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’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…

Predeparture Fears

Sarah Keizer German and Tourism & Travel Bonn University, Germany Spring Semester 2017 I am a worrywart. I need things to worry about in order to function; it doesn’t mean it’s healthy, but it’s just the way it is. Ever since I realized that I was accepted to study in Bonn, Germany for a semester,…

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…

When Everyone Leaves — You Wait

Jordyn Mott Majors: Spanish Education & English Education Spring 2017 Semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina As Christmas break comes to an end you slowly watch your friends head back to school, reunite with their other friends, and start their semesters. You’re excited for your trip but its not within grasp yet. It’s too soon to…

Resfeber

Christina Chizmadia Major: Textile & Apparel Studies: Fashion Merchandising Minor: Event Management Program: Regents University, London UK Growing up in a small town an hour north of Detroit, there was not much change that happened. You saw the same people every day, drove by the same stores, and encountered the same events year after year….

Sweden, Here I Come!

Keagan Gay Major: Public Relations Minors: Sociology, Global & International Studies, and Journalism Program: Stockholm University, Sweden How does one decide pick up from their everyday life and travel to a foreign country for months at a time? Well, for me, it was something that I had wanted to do since I was about 10…

Pre-departure fears: Will I get lost in Italy?

Brittney Wojcik Major: Marketing Minors: Textile and Apparel Merchandising & Spanish Program: CIMBA, Paderno del Grappa, Italy I feel as if traveling is just a part of who I am. I have been fortunate to be able to regularly go on family vacations growing up, giving me a value of experiences in different locations. However,…