I miss Ecuador :(

Written by:Cassidy Eastman Major: Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Program: Quito, Ecuador Over the past few weeks, I have had plenty of time to reflect and reminisce about my time in Ecuador, yet I am still at a loss for words. I have been to many family gatherings where everyone is asking me how it…

Media Ethics in London!!!

Written By: Kaley Kelly Major: Communication Studies Program: Media Ethics in London     Hello once again my fellow Broncos! I’ve currently been in London now studying abroad for almost two weeks. Studying Media Ethics in London while representing Western Michigan University has exceeded every expectation I had before departing for this glorious journey abroad….

Londonmazoo: Surprising Similarities between London and Kalamazoo

Written by: Joshua Sanchez Major: Film, Video, & Media Studies Program: Media Ethics in London As a fan of city and small-town life, I was quick to adapt to the new beat of London city life. Despite the differences of a new culture and environment, there are plenty of touches of American life or Kalamazoo…

Seeking Spain

Madeline Peterson Spanish, Ceramics Santander Summer 2019 About six months ago I expressed to my Mom the desire to study abroad in Santander, Spain. In an effort to receive both a degree in Ceramics and Spanish in a timely manner, I figured that studying abroad during the summer would be the perfect opportunity. Of course…

Orange Juice All Day, Every Day

Grace Gettig Majors: Japanese and Global and International Studies Program: Daito Bunka University Japan, the country where it is almost impossible to have a Vitamin C deficiency. Hey, I like orange juice as much as the next person, but Japan is on a whole different level. You walk into a ramen shop? You got orange…

Meeting the Genuine People of Jordan

Jacob Kubiak Majors: Global and International Studies and the Arabic language Program: Qasid Arabic Institute, Jordan Since I departed the United States to study abroad in Jordan, I have met the nicest people in both Dubai and Amman. Not only are the people I have met incredibly friendly and helpful, but they are so genuine…

A Pinnacle Time to Study Abroad

Sarah Trumbull Major: Graphic Design Program: The Book of Arts in Italy “When you live in a country that’s only been formally established for a little over two hundred years, it comes to you as a starking contrast when you visit somewhere like Europe. Europe is western culture similar to our own, but different just…

It’s No Starbucks

Megan Weaver Major: Graphic Design Program: The Book of Arts in Italy It feels weird being back home in the states, especially Kalamazoo for that matter. I was just getting used to the hustle and bustle of Venice, that Kalamazoo seems like a ghost town. I’m going to miss the close vicinity of everything. It…

Being Welcomed as Guest

Samantha McGrath Majors: Food and Consumer Package Goods Marketing & Management Program: Business and Culture in Thailand When you think third-world country typically the first couple thoughts that come to mind are dirty, uneducated, and poor. After traveling to Thailand it’s amazing to see what the local can create with what they have. There might…

Thank you Italy

Kayla Battle Major: Graphic Design Program: The Book of Arts in Italy Thank you Florence For welcoming me With wide open arms At the start of my journey As soon as I arrived I felt right at home In this brand new place Whose streets I’d roam Thank you Cornuda And your beautiful skies Your…

Brainstorming Intaglio Prints

Nicole Wetzel Major: Graphic Design Program: The Book of Arts in Italy We spent our last week abroad in Venice, where we worked with the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica. After settling into our apartments and spending some time checking out the city, we met at the studio to begin our project. Our first day was…

Mark My Words, I Will Be Back

Kayla Battle Major:Graphic Design Program: the Book of Arts in Italy Week one in my adventure has officially been completed, and I’ve already decided that I never want to leave. Florence has become so much of a home for me this past week, and I am amazed at how comfortable I have become with this…