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…

The Best and Worst of Iceland

Hey Y’all, It’s been a couple of weeks since I have been home, and I owe my loyal followers a summary of my trip to Iceland. I am still trying to wrap my mind around all that I saw; so to ensure that I don’t ramble too much, here is an extensive list of my…

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…