visit an Ice Bar in the middle of summer. These action p…

Taysia Ross: Floods, Spiders, and Injuries Oh My!

My group of friends and I have this joke about how everything bad happens to me because since I have arrived in Orlando, I have had a lot of unpleasant things occur.So many things have not gone well while on this trip that now when I tell my friends that something else bad has happened all we can do is just laugh. I figured that this is where I could document some of the major misfortunes that have happened to me while living in Florida.
When we first arrived in Orlando we found a club that was so fun and always had great music. We later found out that this club was cursed. The second time I went there, my flip flops completely broke and so did one of my friends. That wasn’t that big of a deal so I decided to go there again. That next time, I had my phone and both of my Disney ID’s stolen, which ended up costing me over $200 to replace. Sadly, this is only the begging of my unfortunate events.
A couple of days later I bought a new cell phone and things were back to normal.I was really t…

Mateo Hernandez: My Trips Abroad

I have been lucky to have so many great opportunities to travel while I have been here in Vienna. Even though there are always a lot classes to attend and work to hand in, it is important to enjoy my time in Europe and see as much as I possibly can when I have a couple of days free at a time. My first visit was to London. I met an old friend and saw the heart of the city where the summer Olympics had taken place. I met a ton of great people and even took a tour of the Chelsea Stadium. Prague was next on the list. The first opportunity to travel with the entire Erasmus student body. It was an amazing trip filled with amazing students from all around the world. I could not have asked for more, but it got even better since my mother and brother came to visit and took part of this trip to Prague! Budapest was the week after. It was a quieter city, but just as amazing. We had some very interesting food at very offordable prices. We Hostel we stayed in was cheap ... and it reflected that with …

Nick Cross: Finding an Equilibrium

Working at Disney is a great and eye opening experience as it shows how much can be achieved when keeping myself busy at all times of the day. The term burning the candle at both ends keeps coming to mind through my months here at Disney as one end of the candle that is burning is my work life and the other side is my social life.
Upon first arrival at the Vista Way property the days were non-stop socialising as we had not yet started work so we were just sorting out paperwork and every now and then we had a meeting to go to or a class at Disney traditions. So our major focuses here were to meet new people at continue the socialising from the time at UCR. We learned of the party buses that happen every night leaving from the Disney properties to different social locations around the area including the House of Blues, Buffalo Wild Wings, and One South all of which are great places to visit, these buses then return back to Vista Way at around 2 30am. So I realised that there was definite…

Kelsey Kostner: Just Do It!

When studying in Europe, you need to take advantage of every possibility you have to do something exciting that you wouldn’t be able to experience at home. In the past 2 months that I have been in Europe, I have been in 7 different countries; the amount of traveling you can do while you’re in Europe is unreal!

When I flew out of Vancouver, I landed in London and spent a couple days there taking in the scenery and the history. Then after an extra long layover I arrived in Vienna and played tourist for a couple days. After getting settled in Vienna and making friends with my new classmates, we started planning trips! Firstly, I went to Munich for Oktoberfest with another Cap student. That was definitely s bucket list experience! A couple weeks later, we got a group together to go visit Prague, and then the next weekend the school organized a trip to Budapest. Both trips were absolutely amazing. The culture, architecture and everything else about both countries were so different than Cana…

Karolina Szulc: Time Flies, Money Disappears and New Challenges Arise

Wow. I can’t believe I only have two months left, here, in Orlando. These past four months have flown by with the blink of an eye. Working for one of the most successful companies, Disney, has had its ups and downs. I am fortunate enough, to be able to experience operations at the main park at World Disney World: Magic Kingdom.
I have just rotated my roles within the park from merchandise to operations. This was a brilliant chance for me, as I am the type of a person who likes change and new challenges. In my old role, I was expected to be very nice with guests and believe that they are always right. I have mastered that perception in the course of the three months and the work started becoming somewhat monotonous.
As I got thrown into my new role as parade audience control, I have to be sharp with the guests and not let them push me around. In this role, I tell the guests what they can and cannot do even if they don’t like it. I still try to be the most courageous about it as I can, …