How To Get To France In Less Than 48 Hours

Amanda Croft Major: Biochemistry Summer II Lyon Program, 2017 Hello new readers! My name is Amanda. I am a Biochemistry major and French minor at Western Michigan University. One of my many passions is traveling. But not just traveling to travel, but traveling to learn. I have visited Ireland, Costa Rica, Canada, and China. My…

What To Expect When You First Arrive in London

Tori Ford Fashion Merchandising and Design: Design and Development Regent’s University, United Kingdom, Spring Semester 2017 Flying into the airport in the UK still wasn’t enough for me to realize I was in another country. It all still felt a bit surreal. Like I would walk through a door and be back home. I’ll tell…

You Can’t Get By with Franglais Here

Teresa Turner Film, Video, & Media Studies Lyon Summer Program, France, Summer II 2017 I open my eyes from a very short nap on a 9 hour flight to see the beautiful French country side far below me. The people sitting near me on the plane probably thought I was crazy when they saw the…

Part One- … Is This Really Happening???

Amanda Kuszak Major: Social Work Tourism Spaces in the United Kingdom Program, Summer II 2017 I knew in February that I would be traveling to Europe that coming July, but it never fully sank in. I was accepted into my study abroad program, Tourism Spaces of the U.K., which is a three week program. During…

Halfway Around the World, I Feel Right at Home

Megan Eiswerth Major: Graphic Design Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 The start to my journey has been filled with incredible sights and wonderful experiences, as well as some minor speed bumps along the way. During the layover at the Frankfurt airport, me and my friend had some confusion about our gate number for…

Traveling Cheap as a College Student

Melina Wilcox Major: Sculpture Minor: Art History Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 It’s pretty well known that college students are short in cash, and that traveling tends to be expensive. But traveling abroad is still possible, and there are ways to do it on a tight budget. A friend and I are going…

The Unexpected

Katie LaBelle Major: Geography Amazonia: Culture and Environment, Brazil Summer I, 2017 What can I say about Brazil? It’s been a week since I’ve arrived and I can honestly say it’s not as expected. Manuas is a big travel hub so I thought it’d be much more like Rio with all the nicer hotels and…

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…

Essential Tips For Living in Capetown

Marshall Lewis Advertising Major University of Cape Town, South Africa Spring Semester 2017 I flew out of O’Hare international flights so I converted some money there and I then had a 15 hour layover in Dubai in which I converted a lot more money at the huge airport there, it was very easy. I would…

In and Out of Stockholm

Keagan Gay Major: Public Relations Minors: Sociology, Global & International Studies, and Journalism Program: Stockholm University, Sweden Everyone has that dream of traveling the world: to see and embrace new cultures and meet new people! I have been blessed with that opportunity during my study abroad and have fully taken advantage of it. Being able…

Lost on the first day

Sydney Foster Spanish and Sales and Business Marketing Majors Buenos Aires, Argentina There is absolutely no way to perfectly describe the first day of a study abroad experience. You’re flooded with so many emotions within the first day, and sorting them out can seem like a job of it’s own. The minute you step off…

Am I Lost Yet?

Christina Chizmadia Major: Textile & Apparel Studies: Fashion Merchandising Minor: Event Management Program: Regents University, London UK You know that feeling that you get after returning to school after the summer is over and relearning math? Well that was the exact feeling I had once I got through customs at the airport. Except the math…