Check List for Book Arts in Europe

Lilee VandeZande Graphic Design Major Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 I have the opportunity to participate in the Book Arts in Europe program that travels to Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium for a month. While we are there we will be designing posters, books and prints using old fashioned methods of printing…

So Long, Michigan

Jessica Wetzel Majors: History & Anthropology Cultural Connections in Senegal, Summer I 2017 As I wait for my flight from Miami to Dakar to begin boarding I’m reflecting on my journey so far. There are so many pieces that had to fall into place for this trip to be able to happen. If you asked…

BUT FIRST: Let Me Have a Panic Attack

Megan Eiswerth Major: Graphic Design Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 Last summer, my boyfriend as well as some of my friends attended the Book Arts in Europe trip. Seeing all the pictures they took and hearing about their experiences captivated me, inspired me, and made me a little bit jealous! Each of them…

South Africa is Calling

Bre Bolinger Majors: Nursing Exploring Health and Healthcare Systems in South Africa Summer I, 2017 Have you ever felt a calling? A passion? Something that pulls on your heartstrings due north just enough to make you want to pursue its direction. Something that beams its promise so radiantly that it becomes impassable. It should be realized…

China… HERE I COME!

Miranda McDowell Major: Health Education: Community Education and Health Across China Summer I, 2017 It’s hard to believe I am leaving for China in two short days! It feels like the time has flown by in preparation for the trip and I know the time will fly by even faster while I am there. My…

What I’m most Excited About for my German Study Abroad

Jessica Coop Majors: Food and Consumer Package Goods Marketing German Business and Culture, Germany Summer I short-term, faculty-led course I am super excited to see how my trip goes, and I can’t wait to see if my expectations meet what is presented to me while I am there. Here is my list of the Top…

Getting Dad On Board to Go Abroad

Carly Baldwin Majors: Health Education: Community Education and Health Across China Summer I, 2017 I have always enjoyed traveling.  My first time out of the country was when I was eleven and I went without my parents.  I went to Europe with my grandpa and while my mom was really excited, my dad was not. …

Peer Pressure Made Me Do It

Taylor Graham Major: Advertising and Promotion Business and Culture in the Dominican Republic Summer I, 2017 I am a mere three days away from embarking on the adventure of a lifetime in the Dominican Republic. As I sit in my room with clothes, shoes, toiletries, and important documents scattered everywhere, I can’t help but think of…

A Transfer, a Change of Major, and an Opportunity

Katie LaBelle Major: Geography Amazonia: Culture and Environment, Brazil Summer I, 2017 So here I am, less than 24 hours before I take the day long trip to Miami and then to Manaus, Brazil. And now I’m sitting in my hotel room, my boyfriend’s sitting next to me playing games on his phone and telling me…

What’s To Worry About…?

Meriah Putnam Major: Integrated Supply Management Business and Culture in the Dominican Republic Summer I, 2017 What is little ole 4’9″ me worried about studying abroad in the Dominican Republic? I think honestly, my two biggest worries are not speaking the language and whether or not my seasonal allergies will be the death of me. For…

All the Reasons to Just Go

McKayla Marcola Major: Business German Business and Culture, Germany Summer I short-term, faculty-led course As a business marketing student with a minor in management, I wanted to go on a study abroad program that would not only give me personal life experience while visiting another country, but would also give me the business experience that I can use when…

So many things to look forward to

Natalie Witham Major: Business German Business and Culture, Germany Summer I short-term, faculty-led course There are a million things to do when you travel. Some people dream of  traveling to France to sit under the Eiffel tower and be kissed, walk across the Great Wall of China, visit the “8 Wonders of the World”, or…