My First Day at Mohammed V University

Morgan McCullough Global & International Studies / Spanish Major, Arabic Minor Non-WMU Program: IES Rabat, Morocco The afternoon was surprisingly less sweltering an hour before my first class at the local university, but my hair was frizzing up around my face from the humidity. Mohammad, one of the teaching assistants at the IES Abroad Center,…

Phrases & Linguistics

Elizabeth Thompson English: Creative Writing Major Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester UK, Fall 2017 Cheers! The most universal term used in the English language while in Manchester seems to be that simple little phrase. Whether it’s said ‘Cheers’ or ‘Oh, cheers’ it can mean a multitude of things. Sometimes it’s used as a greeting, as a…

The Studying In Study Abroad

Elizabeth Thompson English: Creative Writing Major Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester UK, Fall 2017 Before leaving Western for the summer, I sat down with my study abroad coordinator and we discussed some of the things that might be different over in the UK. We touched on how my classes might be set up differently than what…

Immersion Of Culture In The Dominican Republic

Sylvia Albeo Exercise Science Major Intercultural Communications and Ethnography in the Dominican Republic, spring 2017 This study abroad experience has enhanced my academic pursuits because it has opened my eyes, and has given me a different perspective on living and communication that I wouldn’t have had if I didn’t study abroad. To be more specific…

Living Like A Local In Utrecht

Maria McDaniel Major: Occupational Therapy Focus on Healthcare: Summer School Utrecht, Netherlands, Summer II, 2017. My trip to the Netherlands was one of the most exciting experiences I have ever had. I learned an incredible amount in my Healthy aging class that I took at Universiteit Utrecht, but I believed I learned an even greater…

Post Thailand Thoughts

Gerald Pirkola Integrated Supply Management Business and Culture in Thailand, Summer I 2017 1.) How did you do packing? How much did you take versus how much did you use? What did you use most and what did you not use at all? I felt like I did a pretty bad job of packing. Before…

Observations in Germany

Natalie Witham Major: Advertising & Promotion 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…

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…