Choosing an Arabic-Speaking Study Abroad Destination

Morgan McCullough Global & International Studies / Spanish Major, Arabic Minor Non-WMU Program: IES Rabat, Morocco The decision to study Arabic was born from a deep love of the Spanish language and Spain’s cultural ties to the Muslim world. I had the most amazing Egyptian teacher at WMU for my first semester and I was…

What To Expect When Living In London

Tori Ford Fashion Merchandising and Design: Design and Development Regent’s University, United Kingdom, Spring Semester 2017 Okay, let’s talk money ladies and gents. As the semester rolls on, I realized the importance of making a budget before going abroad. London is an expensive place, but if you stick to a budget, you can make it…

Livin’ It Up London Style

Tori Ford Fashion Merchandising and Design: Design and Development Regent’s University, United Kingdom, Spring Semester 2017 Speaking of money, has anyone got some to spare? London is expensive! Do stick to a realistic budget while spending time here, otherwise you will end up spending more than you realized. With leaving in London, which is generally…

Finding The Right Host Family

Courtney Bergstrom Majors: Speech Pathology and Audiology Universidad de Cantabria, Spain, Summer II, 2017 When I first got to Spain, I didn’t have to worry about exchanging my money at the airport because I had come with euros. Before I left for Spain, I exchanged money at my bank at home, I thought it would be…

You Still Gotta Earn It

Justin Black Public Relations Major Kyung Hee University Summer Global Collaborative Program, Summer II 2017 Traveling overseas may seems like it’s such a long shot, especially for minority youth like myself or young people in general. Don’t get me wrong, getting the opportunity to do it doesn’t come very often. It can be expensive and…

10 things that will make you talk yourself out of not studying abroad

Mattie Kirby Major: Exercise Science Focus on Health Care: Summer School Utrecht, Summer II 2017 PSA:  Everything that will scare you about studying abroad really aren’t things that should.   When I first contemplated studying abroad it wasn’t because I wanted to. In all reality, I just had 3 credits I needed filled and didn’t…

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 Cape Town: Budget, Side trips, Food, and More

Marshall Lewis Advertising Major University of Cape Town, South Africa Spring Semester 2017 Howzit, This is the typical greeting when you talk to someone in Cape Town. I have been having the time of my life here and I am very excited to write about it and motivate others to study abroad and definitely think…

Adventures to Patagonia

Sydney Foster Spanish and Sales and Business Marketing Majors Buenos Aires, Argentina El Calafate, the Perito Moreno Glacier, and El Chalten were some of the most beautiful parts of Argentina I’ve ever seen. We took a long weekend to Patagonia, and although the flight was expensive other aspects of the trip really don’t have to…

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…