Oh, the Strangers You Will Meet!

Lauren Lalonde Major: Spanish University of Otago I’m sure most of you know by now, but if you don’t…surprise I’m in New Zealand!  I arrived on Friday (well, actually Thursday if you are in the U.S.), and will be here until the end of June studying at the University of Otago in Dunedin. So I…

Preparing to Intern Abroad

Elizabeth Rife Major: Exercise Science CISAbroad Intern in Australia I have spent days packing for my trip to Australia. I have packed and repacked my bags countless times. Adding things, subtracting things, weighing my bag over and over to make sure that it is under 50 pounds. Let me tell you one thing now… it’s…

Photo Contest 2016: Broncos in Action

Congrats to our winners & runners-up for the Broncos in Action section of our 2016 Study Abroad Photo Contest! Cultural Activities Winner: Chris VanMeter, Tübingen Germany    Group Shots: Savannah Dugan, Ireland    Learning Abroad: Jake Tholen, New Zealand    Runner’s up for Broncos in Action:                  …

Pre-Departure Study Abroad Tips

Imani Jenkins Major: Advertising and Promotion Melbourne, Australia As I prepare for my semester down under, I have come across a few tips that will honestly help anyone going on a study abroad no matter where you are planning on going. You can’t take it all This was the first rule I had to give…

Sensory Overload

Amanda Foster Swinburne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia Major: Management I’ve never lived in a big city and after getting over my initial shock of being on the opposite side of the road on the drive from the airport to campus I was able to take in my surroundings. Even though I knew I would…

If It Feels Right, Go Left

Amanda Foster Swinburne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia Major: Management Everything here feels opposite and it’s more than just winter in July. The first thing to stick out after my plane landed was that people were driving on the wrong side of the road. Not only were cars driving in the left-side lane, but also…

Day Zero: Australia

By: Amanda Foster Major: Management Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia My father refers to me as his nomadic daughter and I guess he has a point – I’ve never been able to sit still very long. I changed schools three times before landing at Western Michigan University and as soon as I was settled in and new…