Wanderlust

  Turner Slaughter Engineering Major Chinese Language and Culture, Summer II 2017 I’ve been told I have been bitten by the travel bug. Ever since my last study abroad trip to Quito, Ecuador, I have been searching for different trips to go on over my breaks. I developed an intense love for travel while in…

Photo Blog: London

Tori Ford Fashion Merchandising and Design: Design and Development Regent’s University, United Kingdom, Spring Semester 2017 Regent’s university  London is one of the UK’s most respected independent universities and one of the most internationally diverse, with around 140 different student nationalities on campus. The specific program underlined by this blogger is the Regent’s School of Fashion…

Don’t Worry, I’ll Be Back.

Melina Wilcox Major: Sculpture Minor: Art History Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 I arrived home from Europe sooner than I was expecting. When you’re abroad, time moves in strange ways – days feel longer because they’re full and busy with adventures, learning, and absorbing foreign culture. Yet, since you’re unencumbered by routine and…

My Last Wochenende in Germany

Sarah Keizer German and Tourism & Travel Bonn University, Germany Spring Semester 2017 Five days. Two more in Bonn, three in Frankfurt. That’s all the time left in Germany that I have. I had been waiting so long for this experience and now it’s almost over and I don’t know how to process it. I’m…

Bastille Day Is Not Independence Day

Amanda Croft Major: Biochemistry Summer II Lyon Program, 2017 Hello everyone! I’ve had a lot of people ask me about the exciting events of Bastille Day. Bastille Day is the 14th of July and is often compared to the 4th of July in the United States. With this being said, I assumed that Bastille Day…

While In Thailand

Gerald Pirkola Integrated Supply Management Business and Culture in Thailand, Summer I 2017 1.) When you first arrived, how did you exchange your money? Was it successful? What do you wish you would have known about the process? It was a very smooth process when I first exchanged my currency. We had two professors who…

Food Glorious Food.

Megan Oliver Pre-Occupational Therapy International Perspectives on Aging, Summer II 2017 In the heart of Kalamazoo we are surrounded by breweries, fast food restaurants and some places for healthier groceries like the Peoples Food Co-Op, Sawall Health Foods and the Kalamazoo Farmers Market (which I am missing at the moment). Going abroad I was nervous…

Surreal Is An Understatement

Amanda Kuszak Major: Pre-Social Work Tourism Spaces of the United Kingdom, Summer II 2017 My first three days in London were not what I had imagined. In my first blog, I wrote about the nerves I was experiencing on my way over seas, but they didn’t go away when I landed. I’m not sure if…

My Travels In Greece.

Name: Ciara Larson Major: Public History Western Roots of Interior Design-Greek Influence, Summer I 2017. Describe how your Study Abroad experience has enhanced your academic pursuits: Greece was an amazing place. The culture was so relaxed and friendly, and the city streets were more beautiful than any street I had seen in the US. I…

Thankful

Miranda McDowell Major: Health Education: Community Education and Health Across China Summer I, 2017 I have been back in the United States for a little over a month after my study abroad trip to China to study its education system. We were in China for two weeks where we traveled to Beijing, Shenyang, and Hohhot,…

Reasons To Travel After Your Program

Melina Wilcox Major: Sculpture Minor: Art History Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 When I was planning my six weeks in Europe—the first four of which were  apart of a study aboard program—all I had were idyllic notions of how wonderful and life-changing this journey would be. I would be remiss to say those notions…

Finding “Why”

Amber Burbon Major: Marketing Summer II Lyon Program Studying abroad has always been a goal of mine, but at times it has felt more like a distant dream. It was an idea I fantasized about but one that I kept hidden in the back of my mind. I suppose it never seemed like the right…