A new section has been added to the journal to highlight the experiences of undergraduate students who have studied in a foreign country or who are currently studying abroad. Submissions should be rather short in length (roughly 3-5 pages), though particularly engaging pieces that fall outside of this range will be considered. We are interested in travel pieces written by both American students studying abroad and by foreign students studying in the United States.

Note: we accept writing ONLY by undergraduates who have graduated no earlier than Spring 2011.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • an instance of cultural shock
  • an anecdote highlighting cultural differences
  • (un)successful attempts at assimilation
  • language difficulties or misunderstandings
  • memorable encounters with locals
  • differences in the educational system
  • life with a host family

The first deadline for travel writing submissions will be October 1.

How to submit: Please send your piece in an e-mail to emilydutch@berkeley.edu. Unlike other CLUJ submissions, travel writing pieces can be sent directly to me and do not need a cover letter.

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at emilydutch@berkeley.edu or visit submissions for more information.

Emily Dutch
CLUJ Travel Editor