Living Out My Dreams in Athens

Hanna Fussman Major: Tourism & Travel Bonn University, Spring 2018 When I was a kid, I was obsessed with Greek mythology. The reason? The Percy Jackson series, of course. I was so into it. I mean, really, I did learn a lot. After obsessing over those books, I took a lot of time to learn…

Reshaping my World

Adriana Echols Major: Geography Beijing & Lanzhou, China GEOG 5450: Overseas Study on China’s Water Resources Management (Faculty-Led), Summer II 2018 The vision of reshaping the world around us and preserving this magnificent world for future generations inspires and encourages me to learn as much as I can about the earth. Studying in China gave me the…

Budapest and Iced Coffee

Hanna Fussman Major: Tourism & Travel Bonn University, Spring 2018 My family is pretty aware of its roots in Europe, which has made my trip all the more fun. I’ve been trying to travel to the places I know I have family from, so this time around I went to Hungary! Of my great grandparents,…

N.ever E.nd P.eace A.nd L.ove

Carly Baldwin Majors: Early Childhood Professional & Spanish Education, Service, and International Development in Nepal, Summer I, 2018 My name is Carly Baldwin and in the Fall of 2018 I will be a fifth year senior.  I am studying Early Childhood Education and Spanish.  I recently went on a sixteen-day study abroad program to Nepal…

Florence Is Every Artists Dream

Morgan Haskins Major: Graphic and Printing Science Book Arts in Italy Summer I, 2018 Besides the shocking fact that I’m in Italy, studying art (how is this even real??), I would have to say that one of the most shocking elements of this trip so far has been traveling without family. Up until now, I…

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…

Glaciers, Waterfalls, and Basalts, Oh My!

Shelby Hurst Major: Geochemistry PhD Candidate WMU Geology Club in Iceland, Summer I, 2018 Day 1: Reykjavik and adjustment Visiting a new country is always challenging. Throw in 14 other people, wind and rain, strange addresses, and language barriers into the mix and it gets even harder. Thankfully, I had lots of support upon arrival…

My Time in Spain Seems like Another Life

Mark Majcher Senior: English: Secondary Education and Spanish: Secondary Education Universidad de Burgos, Fall 2017 Spanish Culture, Spanish Language It is difficult to justifiably capture my study abroad experience in words. It was such a collection of sights, tastes, feelings, experiences, etc. that I can’t really coalesce my thoughts around any particular statement.  I do know…

What a difference a few hours make!

Jon Andrews Earth Science Major WMU Geology Club in Iceland Hey y’all, Wednesday was a very very good day. My classmates did a nice hike and climb, while I stayed at home base and collected a rock sample and viewed the country side through my binocs. This is known as a bread-crust volcanic bomb. I…

The Clothes Horse

Alex Salinas Sales and Business Marketing and Spanish Major HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Spring 2018 I was shocked and super happy when I found out that my flat had a washing machine. I didn’t have to go to the laundromat anymore like I had to in Kalamazoo, such a blessing. No more late-night…

I Spoke Too Soon…

Jon Andrews Earth Science Major WMU Geology Club in Iceland Hey y’all, I thought I had peaked on Monday, but Tuesday was in the background just waiting to knock me over and rifle through my pants for spare change. Probably the most famous waterfall in my home state of Michigan, Taquamenon Falls, sends around 6,600 gallons…

Take On A New Adventure

Alexis Pierce Human Resource Management Major India: Sustainability in the Developing World, Fall 2017 My trip to India, I’m not even sure how to put it into words. I’m still reliving every moment and experience. I honestly was very anxious and nervous for this trip. I have never flown or been this far. I knew…