Living Like A Local In Utrecht

Maria McDaniel Major: Occupational Therapy Focus on Healthcare: Summer School Utrecht, Netherlands, Summer II, 2017. My trip to the Netherlands was one of the most exciting experiences I have ever had. I learned an incredible amount in my Healthy aging class that I took at Universiteit Utrecht, but I believed I learned an even greater…

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…

France Under A Microscope

Amanda Croft Major: Biochemistry Summer II Lyon Program, 2017 So, I am required to read this book while I’m here (yes I know, gasp, I have homework!). The book is called Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t be Wrong by Jean-Benoît Nadeau.  I’m not going to write you a book report, but the big introductory point of the book…

Food Glorious Food.

Megan Oliver Pre-Occupational Therapy International Perspectives on Aging, Summer II 2017 In the heart of Kalamazoo we are surrounded by breweries, fast food restaurants and some places for healthier groceries like the Peoples Food Co-Op, Sawall Health Foods and the Kalamazoo Farmers Market (which I am missing at the moment). Going abroad I was nervous…

My Travels In Greece.

Name: Ciara Larson Major: Public History Western Roots of Interior Design-Greek Influence, Summer I 2017. Describe how your Study Abroad experience has enhanced your academic pursuits: Greece was an amazing place. The culture was so relaxed and friendly, and the city streets were more beautiful than any street I had seen in the US. I…

The Halfway Mark

Sydney Foster Business and Spanish Majors Buenos Aires, Argentina Midterms approached quicker than I expected. This semester feels like it’s flying by. Midterms are nothing like they are in the states. I don’t know if it’s because all of the classes are taught in Spanish and they know that there are more barriers and we…

How to Study Abroad in South America (On a Budget)

Jordyn Mott Majors: Spanish Education & English Education Spring 2017 Semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina A few pointers for studying abroad in South America on the cheap. Travel by Bus Bus Travel in South America is not like bus travel in the US. For long distances at least, the buses are two levels and include…

A Whole New Palate

Jack Fuller Majors: Accountancy and Spanish Buenos Aires, Argentina, Spring 2017 The food in Argentina has been a much larger change than I originally suspected it would be, but not in a bad way.  I had not really understood how much of an influence Europe had on the city of Buenos Aires, especially on their…

Typical Costa Rican Food

Zander Bunner Public Relations Major Veritas University, Costa Rica Spring Semester 2017 After finally deciding on Costa Rica to be the country I would study in, I began to think of what I might expect as I was there. One thing I was excitedly awaiting was tons of fresh tropical fruit that is grown in…

Journey into Uncharted Territory

Jack Fuller Majors: Accountancy and Spanish Buenos Aires, Argentina, Spring 2017 Going to Buenos Aires, I had no idea what it would actually be like.  Of course I had my expectations, but there was no way to be certain when I actually arrived.  For example, upon arrival, there was far less water than I expected. …

Two Weeks Abroad in Italy

Lauren Kondalski Majors: Marketing & Criminal Justice Paderno del Grappa, Italy “What have I gotten myself into?” My first thought upon my immediate arrival at the Instituto Flilipin. Let me talk about the major differences I have noticed between the Italian lifestyle and the American lifestyle. Bathroom: First of all, there does not necessarily need…

A “Traditional Indian Welcome”

The India Gateway Program officially began on Sunday morning with a “Traditional Indian Welcome.” That included receiving a garland of flowers and a red dot between the eyes. The ceremony continued with the Lighting of the Lamp. The presences of light is important because it symbolizes knowledge and the absence of darkness, grief and unhappiness….