Soon to be World Traveler

Jacob Kubiak Major: Global and International studies Program: Qasid Arabic Institute, Jordan I have always wanted to travel and see some of the world’s most beautiful places. Growing up, I was not taught much about the world outside the United States of America. Now I have the opportunity to learn about the world from a…

My Mom’s Total 180

Megan Weaver Major: Graphic Design Program: The Book Arts in Italy So today we take off for Italy! It doesn’t feel quite real yet. I remember when I first asked my mom about taking this trip my sophomore year of college; her answer was “oh my goodness no! There’s too many bad things happening in…

Cheap Buys in Thailand

Joseph Thompson Majors:Food and CPG marketing Program: Business & Culture Thailand Starting off let’s talk about flying international. It takes way too long and it’s even harder if you can’t find a way to sleep on the plane. Also I can tell what kind of marketing they were doing when putting the first class private…

Rush Hour: Tokyo Edition

Maria Carson Majors: Japanese and Geography Program: Nihon University Tokyo, Japan So I’m sure that many of you have heard about Tokyo’s infamous rush hour. It’s two completely different things to hear about it and to experience it. So let me tell you about some of my experiences so far. There are so many people!!…

Commuting in Costa Rica

Kelly Sabo Major: Spanish Department of Spanish Program in Costa Rica Since arriving here in Heredia, Costa Rica two major differences that have stood out to me is the restaurant experience and the methods of transportation. Most restaurants have options for both indoor and outdoor seating which I love. It’s definitely not something you come…

How I Chose The Dominican Republic

Arika French Major: Communication Studies Communication & Ethnography in the Dominican Republic I decided on my location by the information that my professor Dr. Orbe has given me. Once he told me about how cheap and all of the fun that students have on the trip, I knew that I wanted to sign up right…

The Protests in Europe

Nora Owens Major: Spanish and Occupational Therapy Non-WMU, AIFS: Granada, Spain All across Europe there have been protests either protesting local government or the European government. I was in Paris a few weeks ago and the protests were out of control. They were protesting the new taxes on petroleum and other taxes. All of the…

The Time I Stumbled Upon a Cult

Grace Gettig Major: Global and International Studies & Japanese Daito Bunka University, AY 18-19 Don’t you hate it when you get all excited to go to church, excited to praise The Lord, and you accidentally end up at a doomsday cult meeting instead? I mean, it happens to the best of us. Even me. During…

La Vida Gitana

Kelsey Dovico Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Teaching Assistant Madrid, Spain, 2018-2019 Encuentro Estatal de Estudiantes Gitanos The first weekend of October, I attended the fifth Encuentro Estatal de Estudiantes Gitanas (National Reunion of Gitano/a Students) in a rural town north of Madrid named El Escorial. Nearly 70 teenagers and 40 Fundacion educational support staff attended: in general…

The Best and Worst of Iceland

Hey Y’all, It’s been a couple of weeks since I have been home, and I owe my loyal followers a summary of my trip to Iceland. I am still trying to wrap my mind around all that I saw; so to ensure that I don’t ramble too much, here is an extensive list of my…

My First (And Hopefully Last) Earthquake

Evelia Bautista Communication Studies Major Non- WMU Program- Universidad Latina De America, Mexico, Spring 2018 I never thought I’d live an earthquake, ever. It was Friday afternoon and I was sitting in the dining room with two other people when suddenly we all felt dizzy. Everything spun. One of them asked “Is that an earthquake?!…

Dealing With Real Life Issues

Melina Wilcox Art Major Studio Art College International, Florence Italy, Spring 2018    When you go off to study abroad, you get an idea that your experience will be a break from your real life—that living in another country will be somehow easier or that problems you have to deal with as a burgeoning adult won’t…