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Answers to Submitted Questions

Below are answers to questions that have been submitted via our “submit a question” button. It’s anonymous and easy to do, so fire away if you have questions! Will any part of the new rec center be open by the start of the 2014 fall term? Unfortunately, no. They will break ground on the new […]


Decisions, Decisions…

Hello readers! Quite some time has passed since my last post, and much has happened to me in this time. Spring break came and went for UP. And… I have only seventeen more days of class (four more weeks) in addition to one week of final exams. I checked the calendar, and from here on […]

Answers to Submitted Questions

“Which dorm would you consider to be the best for women?”  I know that you might think that I am paid to say this, but I can honestly tell you that there is no bad dorm at UP. Each has its own community and personality and you can’t go wrong with any of them! Shipstad- […]


Spring Tour in Italy and Greece

Hello all! It has been as while since I have posted! Since I last checked in! I was trying to get ready for midterms but that quickly changed after I went to the hospital for 3 days for an organ infection. I rested up until we left for the trip and was trying to gain […]

Answers to Submitted Questions

Thanks for reading and submitting questions as you have them. Please keep sending in questions via the “submit a question” tab up top! It’s anonymous and easy. Do you have to live in Fields/Schoenfeldt to use the workout room? Officially, I believe that you do. In the past they have asked us that live in […]


9 Weeks Left

Hello world, As the title of this post suggests, I now have only 9 week left in my undergraduate career at UP. When the various days off are accounted for, that leaves me with 37 days of class followed by one week of finals. I do not normally count these kinds of things down, but […]


The Big Game, Snowpocalypse, Internships, and Graduate School

Well hello readers, Many different things have happened since my last blog post as one can probably infer from the title. I will try to approach these things in order. As many Americans will do during the first weekend of February, the students of UP gather around the old TV set to take in the […]


A Great Start to a New Year!

(Left: The group on top of the “lady mountain,” (not sure the real name) lookout point over Budapest, Right: The group at Lake Bled) Hey there! I am currently in the middle of one of the most stressful weeks of this year so far. This week is mid-terms and I have 2 tests down 4 […]

Answers to Submitted Questions

For those who have been using the “submit a question” option, we appreciate your input. Here are answers to some of the questions that have been submitted… 1) Are scholarships available? Yes! Accepted students are automatically considered for merit scholarships, but need-based scholarships are also available. Please visit the Financial Aid Office website for more […]


Last Semester of College

Future Pilots, My apologies as I had not written a blog in quite a long time. I will be updating my end of things regularly as the semester goes on because I owe it to you! What has happened since the last time that I wrote? I actually had to check my last blog to […]


Winter Break in Salzburg

          (1. Cliffs of Moher, 2. Alaina, Haley and I at the top of Untersberg, 3. The group at Lake Bled, Slovenia, 4. Me with the classic, red phone booth and Big Ben in London) Hello all! I want you wish you a Happy New Year! May this year bring you […]


Thanksgiving Break!

      (Left: Wandering around Amsterdam; Middle: The group heading to the Saturday Markets; Right: Famous Amsterdam sign) As life seems to fly by when you are having fun (or it’s finals week)… I have finally found the time to update this blog! Since I last checked in I have been to 4 different countries and had […]


Vienna, Paris and everything in between!

(Left: Alaina, Sarah, Haley, Meagan, Helen and me in the town square in Piran; Middle: A group of us in front of the Eiffel Tower, our first night in Paris!; Right: Alexis, me, Austin, Tine and Danielle exploring the gardens behind the Schonbrunn Palace) Greetings from Austria! I know it has been a while since […]

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Fall Break and More!

Hello Future Pilots! Since I last wrote we have had a wonderful bit of time off from class that we call “Fall Break.” We get one full week off from classes to go home, go on trips, or stay and relax depending on what you are in to doing. I do not know anyone else […]

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First Blog of Senior Year (Whoa!)

Howdy readers! As a bit of a formality, my name is Walker and I am a senior here at UP. I come from Medford, Oregon and I am studying Environmental Ethics and Policy with minors in Spanish and Economics. I have been involved in many aspects at UP from Residence Life, to student government, to […]


And the fun begins!

  (Left: Group on the scavenger hunt through Salzburg. Middle: View from the Hohenwerfen Castle. Right: Wolfgangsee.) Hallo again! It is going to take me a while to catch you all up on my adventures while here in Salzburg. You may or may not know, but this year’s group of Salzburgers marks the 50th year that […]

Getting off the plane in Vienna!

Life in Salzburg

(Left: My first picture in front of our new home at the center. Right: Getting off the plane in Vienna, on our way to Salzburg) Hallo! My name is McKenzie Strickland and I am a sophomore at University of Portland! I am currently studying in Salzburg, Austria for the year long program. Here on the […]