My Time In London

Rachelle Post Major: Organizational Communication Media Ethics in London, Summer II 2017 I cannot believe I leave for London in less than a week—with that being said, it would probably be in my best interest to start packing! As of right now, I am feeling quite overwhelmed and stressed about this trip of a lifetime. It’s…

New Experiences In Peru

Elizabeth Machado Educational Leadership Urubamba, Peru; Education, Service, and International Development,Summer I 2017 Prior to my arrival at Western to attend graduate school, I knew that I wanted to study abroad. I had an influential study abroad experience as an undergraduate and I knew the second time around I not only wanted to go abroad,…

Lets Talk Fashion: Fashion Courses In London

Tori Ford Fashion Merchandising and Design: Design and Development Regent’s University, United Kingdom, Spring Semester 2017 Extra! Extra! It’s almost time to head back to the states! And oh, what a tug of war it’s been. I said that because, well, that means I have to leave London. London folks! But at the same time,…

Living Like A Local In Utrecht

Maria McDaniel Major: Occupational Therapy Focus on Healthcare: Summer School Utrecht, Netherlands, Summer II, 2017. My trip to the Netherlands was one of the most exciting experiences I have ever had. I learned an incredible amount in my Healthy aging class that I took at Universiteit Utrecht, but I believed I learned an even greater…

Since I’ve Been Back in the Mitten

Abimbola Jubril Communication Major Media Ethics in London Program, Summer II 2017 Out of all the decisions I’ve made, my decision to study abroad has no doubt been one of the best ones. I learned so much and visited places that I never thought I’d have the opportunity to see. I traveled with an amazing…

What To Eat In London

Tori Ford Fashion Merchandising and Design: Design and Development Regent’s University, United Kingdom, Spring Semester 2017 Okay peeps, the transformation is so real! I transitioned into the English lifestyle quite well. There was a mild culture shock in the beginning of the semester but it did not have as serious effect on me as it…

You Wont Regret It

Amber Burbon Major: Marketing Summer II Lyon Program, 2017 I’ve had a lot of people ask me how my time was abroad and to describe it them. I find these difficult questions to answer because how do I sum up the new life I found abroad? How could I possibly do it justice in only…

What I Learned In The Dominican Republic

Jill Puckett Advertising & Promotion Business and Culture in the Dominican Republic, summer I 2017. Immerse yourself in a different culture for a couple of weeks and you will find yourself looking at the world from a slightly different perspective. You learn that people act differently than yourself and that’s okay. As a citizen of…

The Strangeness Of Coming Home

Kelsey Ennis Major: History and German Bonn University, Spring 2017 Being back in the USA, I am not out of place, no one thinks that I’m not American, and everyone’s first inclination is to speak English with me. It’s easy, comfortable, relaxed, and a little boring. It’s about two weeks now that I’ve been back…

What To Expect When Living In London

Tori Ford Fashion Merchandising and Design: Design and Development Regent’s University, United Kingdom, Spring Semester 2017 Okay, let’s talk money ladies and gents. As the semester rolls on, I realized the importance of making a budget before going abroad. London is an expensive place, but if you stick to a budget, you can make it…

From Michigan To The Dominican Republic

Jordan Farrel Junior / Accountancy Spring 2017 for 2 weeks Dominican Republic /Social Justice and International Service Learning: From Michigan to the Dominican Republic (FOUNDATION SCHOLARS ONLY) Water usage and sustainability A unique learning experience I had while abroad was learning how Wine to Water is using local resources to tackle the clean drinking water…

Brazil And It’s Environment

Teagan Young Major Geography Brazil/ Amazonia: Culture and Environment Geography: Culture and Environment, summer I 2017. The group with palm crowns and a Brazil nut Tree Manaus’s environment differs from ours so greatly. Where I was located at in Brazil, Manaus, is considered an Am climate. While, the climate in Kalamazoo, Michigan is considered a…