Observations in Germany

Natalie Witham Major: Business German Business and Culture, Germany Summer I 2017 Since I  arrived in Germany, there have been many culture differences. From the food, human gestures, the fashion, restaurant service and even the bathroom experiences. Germany has two foods, bread and sausage. Of course there are other things to eat but I am…

School in a Beautiful Land

Jack Fuller Majors: Accountancy and Spanish Buenos Aires, Argentina, Spring 2017 In coming to Buenos Aires, I did not think the school would be much different than the classes that I had taken in the United States.  However, I could not have been more wrong.  Most of the differences are not good or bad, but…

Midterms in South Africa

Alexis Lenderman Majors: Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Leadership University of Cape Town, South Africa I have taken my midterms here at University of Cape Town, and they are set up much different than I am used to. Here, all of the exams are essay questions where the lecturer may give you 3-5 questions that could be on the exam…

First Experiences in Paderborn, Germany

Jesse Imanse Sales and Business Marketing University of Paderborn in Paderborn, Germany Spring Semester 2016 The Arrival The journey to Germany went smooth as one could hope for. None of my flights were delayed and to my surprise, I was upgraded to first class free of charge. The ample leg room and complimentary beverages made…

From German to English

Ciera Hines Special Education Intern in Kaiserslautern, Germany During the Fall 2015 semester, I completed my student teaching internship at Vogelweh Elementary School in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Vogelweh Elementary School is located on one of the largest military bases in Europe. During my time overseas, I taught students with disabilities in kindergarten through second grade. In…

Cultural Responsiveness in Germany

Lisa Hacker Special Education Intern at Department of Defense Schools – Germany We have a student who attended German kindergarten and came to Kaiserslautern Elementary School at the end of first grade. He is fluent in German and English. At such a young age, it is inspiring to see him fluent in two languages. Since…

Never Fitting In

Alex Taylor Major: Creative Writing English Non-WMU Program Florence, Italy Looking to my left, one student is shopping for a new pair of converse. To the right, another is booking a weekend trip to Amsterdam. In the front row, a YouTube video plays- a highlight video of LeBron’s son. And next to him, another laptop…

Former Istanbul Memories

Sam Howard Istanbul Summer II 2015 Summer in Istanbul History Major While in Istanbul, I tried my best to absorb Turkish culture, as I had never visited the country before and may never do so again. The classroom setting in the university I stayed at was refreshingly informal. The teacher conversed casually us for roughly…