My Travels In Greece.

Name: Ciara Larson Major: Public History Western Roots of Interior Design-Greek Influence, Summer I 2017. Describe how your Study Abroad experience has enhanced your academic pursuits: Greece was an amazing place. The culture was so relaxed and friendly, and the city streets were more beautiful than any street I had seen in the US. I…

Photo Blog From Utrecht

Mattie Kirby Major: Exercise Science Focus on Health Care: Summer School Utrecht, Summer II 2017 Mattie Kirby just went on the Focus on Health Care summer program in Utrecht, Netherlands for two months. This program is geared toward healthcare majors like nursing, occupational therapy, Aging studies, Exercise science, like Mattie, and much more. The courses…

Thankful

Miranda McDowell Major: Health Education: Community Education and Health Across China Summer I, 2017 I have been back in the United States for a little over a month after my study abroad trip to China to study its education system. We were in China for two weeks where we traveled to Beijing, Shenyang, and Hohhot,…

Advice For Future Study Abroad Students

Amber Burbon Major: Marketing Summer II Lyon Program, 2017 This morning after making my coffee and getting situated outside on the cozy terrace of my apartment (like I do most mornings), I opened my planner to see what needed to be accomplished today. Thumbing through the pages, I finally landed on the month overview. Today…

How To Get To France In Less Than 48 Hours

Amanda Croft Major: Biochemistry Summer II Lyon Program, 2017 Hello new readers! My name is Amanda. I am a Biochemistry major and French minor at Western Michigan University. One of my many passions is traveling. But not just traveling to travel, but traveling to learn. I have visited Ireland, Costa Rica, Canada, and China. My…

Furla Fever

Sydney Juncaj Major: Textile and Apparel Studies- Merchandising Florence University of the Arts , Summer I 2017 After a very long and exhausting journey, I’m finally home within the States. My journey home consisted of 48 hours without sleep, 22 hours of actual travel and a very jetlagged me. I traveled on four separated flights and…

What To Expect When You First Arrive in London

Tori Ford Fashion Merchandising and Design: Design and Development Regent’s University, United Kingdom, Spring Semester 2017 Flying into the airport in the UK still wasn’t enough for me to realize I was in another country. It all still felt a bit surreal. Like I would walk through a door and be back home. I’ll tell…

You Can’t Get By with Franglais Here

Teresa Turner Film, Video, & Media Studies Lyon Summer Program, France, Summer II 2017 I open my eyes from a very short nap on a 9 hour flight to see the beautiful French country side far below me. The people sitting near me on the plane probably thought I was crazy when they saw the…

Part One- … Is This Really Happening???

Amanda Kuszak Major: Social Work Tourism Spaces in the United Kingdom Program, Summer II 2017 I knew in February that I would be traveling to Europe that coming July, but it never fully sank in. I was accepted into my study abroad program, Tourism Spaces of the U.K., which is a three week program. During…

What I Discovered Without WiFi

Amber Burbon Major: Marketing Summer II Lyon Program, 2017 It’s Sunday afternoon, and I’m sitting in my bedroom in the apartment of my host family.  We live in the center of Lyon in a neighborhood called Place Bellacour.  My commute to university is a short 5 minute walk, and I live one street over from…

Overcoming Pre-Departure Fears: London

Tori Ford Fashion Merchandising and Design: Design and Development Regent’s University, United Kingdom, Spring Semester 2017 It’s about that time! I am finalizing my studies in Fashion Design and the last thing to do is study abroad. Aside from my avid desire to travel, my major also required students to study abroad. After I switched…

Before I Go

Abimbola Jubril Communication Major Media Ethics in London Program, Summer II 2017 I received an email via my wmich account that my major (communications), was going to have a study abroad trip to London England this summer and I instantly was interested in going. I have been dreaming of going to London for almost a…