10 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Italy

Sydney Juncaj Major: Textile and Apparel Studies- Merchandising Florence University of the Arts , Summer I 2017 I’ve been having the time of my life in the most breathtaking country in Europe. The food, wine, architecture, and fashion are one of a kind and you must experience this beautiful culture at least once in your lifetime….

The Time of My Life

Megan Eiswerth Major: Graphic Design Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 After spending the past 29 days abroad, I’m returning to the United States a completely changed, inspired, compassionate (and extremely jetlagged) person. I have walked hundreds of miles down the streets of foreign cities, navigating by luck and intuition. I have seen thousands…

Affection, Catcalling, and the Bronco Family Bond

Lilee VandeZande Graphic Design Major Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 This post is going to be a little all over the place because the first two weeks have been crazy busy and I haven’t gotten a lot of time to get my thoughts in order. These have been some of the best days…

My Life in the Netherlands

Samantha Kulhanek Nursing Major Focus on Health Care: Summer School Utrecht 2015 My name is Samantha Kulhanek and I am entering my senior year of Western Michigan University’s Nursing program. I recently embarked on the journey of a lifetime to The Netherlands as part of Western Michigan University’s study abroad program. There, I had the…

Everyone Needs a Little Help Sometimes

Alexis Lenderman Majors: Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Leadership University of Cape Town, South Africa You know what the greatest high in the world is??? Doing something for someone else. On my way home after eating at Coco Wah Wah, I saw a group of homeless men/women standing on the corner near Woolies and I went into…

A Year’s Time

Holly Toner Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan Major: Japanese I remember first thinking of study abroad. How long should I stay? When you’re only considering it, one semester seems like it’s a long time. We are all strongly encouraged to stay longer than a semester and after my first month here I couldn’t believe that some…

Early Reverse Culture Shock

Holly Toner Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan Major: Japanese It’s been a long two months of spring vacation. Unlike in America, here in Japan we had TWO whole months of relaxation. We return to classes in the next couple of weeks and the new students have arrived. It’s been interesting to see the new students and…

Greener Grass: What I Learned About America By Living Somewhere Else

Alicia Baker Major: Advertising CIMBA: Paderno del Grappa, Italy Since arriving at CIMBA, I’ve been asked one question more than any other: “So, why did you choose to study abroad?” Well, I could honestly give you about 50 different reasons beginning with “I wanted to learn about another culture” and ending with, “It sounded cool.” This…