Learning New Cultures And Experiences In China

Jessica Chin Accountancy Major Chinese Language and Culture, Summer II 2017 I am a Chinese American student attending Western. I have visited my mothers’ home town in Taiwan but I had never been to mainland China before. I felt as though I was missing a part of my culture and experiences. I sometimes feel as…

What I Love About Spain

Courtney Bergstrom Majors: Speech Pathology and Audiology Universidad de Cantabria, Spain, Summer II, 2017 The Spaniards have a great style, everyone is always very put together. Unless someone is going to work out, you do not see many people wearing casual work-out clothes or leggings. Even the people who are on the side of the street…

The Return From South Africa

Marshall Lewis Advertising Major University of Cape Town, South Africa Spring Semester 2017   Hello there! It’s Marshall again writing this from… Kalamazoo, Michigan! I have returned from the wonderful place that is Cape Town, South Africa and am adjusting back to the time change, driving, and the people who surround me everyday. There has definitely…

While In Thailand

Gerald Pirkola Integrated Supply Management Business and Culture in Thailand, Summer I 2017 1.) When you first arrived, how did you exchange your money? Was it successful? What do you wish you would have known about the process? It was a very smooth process when I first exchanged my currency. We had two professors who…

Getting into the Swing of Things

Chloe Childs Major: Advertising Novancia Business School, Paris, France Public transportation has always stressed me out a little bit. Prior to living in Paris, I had only used the metro in Chicago a few times and the bus system in Kalamazoo, once or twice. Using the metro or bus system in Paris is an absolute…

My First Day in Africa

Alexis Lenderman Majors: Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Leadership University of Cape Town, South Africa After a 3-day layover in London (which was supposed to be an 11-hour layover because we missed our flight), we finally made it to Cape Town! Once we got off the plane we tried to figure out how to get to our…

Six Miles A Day

Lindsey Tersigni John Cabot University- Rome, Italy Major: Interdisciplinary Health Services I can’t believe it’s already November! Where has the time gone? It seems like August was only last week; and here I am today now  into my last full month abroad! Rome is (knock on wood) gorgeous compared to my Midwest November, for the…