How to Manage Being Sick While Abroad:

Barbara Davidek Major: Fashion and Design Merchandising Program: Semester at Regent’s University in London Hello Broncos! Today is Wednesday, which is a free day for me, meaning I don’t have classes so I usually catch up on homework or explore the city! This week is actually my last week of classes which means Friday at…

Maintaining Relationships Abroad

Barbara Davidek Major: Fashion Merchandising & Design Regent’s University London Hello Broncos! I’ve definitely had my moments of missing home and missing my friends and family. Back at home I have a boyfriend who I have been dating for about four years. It has definitely been difficult being away from him but we communicate everyday…

Adapting to the Dominican Republic

Arika French Major: Communications Communication & Ethnography in the Dominican Republic, Spring Break The typical food that I believe Dominicans eat at any time of the day is red beans and rice, plantains, and some kind of meat that is most likely beef. My group and I ate breakfast around 7 a.m. every morning, lunch…

Maintaining a Relationship While Abroad

Martha Tinker Major: Spanish Department of Spanish Program in Costa Rica, Spring The one thing that made me question my decision to study abroad was Ben. I mean that honestly. My boyfriend Ben and I have been together since we met in the beginning of our freshman year at Western. We met through a mutual…

IndiBroncos Day 7: Rethink ‘Living the Dream’

Maggie Scannell Major: Management India: Sustainability in the Developing World, Fall 2018   It is 4 am right now in Bangalore, India. I am wide awake. In the bathroom chilling (because I don’t want to wake my roommate since we don’t have to meet up as a group until 7:30 a.m.). Using the toilet as…

Keeping in Contact While Abroad

Adrianna Turner Major: English Non-WMU AIFS: Grenoble, France “But what about my phone?” Before departing for France, I scoured the internet for ways to keep in contact with my family. Every other blog I read told me the best course of action for a semester was to just get a French SIM card and you…

No WiFi, Little Notes and Fun Stories

Carly Baldwin Majors: Early Childhood Professional & Spanish Education, Service, and International Development in Nepal, Summer I, 2018 Before going abroad, I made sure to contact my phone provider to update them on my whereabouts for the time I was going to be abroad. Although I did this, it was mostly for safety reasons for…

Great Impact In The Netherlands

Dennis Schneider Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering Major HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Fall 2017 My study abroad experiences greatly impacted my academic pursuits in several ways. My long term academic pursuit is to obtain my master’s in business administration (MBA) after completing my major in Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering. Completing a minor study in…

110 Arabian Nights

Morgan McCullough Global & International Studies / Spanish Major, Arabic Minor Non-WMU Program: IES Rabat, Morocco At the beginning of my semester, I wrote 5 questions that I hoped I would be able to answer by the end of the semester. Naturally, nothing went as planned. The streets looked nothing like how I pictured them, and I…

There’s No Place Like Home

Irene Kivinen Spanish Major Universidad de Burgos, Fall 2017 I have been back in the United States for almost a month now. Studying abroad in Spain was an amazing experience, both at an academic and personal level. However, it has been a relief to be back in my element to decompress before the winter semester…

Sorting Through Week 1 in Bangalore – IndiBroncos 2017 Day 6

Joe Haiduc Management Major India: Sustainability in the Developing World, Fall 2017 Today we went to one of the Parikrma schools in Bangalore. At this school, the kids come from families that are very poor and have so little. When we were watching the introduction video, they mentioned how they go to kids’ houses to…

Small Victories And Compiling Frustrations

Robert Van Aartsen Japenese Major Ritsumeikan University, Japan Academic Year 2017-2018 Be it the extra exercise, the changed diet, the stress of living in a new country, or the early hour I’m waking up, every day by the time dinner time, or often even just after lunch, I find myself extremely tired. Today was another…