To All of the places I Have Not Been Yet

Pamela Gudobba Majors: Japanese and Global and International Studies Program: Ritsumeikan University, Japan As of today, I have 45 days left in Japan until I return home to America. While I can’t wait to see my friends and family again, I still feel like there is so much left for me to do here. One…

Brainstorming Intaglio Prints

Nicole Wetzel Major: Graphic Design Program: The Book of Arts in Italy We spent our last week abroad in Venice, where we worked with the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica. After settling into our apartments and spending some time checking out the city, we met at the studio to begin our project. Our first day was…

Grading in My Favor

Pamela Gudobba Majors: Japanese and Global International Studies Program: Ritsumeikan University, Japan Exams in Japan were definitely not what I expected them to be. Leading into exam season, I assumed I would have a lot of late-night study sessions where I tried to memorize the intimidating amount of the vocabulary and kanji I had been…

Getting Ready to Go… Again!

Carly Baldwin Major(s): Early Childhood Professional & Spanish Program: Education & Service in Nepal Last year I went on this same study abroad program, Education and Service in Nepal. That year I had said that Jill Hermann-Wilmarth was the person who was most influential in my decision to study abroad in Nepal, and that stayed…

Creating a Cartoline dall’Italia

Nicole Wetzel Major: Graphic Design Program: Book of Arts in Italy We have done SO MUCH in the short time we have been abroad! While the occasional day off has been spent in a museum, most of what we do takes places in the studio. So far, we have been able to work with experts…

The Wait is Finally Over

Kylie Madsen Major: Advertising and Promotion Program: Business & Culture Dominican Republic I am ecstatic to have the opportunity of attending a study abroad program this summer. Since meeting with Dr. Lancendorfer, before my first year at WMU even began, I knew then that I wanted to attend her Business Dominican Republic study abroad program….

Living With My Host Family

Lindsay Warriner Major: Biomedical Science Dept of Spanish Program in Costa Rica Hands down one of the best parts about studying abroad is living with a host family. You eat together, play games together, watch sports together, go out together; they’re basically your family away from home! Living with a host family is one of…

“The Warm-Up”: Preparing for the Dance Trip of A Lifetime

Emma Kuechler Majors: Dance and Public Relations Program: WMU Movement Exchange Annual Exchange to Panama! One of the first things every dancer is taught is that in order to prepare for a successful performance, they must first engage in a strong and intricate warm-up. Although different than a typical dance performance, my upcoming study abroad…

Keys to the City: What I’ve Unlocked So Far

Hannah Vinande Major: French Program: Besancon Hey, Hannah! If you’re not in Paris, where are you? I’m in Besançon which is situated near the Swiss and German borders in France. After the first night in the city sleeping in a cute family owned hotel, it was time for my host family to pick me up….

Las Delicias

Kelsey Dovico Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Teaching Assistant Madrid, Spain, 2018-2019 I Moved! Said a quick goodbye to Santa Eugenia as I escaped what turned out to be an extremely illegal living situation. To begin, I learned the landlord prohibited my contracted roommate from renting out the spare rooms to others and threatened to evict…