Coffee and Comfort Zones

Morgan Haskins Major: Graphic and Printing Sciences Book Arts in Italy, Summer I, 2018 It’s been a little over a month since I’ve come back from my study abroad trip in Italy, and I still miss it. I miss the art classes, and the friends, and definitely the food. I ate a lot of pasta…

The Best Food of Bonn

Hanna Fussman Major: Tourism & Travel Bonn University, Spring 2018 I haven’t written all that much about my host city since getting here. Partly because I wanted to wait until I had been here for a while so I really know how it feels. The first few weeks, or even the first month, of your…

Living Out My Dreams in Athens

Hanna Fussman Major: Tourism & Travel Bonn University, Spring 2018 When I was a kid, I was obsessed with Greek mythology. The reason? The Percy Jackson series, of course. I was so into it. I mean, really, I did learn a lot. After obsessing over those books, I took a lot of time to learn…

Reshaping my World

Adriana Echols Major: Geography Beijing & Lanzhou, China GEOG 5450: Overseas Study on China’s Water Resources Management (Faculty-Led), Summer II 2018 The vision of reshaping the world around us and preserving this magnificent world for future generations inspires and encourages me to learn as much as I can about the earth. Studying in China gave me the…

Budapest and Iced Coffee

Hanna Fussman Major: Tourism & Travel Bonn University, Spring 2018 My family is pretty aware of its roots in Europe, which has made my trip all the more fun. I’ve been trying to travel to the places I know I have family from, so this time around I went to Hungary! Of my great grandparents,…

Don’t go Chasing Waterfalls (in Mindo)

Katie Kozlowski Anthropology, Global Studies, and Spanish Major Spanish in Quito, Ecuador Summer I, 2018 This weekend, my classmates and I planned an excursion to Mindo, a town two hours north of Quito. Mindo is a cloud forest which means that it’s a tropical forest with persistent cloud cover(and heavy fog every evening after about 5:00pm). …

Eating With The Dutch

Alex Salinas Sales and Business Marketing and Spanish Major HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht Dutch food has been the biggest thing I’ve had to adjust to. My flat mates and I constantly joke how Dutch food is sort of nonexistent and how plain and simple it is, makes sense though because they are historically…

My Time in Spain Seems like Another Life

Mark Majcher Senior: English: Secondary Education and Spanish: Secondary Education Universidad de Burgos, Fall 2017 Spanish Culture, Spanish Language It is difficult to justifiably capture my study abroad experience in words. It was such a collection of sights, tastes, feelings, experiences, etc. that I can’t really coalesce my thoughts around any particular statement.  I do know…

A Home Away From Home

Oseas Benjamin Hudy-Velasco Senior (5th yr) / Aerospace Engineering Spring Semester 2017 (4 months) Aix-en-Provence, France – IAU College Area of Study: French Language On January 19th, one day before Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, I boarded a plane in Lansing, MI, the first of three which would…

90% Vegan

Melina Wilcox Art Major Studio Art College International, Spring 2018 Before leaving to study abroad in Italy, I’d been a dedicated vegan for nearly half a year. I decided that once I arrived in Italy, I would give up the lifestyle and introduce eggs and dairy back into my diet—never meat though, that is a…

The Things I’m Going To Miss

Hanna Fussman Tourism and Travel Major Bonn University, Spring 2018 Obviously, I have things at home that I miss. My parents, my dogs, my boyfriend, my car, my mom’s cooking. The list goes on. But after TIME weeks in Germany, there are so many things that I have no idea how I will live without…

A Truly Remarkable Experience

Frederick Keeslar History Major Chinese Language and Culture (Faculty-Led), Summer II 2017 Last summer, I studied abroad for two weeks in Beijing, China. The emphasis of the class was on Chinese language and culture. We had classes in the morning and later in the day we would visit a culturally significant site. As a historian…