Getting Around in Costa Rica

Lindsay Warriner Major: Biomedical Science Dept of Spanish Program in Costa Rica Here in Costa Rica I live with a host family in the little neighborhood of La Esperanza, which literally translates to “hope” (how cute is that?!). I think it’s in the perfect location because it’s within walking distance to the university, downtown Heredia,…

Guatellamas 2019: Communicating with the Locals

Dana Schrader Major: Occupational Therapy Health & Permaculture in Guatemala Thus far in the trip, we have had many opportunities to communicate with the locals. Just walking down the street, it is custom to greet any person you see with a “Buenos Días” (good morning), a smile, or a wave. While driving, people generally honk…

Guatellamas2019: Bring on the Bug Bites

Dana Schrader Major: Occupational Therapy Health & Permaculture in Guatemala The Journey Begins: As a graduate student, sometimes life tends to pile extra layers over the last layer of life. Sometimes, the next thing you know, you’ve planned a study abroad trip over spring break and all of a sudden you realize you’re only a…

Soup, Salad, and other Cultural Pluralism

Kelsey Dovico Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Teaching Assistant Madrid, Spain, 2018-2019 Identity and Multiplicity I am daily immersed in Gitano, anglo-Spanish, Venezuelan, and Moroccan cultural settings and social dynamics, so I’ve had no shortage of inspiration for reflecting on culture! We know that culture is a shared understanding and use of symbols: language, social interaction,…

How to Get From Here to There in Havana

Lauren LaLonde Major: Political Science and Spanish CIEE: Cuban Studies-University of Havana, Fall 2018 I’ve got to admit, I’m someone who loves to drive. Whenever I travel, one of the things that I miss the most about home is being able to drive a car whenever I want. Part of it is the freedom that…

Culture Shock in Japan

Amy Nguyen Major: Management Rikkyo University, AY 2018-2019 I don’t even know where to start. Japan is such a unique country. From the history, to traditions, to maid cafes, there’s so much to be talked about. I only got to see a small portion of Japan’s uniqueness on the internet, but being able to witness…

IndiBroncos 2018: The Final Impact

Name: Brenna Ingram Major: Marketing Sustainability and Social Justice in India – Short-term December 2018 Day 14: The Final Impact Waking up Thursday December 20th was like every other day. We had a four-hour bus ride from Agra to Delhi. The only thing on our itinerary for the day was visiting Gyan Shakti Vidyalaya (GSV),…

IndiBroncos2018: Reflections from India

Paula Shay Major: Accountancy Sustainability in India, Fall- Short Term Namaste! On Sunday, December 16th we had the opportunity to visit two very interesting places in the rural areas outside the city of Hubli in the state of Karnataka. The first stop was in the morning to a village school. We rolled into the dusty…

The Protests in Europe

Nora Owens Major: Spanish and Occupational Therapy Non-WMU, AIFS: Granada, Spain All across Europe there have been protests either protesting local government or the European government. I was in Paris a few weeks ago and the protests were out of control. They were protesting the new taxes on petroleum and other taxes. All of the…

Holidays and Matsuri in Japan

Jasmine Kraemer Major: Interdisciplinary Health Services and Japanese Keio University, AY 18-19 It’s officially been 3 months here in Japan, and boy does time fly. It may be December now, but it finally feels like Autumn. Even though the Christmas season has started, and Christmas lights everywhere have been put up, the Autumn leaves still…

IndiBroncos Day 9: The Taj Mahal

Cynthia Glass Major: Entrepreneurship Sustainability in India, Fall- Short Term Today was Awesome.  We traveled from New Dehli to Agra by private coach and visited both the Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal.  Today we also saw Monkeys!  Thankfully they kept their distance. The Taj Mahal is an absolute masterpiece.  We had a great tour…

Japan Starter Kit

Jasmine Kraemer Major: Japanese and Interdisciplinary Health Services Keio University, AY 2018-2019 Starting from scratch in a new country can seem like a daunting task at first with having to do things like getting supplies, being able to use your phone, applying for residency, and setting up insurance among other things. On top of those,…