Things I’ll Miss the Most about Brazil

Katie LaBelle Major: Geography Amazonia: Culture and Environment, Brazil Summer I, 2017 Brazil has been an adventure! As I prepare to leave this wonderful place I can’t help but to look back on my trip and reflect on the things I’ve done, the things I wish I had done, and the things I believe I’ll…

Always Stay Humble and Kind

Meriah Putnam Major: Integrated Supply Management Business and Culture in the Dominican Republic Summer I, 2017 I think the song “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw has the perfect message for everyone, especially when you are traveling abroad to places that are less well off than your own country. Traveling to the Dominican Republic has…

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…

Leaving “Home”

Sydney Foster Business and Spanish Majors Buenos Aires, Argentina It has officially come down to my last two weeks here in Buenos Aires, and it seems like there aren’t enough words to begin to describe the feelings I have. It’s somewhere around excitement for the fact that I get to see all of my friends…

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…

School in a Beautiful Land

Jack Fuller Majors: Accountancy and Spanish Buenos Aires, Argentina, Spring 2017 In coming to Buenos Aires, I did not think the school would be much different than the classes that I had taken in the United States.  However, I could not have been more wrong.  Most of the differences are not good or bad, but…

Into the Cold!

Jack Fuller Majors: Accountancy and Spanish Buenos Aires, Argentina, Spring 2017 For spring break, I decided to do the opposite of what most people do:  I went to the end of the world.  By the end of the world, I mean Ushuaia.  Ushuaia is the capital of the southernmost province of Argentina, Tierra del Fuego. …

The Halfway Mark

Sydney Foster Business and Spanish Majors Buenos Aires, Argentina Midterms approached quicker than I expected. This semester feels like it’s flying by. Midterms are nothing like they are in the states. I don’t know if it’s because all of the classes are taught in Spanish and they know that there are more barriers and we…

Why Guatemala?

Brook Witchell Community Health Education Major, Environmental & Sustainability Studies Minor Community Health and Permaculture in Guatemala About me: My name is Brooke Witchell, I am 24 years old and a senior here at Western Michigan University. I’m majoring in Community Health Education and minoring in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. I have the cutest potato…