Great Friends And New Experiences In Spain

Ashley Veihl Environmental Studies Major Universidad de Cantabria Undergraduate program, Summer II 2017 Studying abroad this summer in Santander, Spain was undoubtedly a life-changing experience for me. I believe study abroad is priceless because it gives you real-life knowledge about culture, customs, dialect, and language that can’t fully be understood just from spending time in…

Changing Outlooks In Ireland

Judith Sahakian Nursing Major International Perspectives on Aging, Ireland, Summer II 2017. From June 28th to July 12th, I studied abroad in Ireland regarding the perspective on aging in the older population.  Not only was this a wonderful educational experience, but it also shaped my character as well. I have found that I am more…

Immersion Of Culture In The Dominican Republic

Sylvia Albeo Exercise Science Major Intercultural Communications and Ethnography in the Dominican Republic, spring 2017 This study abroad experience has enhanced my academic pursuits because it has opened my eyes, and has given me a different perspective on living and communication that I wouldn’t have had if I didn’t study abroad. To be more specific…

Global Similarities- Art

Ellie Heinz Major: Marketing Summer II Global Ambassadors Scholarship Program, 2017  Art isn’t a black and white concept that is easy to grasp. It’s more of a colorful concept full of many different in·tri·cate designs that stand for something special. Sometimes it’s hard to understand art but that doesn’t mean we should move on and…

A Tap On The Shoulder From A Stranger

Ellie Heinz Major: Marketing Summer II Global Ambassadors Scholarship Program, 2017  On my plane trip to the Dominican Republic, I was just about to put my headphones in when a young lady sitting in my row tapped my shoulder. She asked “where are you from?”. I was caught off guard so hard that I had…

Did I Ever Leave?

Sarah Keizer German and Tourism & Travel Bonn University, Germany Spring Semester 2017 I booked a seat by myself on the plane back to the U.S from Frankfurt, Germany. In our taxi to the airport, my friend and I spoke German with each other because we knew it would be the last time we were…

New And Different Experiences In China

Bionca Stewart Major: Pre-Psychology Chinese Language and Culture, Summer II 2017. When I arrived in Beijing I didn’t think I would have culture shock to anything because I mentally prepped myself for everything. I can say that I did NOT prep myself for everything! The one thing that was not put on my list was…

What I Love About Spain

Courtney Bergstrom Majors: Speech Pathology and Audiology Universidad de Cantabria, Spain, Summer II, 2017 The Spaniards have a great style, everyone is always very put together. Unless someone is going to work out, you do not see many people wearing casual work-out clothes or leggings. Even the people who are on the side of the street…

Two Different Worlds, One Perspective

Kaitlin LaRue Major: Global and International Studies and Political Science Economics and Society in the Dominican Republic-Global Ambassadors Program, Summer II 2017. For the past four days, I’ve been in the Dominican Republic as a WMU Global Ambassador, exploring the streets of Santo Domingo, trying new foods, and learning about the rich history and culture…

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,…

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…