I Know I’ll be Back

Madison Liebler English and Art Major Non-WMU Program- The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Summer I, 2018 It’s a little weird finally being in a place you’ve fantasized about for years. You step off the plane and you’re there. Just eight hours got you to this place you’ve always wanted to go, and it’s all there…

Testimonial: Geography, Environment and China

Chris Coppock Geography and Environmental and Sustainability Studies Major Summer I, 2018 Water Resource Management in China I experienced a faculty-led, two-week study abroad program at a number of locations in China.  The program studies China’s water resource challenges, and although the program has structured lectures in a conference room style setting, most of the…

México, Te Amo y Te Extraño

Evelia Bautista Communication Studies Major Non-WMU Program- Universidad Latina De America, Mexico, Spring 2018 I knew this would happen. I was aware that when I returned it would feel as if the time spent in Mexico was a dream. I knew I’d miss everything about it, but I didn’t know it would be for this…

¡Nos vemos en España!

Sasha Bosco Major: Spanish and Tourism and Travel Universidad de Cantabria, Spain, Summer II Throughout my nine years studying Spanish, one goal stayed persistent with my desire to become fluent in the language: practicing it abroad through a program with my school. What is the point of learning if you can’t embrace the ability to…

Testimonial: Mijn Tijd in de Nederlands

Alexis Flicek Hogeschool of Utrecht, Spring 2018 Study Abroad Testimonial Intro Hello, my name is Alexis Flicek and this will be a quick testimonial about my time abroad in the Netherlands during the spring semester of 2018. I am currently going into my senior year at WMU, and studying Integrated Supply Management and minoring in…

Coffee and Comfort Zones

Morgan Haskins Major: Graphic and Printing Sciences Book Arts in Italy, Summer I, 2018 It’s been a little over a month since I’ve come back from my study abroad trip in Italy, and I still miss it. I miss the art classes, and the friends, and definitely the food. I ate a lot of pasta…

Spanish is Tough

Carly Baldwin Majors: Early Childhood Professional & Spanish Universidad de Cantrabria, Spain, Summer II Most people that know me have noticed that I love to talk… especially in class.  The reason for this is because I am usually making a joke that has a pun in it and on rare occasions, I add some of…

The Best Food of Bonn

Hanna Fussman Major: Tourism & Travel Bonn University, Spring 2018 I haven’t written all that much about my host city since getting here. Partly because I wanted to wait until I had been here for a while so I really know how it feels. The first few weeks, or even the first month, of your…

A Leap of Faith

Lucy LaVoy Major: Dietetics Universidad de Cantrabria, Spain, Summer II, 2018 One week away.  I am equally excited and terrified to see what lies ahead.  I suppose this is what everyone feels when they begin to take on a life goal.  In one week I will be on an airplane, heading towards Spain to study…

The Spider and the Wasp

Max Wellman English: Creative Writing and Spanish Majors Universidad de Burgos, Fall 2017  I initially had no desire to write about this, because it’s a controversial subject; but it exists, and it’s part of the culture, and I went. Hemingway, for all his masculine straightforwardness, was himself perplexed at how to approach the subject. There’s…

Beautiful Berlin

Hanna Fussman  Major: Tourism & Travel Bonn University, Spring 2018 Sometimes, I feel like Germany is underrated. I watch a lot of travel vloggers on youtube, and as much as I love the content they put out, it seems Germany is never a highlight of their travels. Honestly, of the people I watch, I’ve only…

The Perfect Day in Santorini

Hanna Fussman Major: Tourism & Travel Bonn University, Spring 2018 The best part about studying in Europe is that you can travel almost anywhere you want. Santorini is on the pricey side, but it’s definitely worth it. The view from anywhere on the island is insane, not to mention there are dogs everywhere! We discovered…