Language Barriers Can Bring a Little Light…Sometimes

Zander Bunner Public Relations Major Veritas University, Costa Rica Spring Semester 2017 Last weekend I spent time in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica at Rocking J’s Hostel with some friends of mine. We stayed at a beautiful art-filled hostel that sat right on the beach and I was able to rent a hammock to sleep in…

Hiroshima

Darcy Boyea English and Japanese major Doshisha University, Japan Academic Year 2016-2017 My parents just flew in and will be here for about a weak and a half, and I’m very excited to be able to not only spend some time with them, but also show them around the country I’ve grown to love so…

Lost on the first day

Sydney Foster Spanish and Sales and Business Marketing Majors Buenos Aires, Argentina There is absolutely no way to perfectly describe the first day of a study abroad experience. You’re flooded with so many emotions within the first day, and sorting them out can seem like a job of it’s own. The minute you step off…

Typical Costa Rican Food

Zander Bunner Public Relations Major Veritas University, Costa Rica Spring Semester 2017 After finally deciding on Costa Rica to be the country I would study in, I began to think of what I might expect as I was there. One thing I was excitedly awaiting was tons of fresh tropical fruit that is grown in…

Good Eats in Stockholm

Keagan Gay Major: Public Relations Minors: Sociology, Global & International Studies, and Journalism Program: Stockholm University, Sweden I love trying new things. I am all up for new experiences, activities, meeting new people and most of all, trying new food! Since I have been in Stockholm I have had the chance to go out to…

Am I Lost Yet?

Christina Chizmadia Major: Textile & Apparel Studies: Fashion Merchandising Minor: Event Management Program: Regents University, London UK You know that feeling that you get after returning to school after the summer is over and relearning math? Well that was the exact feeling I had once I got through customs at the airport. Except the math…

Trying to Prepare for the Adventure of a Lifetime

Sydney Foster Spanish and Sales and Business Marketing Majors Buenos Aires, Argentina Studying abroad has never felt more real or tangible than it does two weeks before my departure date. Since I started taking Spanish in 8th grade, I have been wanting this. I have been dreaming of going to a different country, living there, taking…

“When in Rome…”

Brittney Wojcik Major: Marketing Minors: Textile and Apparel Merchandising & Spanish Program: CIMBA, Paderno del Grappa, Italy Going to Italy I knew two things regarding food: pasta and pizza. Let me tell you, I have not been disappointed. I live at the school I am attending, so our meals are provided for us. I have…

End of Semester One/Month 5

Darcy Boyea English and Japanese major Doshisha University, Japan Academic Year 2016-2017 Finally, FINALLY done with probably the longest semester of my life. The semester here wasn’t that much longer than Western’s semester, maybe half a month longer, but it was still longer. On the bright side, we get two months in between semesters. I’ve talked…

Growing, Changing, Adjusting in Argentina

Jordyn Mott Majors: Spanish Education & English Education Spring 2017 Semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina I’ve been here almost a week now and there have been a lot of adjustments. For me, one of the hardest parts has been that I am not surrounded by people who know me well. I really feed off of…

Sometimes you just have to laugh it off

Jordyn Mott Majors: Spanish Education & English Education Spring 2017 Semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina The first few days of Buenos Aires have been new, overwhelming, and exciting. Everyone who studied abroad that gave me advice told me this, “Sometimes you just have to laugh it off.” That has never been more true.. laugh about…

Lost?

Lauren Kondalski Majors: Marketing & Criminal Justice Paderno del Grappa, Italy This past weekend we finally had the opportunity to travel outside of Paderno. Thankfully. I was incredibly naïve on the amount of effort it actually takes to successfully plan a trip, even just an overnight one. You must book your place to stay. AirBnB?…