Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone

Efua Dankwa-Smith Major: Biomedical Sciences Universidad de Cantabria undergrad program, summer II, 2016 While attending the Universidad de Cantabria I took 3 courses: Studies in Hispanic Culture, Spanish Grammar, and Spanish Conversation. I feel like throughout my experience in Santander, the one thing that stuck out to me the most were the cultural differences between…

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…

Saying Farewell

Taylor Bird Public Relations Media Ethics in London, summer II 2017 Hello loves, And just like that, 16 days passed, and this Media Ethics trip has come to a close. No more early mornings for class, or to listen to guest speakers. No more visits to amazing companies. No more walking tours through intricate cities….

The Magic of Cape Town

Marshall Lewis Advertising Major University of Cape Town, South Africa Spring Semester 2017 Hello from Cape Town! I have been living in Cape Town, South Africa for almost two months now and I still cannot believe it. The experiences I have been having are incredible on a day-to-day basis and the people that I have…

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. …

Words to Know When Traveling to South Africa

Alexis Lenderman Majors: Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Leadership University of Cape Town, South Africa I think that have definitely experienced culture shock while here in South Africa. There are so many subtle and distinct differences from back in Michigan. For example, the electrical outlets are different and there aren’t really any foods in the grocery store that I recognize…

Slang

Roqhaelle Parr-Besemer Major: Advertising and Promotion Heredia, Costa Rica through ISA Learning local slang in addition to learning the grammatically correct language can be a bit difficult. Especially because Spanish is so different depending on the country, it can sometimes be hard to get what people are saying. A lot of American television that is…