A Quest To Find Family

Kelsey Ennis Major: History and German Bonn University, Spring 2017 Since I came to Germany I’ve been without direct access to family back home. I can skype, call, share photos on Facebook, but they’re not here. About a month before flying over though, my Grandpa reminded me that I will, in fact, have family here….

We’re ALIVE!

Sarah Keizer German and Tourism & Travel Bonn University, Germany Spring Semester 2017 There is no shortage of myths and legends in Germany. Its folktales are what attract so many people to the country, what with its many castles on forested hills, the Romantic Road…but it may be that Germany doesn’t just serve as inspiration…

You Are So Lucky

Teresa Turner Major: Film, Video, & Media Studies Lyon, France, Summer I 2017 I remember about 8 months ago talking with my adviser about my plans for graduation and what classes I still needed to complete. It seemed a bit overwhelming, when she told me the numerous options. Then she said “…you could also look…

5 Things I Learned While Abroad

Keagan Gay Major: Public Relations Minors: Sociology, Global & International Studies, and Journalism Program: Stockholm University, Sweden Have confidence in yourself Before I left for Sweden, I was terrified…stepping on that plane in Chicago was the scariest thing I’ve done in a long time. I kept telling myself that I can do this. I can…

The Time of My Life

Megan Eiswerth Major: Graphic Design Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 After spending the past 29 days abroad, I’m returning to the United States a completely changed, inspired, compassionate (and extremely jetlagged) person. I have walked hundreds of miles down the streets of foreign cities, navigating by luck and intuition. I have seen thousands…

Things I’ll Miss the Most about Brazil

Katie LaBelle Major: Geography Amazonia: Culture and Environment, Brazil Summer I, 2017 Brazil has been an adventure! As I prepare to leave this wonderful place I can’t help but to look back on my trip and reflect on the things I’ve done, the things I wish I had done, and the things I believe I’ll…

Affection, Catcalling, and the Bronco Family Bond

Lilee VandeZande Graphic Design Major Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 This post is going to be a little all over the place because the first two weeks have been crazy busy and I haven’t gotten a lot of time to get my thoughts in order. These have been some of the best days…

How To Have The Best Time in Germany Without Free Water

McKayla Marcola Major: Business German Business and Culture, Germany Summer I short-term, faculty-led course Now that I am back in the United States I have had some time to reflect on my experience abroad. Starting with what I packed for my month long abroad experience. For the Germany study aboard trip we were only allowed…

Halfway Around the World, I Feel Right at Home

Megan Eiswerth Major: Graphic Design Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 The start to my journey has been filled with incredible sights and wonderful experiences, as well as some minor speed bumps along the way. During the layover at the Frankfurt airport, me and my friend had some confusion about our gate number for…

“Dominican Republic, you haven’t seen the last of me”

Taylor Graham Major: Advertising and Promotion Business and Culture in the Dominican Republic Summer I, 2017   I have spent a large amount of time trying to figure how to start my final blog post. I must admit, I’m having a hard time being home. I didn’t experience   the whole culture shock thing while I was…

A First Glance at Book Arts in Europe

Olivia Bevacqua Graphic Design Major Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 Hello reader, I’m no longer in the United States! The eleven of us arrived three days ago in Florence, Italy. It’s a strange thing to be standing on a different continent. Still, the strange tends to become a familiar feeling on these types…

How I Chose My Program

Rebecca Shaefer Graphic Design Major Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 May 2, 2017  I have half a month until departure time for Europe and the fact that I’m going and it’s actually happening is finally setting in. With finals week out of the way and a sudden end of incoming homework I have…