A Fascination that Turned into Study Abroad

Amy Nguyen Major: Management Rikkyo University, AY 2018-2019 When I was little, there was a TV show that had an episode that featured Japan. I was unaware of this country, but I was fascinated by the scenery, food, the traditional clothing, and Japan’s culture overall. I knew that I wanted to visit one day. What…

I am sweaty, I am excited and nervous… but I’m okay

Kelsey Dovico Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Teaching Assistant Madrid, Spain, 2018-2019 iHola, Madrid! Despite my genuine excitement and readiness for this experience, the idea of arriving in a foreign country sans abode certainly kept me up at night over the summer. Indeed, it was perhaps the most stress-inducing reality of preparing to leave. Fulbright advised…

Things to know about Scotland

Madison Liebler English and Art Major Non-WMU Program- The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Summer I, 2018 Though I am by no means an expert, here are a few things I learned in my month on the other side of the pond. Do a little research before you leave to find out if you have any…

Where the Wind Blows

Sasha Bosco Major: Spanish and Tourism and Travel Universidad de Cantabria, Spain, Summer II Nobody expects the worst when travelling—we all hope for the best, smoothest and safest journey. However, this did not happen for me. My trip started off as quite the adventure, to say the least. An enjoyable combination of poor weather, missed…

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…