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…

4 Things I Wish I Could Pack in My Suitcase

Lauren Kondalski Majors: Marketing & Criminal Justice Paderno del Grappa, Italy As I sit on the plane waiting for take off I have complied a short list of things I couldn’t fit in my suitcase, but wished I could. My boyfriend As cliché as this number one thing is, it’s so true. I wish I…

I hope I can say “I did” instead of “I hope”

Annelise Wilp Organizational Communication & Spanish Major Fall 2016 Semester in Burgos, Spain My visa is finally in my hands. I kissed my boyfriend goodbye for the last time in what will be four months. All what I have left to do is continue working, pack, and board my plane. I was always fascinated by…

Pre-Departure Q&A: Theatre Arts in the UK

Troy Dill-Reese Music-Theatre Performance Major Theatre Arts Intensive in Bournemouth / London Short-term Faculty led Summer II, 2016 Q: How did you decide the location of your study abroad?  What factors played a role in your decision? A: Well, the location was decided for me by the department because it is a faculty-led trip. Q:…

Dear Mom,

Alex Taylor Major: English Program: Florence, Italy Dear Alex, I love your posts and pictures. One, because I know you are alive and breathing, and two, because they are freaking awesome. The architecture of the buildings blows my mind. The last 36 odd hours have been interesting. Grandma and Grandpa were so relieved to hear…

Connections & Ink

Jessica Harris Major: Art The Italian Jorney When I found out I would be studying abroad in Italy this summer, I knew the greatest thing I would miss was my family, friends and my incredible boyfriend. Three weeks is nothing compared to most study abroad programs but being as close to my small circle of…

Wide Eyed and Stunned

By: Jessica Harris Major: Art The Italian Journey After flying ten hours, running through two very large airports and sleeping less than 2 hours total, a foreign country (and the promise of a bed) is a lot more dreamlike than you can imagine. Rachel and I landed safely in Florence, Italy around 9:30am with heavy…

China Happenings

Discovering Beijing and Inner Mongolia, China Major: Leadership for Organizational Learning and Performance through the College of Education and Human Development By: Tamara Kay York On money… Our professor advised us to arrive into China with some Yuan currency.  Since I had recently returned from a trip to the Dominican Republic and did not need…