So Long, Michigan

Jessica Wetzel Majors: History & Anthropology Cultural Connections in Senegal, Summer I 2017 As I wait for my flight from Miami to Dakar to begin boarding I’m reflecting on my journey so far. There are so many pieces that had to fall into place for this trip to be able to happen. If you asked…

When Everyone Leaves — You Wait

Jordyn Mott Majors: Spanish Education & English Education Spring 2017 Semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina As Christmas break comes to an end you slowly watch your friends head back to school, reunite with their other friends, and start their semesters. You’re excited for your trip but its not within grasp yet. It’s too soon to…

Making my way around Stockholm

Keagan Gay Major: Public Relations Minors: Sociology, Global & International Studies, and Journalism Program: Stockholm University, Sweden Directions are not my thing. Many people are born with this great sense of direction…not me. When I arrived in Sweden I was very worried that trying to navigate my way around would be impossible. To my surprise,…

Living Arrangements in the Netherlands

Kaitlyn Johnson Accountancy Major Hogeschool Utrecht, Netherlands Spring 2016 Semester I was most excited to experience a new part of the world. I took a week long trip to France six years ago and that gave me the taste of what a different country could be like. I was excited about exploring and learning how…

Words to Know When Traveling to South Africa

Alexis Lenderman Majors: Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Leadership University of Cape Town, South Africa I think that have definitely experienced culture shock while here in South Africa. There are so many subtle and distinct differences from back in Michigan. For example, the electrical outlets are different and there aren’t really any foods in the grocery store that I recognize…

How to Say Goodbye

Holly Toner Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan Major: Japanese I have reached the middle of my study abroad. I have survived six whole months in another country. I have survived the deaths of people close to me from back home. I have survived another intense run in with anxiety. I’ve made it through the small every…