Beautiful Berlin

Hanna Fussman  Major: Tourism & Travel Bonn University, Spring 2018 Sometimes, I feel like Germany is underrated. I watch a lot of travel vloggers on youtube, and as much as I love the content they put out, it seems Germany is never a highlight of their travels. Honestly, of the people I watch, I’ve only…

The Perfect Day in Santorini

Hanna Fussman Major: Tourism & Travel Bonn University, Spring 2018 The best part about studying in Europe is that you can travel almost anywhere you want. Santorini is on the pricey side, but it’s definitely worth it. The view from anywhere on the island is insane, not to mention there are dogs everywhere! We discovered…

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…

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,…

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…

Don’t go Chasing Waterfalls (in Mindo)

Katie Kozlowski Anthropology, Global Studies, and Spanish Major Spanish in Quito, Ecuador Summer I, 2018 This weekend, my classmates and I planned an excursion to Mindo, a town two hours north of Quito. Mindo is a cloud forest which means that it’s a tropical forest with persistent cloud cover(and heavy fog every evening after about 5:00pm). …

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 Water Boils”…But Not Really

Evelia Bautista Communication Studies Major Non-WMU Program- Universidad Latina De America, Mexico, Spring 2018 I always wanted to visit Oaxaca and little did I know that Universidad Latina de America had a trip planned for us to go there already. A teacher passionate about Mexico and its history was our guide. We learned about how…

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…

Guatemala 2018: “Adios” to San Lucas Tolimán

Kali Blackburn Social Work Major Community Health and Permaculture in Guatemala (Faculty-led), Spring Break 2018 As I reflect on this week, today specifically, it’s so hard to put into words all of the emotions and special moments I have experienced while in Guatemala. With what has been a jam-packed schedule of tours around forests, organizations…

A Truly Humbling Experience

Kylie Adams Criminal Justice and Psychology Double Major University of Cape Town, South Africa, Spring 2017 In March 2017 I left for my semester-long study abroad in Cape Town, South Africa.  Prior to my departure, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.  I had done a fair amount of research to familiarize…