Unexpected Surprises in the Dominican Republic.

Katie Sullivan Occupational Therapy Major  Global Perspectives on Pediatric Rehabilitation in the Dominican Republic, Fall 2017. Before going to the Dominican Republic, I was unsure of what to expect. I had heard from others that the area we were staying in was impoverished, with no running water in the surrounding areas of the orphanage. Even…

Gaining Confidence In The Dominican Republic

Rachel Leader Occupational Therapy Major Global Perspectives on Pediatric Rehabilitation in the Dominican Republic, fall 2017 On August 20th 2017, I went on a trip to San Pedro in the Dominican Republic that change my life by helping me grow personally, professionally, and academically. This was my first trip out of the country and first…

Making A Difference In The Dominican Republic

Brooke Nuccio Occupational Therapy Major Global Perspectives on Pediatric Rehabilitation in the Dominican Republic, Fall 2017 By being able to take a step back and look at other cultural perspectives through a different lens, I can efficiently work with future clients whose cultures differ from my own.  We worked in a multidisciplinary team with members…

Best Experience Of My Life In The Dominican Republic

Rachel Marquardt Occupational Therapy Major Global Perspectives in Pediatric Rehabilitation in the Dominican Republic, Winter Break 2016.  My study abroad trip was one of the best experiences of my college career. I grew so much in such a short amount of time, both personally and professionally. On a personal level, I understood what it felt…

Immersion Of Culture In The Dominican Republic

Sylvia Albeo Exercise Science Major Intercultural Communications and Ethnography in the Dominican Republic, spring 2017 This study abroad experience has enhanced my academic pursuits because it has opened my eyes, and has given me a different perspective on living and communication that I wouldn’t have had if I didn’t study abroad. To be more specific…

Global Similarities- Art

Ellie Heinz Major: Marketing Summer II Global Ambassadors Scholarship Program, 2017  Art isn’t a black and white concept that is easy to grasp. It’s more of a colorful concept full of many different in·tri·cate designs that stand for something special. Sometimes it’s hard to understand art but that doesn’t mean we should move on and…

A Tap On The Shoulder From A Stranger

Ellie Heinz Major: Marketing Summer II Global Ambassadors Scholarship Program, 2017  On my plane trip to the Dominican Republic, I was just about to put my headphones in when a young lady sitting in my row tapped my shoulder. She asked “where are you from?”. I was caught off guard so hard that I had…

Sorry Mom, But I Think I Lost My Passport

Ellie Heinz Major: Marketing Summer II Global Ambassadors Scholarship Program, 2017  Hey there, as a rookie taking on the opportunity of studying abroad for the very first time, let’s just say getting lost isn’t my first fear on the “fear list”. The biggest fear that’s hovering over my head is that of losing my passport. Now that…

Lacking Sleep, Gaining Nostalgia

Olivia Trappen Major: Undecided Economics and Society in the Dominican Republic – Global Ambassadors , Summer II 2017. At around 1am in the night before my departure, I felt a flash of regret for allowing my pre-travel excitement to keep me up this late- a decision that would surely bite me 4 hours later when my…

I Left a Piece of My Heart in the Dominican Republic.

Kaitlin LaRue Major: Global and International Studies and Political Science Economics and Society in the Dominican Republic-Global Ambassadors Program, Summer II 2017. Within just nine days of exploring, learning, and meeting so many amazing people from the Dominican Republic, a part of my heart is missing. And I can happily say that that piece is…

Two Different Worlds, One Perspective

Kaitlin LaRue Major: Global and International Studies and Political Science Economics and Society in the Dominican Republic-Global Ambassadors Program, Summer II 2017. For the past four days, I’ve been in the Dominican Republic as a WMU Global Ambassador, exploring the streets of Santo Domingo, trying new foods, and learning about the rich history and culture…

Global Ambassadors Take on the Dominican Republic

The WMU Global Ambassador Scholars spent a week in the Dominican Republic on the pre-freshman “Economics and Society in the Dominican Republic” program with Global and International Studies professor, Dr. Susan Pozo. See what they got into during their 8 days in the DR in their video blog series. Global Ambassador Scholars: Emma Scheller Molly…