Check List for Book Arts in Europe

Lilee VandeZande Graphic Design Major Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 I have the opportunity to participate in the Book Arts in Europe program that travels to Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium for a month. While we are there we will be designing posters, books and prints using old fashioned methods of printing…

BUT FIRST: Let Me Have a Panic Attack

Megan Eiswerth Major: Graphic Design Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 Last summer, my boyfriend as well as some of my friends attended the Book Arts in Europe trip. Seeing all the pictures they took and hearing about their experiences captivated me, inspired me, and made me a little bit jealous! Each of them…

Traveling Cheap as a College Student

Melina Wilcox Major: Sculpture Minor: Art History Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 It’s pretty well known that college students are short in cash, and that traveling tends to be expensive. But traveling abroad is still possible, and there are ways to do it on a tight budget. A friend and I are going…

Observations in Germany

Natalie Witham Major: Business German Business and Culture, Germany Summer I 2017 Since I  arrived in Germany, there have been many culture differences. From the food, human gestures, the fashion, restaurant service and even the bathroom experiences. Germany has two foods, bread and sausage. Of course there are other things to eat but I am…

Why You Should Go Your Own Way

Sarah Keizer German and Tourism & Travel Bonn University, Germany Spring Semester 2017 When you study abroad, it’s not difficult to make friends. You find people who are going on the same journey as you are, and you all dream of the stunning places you can go to together. Belgium, The Netherlands, France… It’s great…

All the Reasons to Just Go

McKayla Marcola Major: Business German Business and Culture, Germany Summer I short-term, faculty-led course As a business marketing student with a minor in management, I wanted to go on a study abroad program that would not only give me personal life experience while visiting another country, but would also give me the business experience that I can use when…

The First of May

Kelsey Ennis Major: History and German Bonn University, Spring 2017 Here in Germany, the first of May is not just Labor Day, but a day of celebration, tokens of love, and protesting. This past Monday I didn’t have class at the University or work at my internship. Like most other Germans, I had the day…

So many things to look forward to

Natalie Witham Major: Business German Business and Culture, Germany Summer I short-term, faculty-led course There are a million things to do when you travel. Some people dream of  traveling to France to sit under the Eiffel tower and be kissed, walk across the Great Wall of China, visit the “8 Wonders of the World”, or…

Culture Shock: An Eye Opener

Keagan Gay Major: Public Relations Minors: Sociology, Global & International Studies, and Journalism Program: Stockholm University, Sweden Culture shock is an interesting concept. Before I went abroad, I assumed that my culture shock would simply be trying to orient myself in a new city, and be aware that I am a long ways from home….

Recollections of Besançon

Kyle Van Krimpen Major: French and Spanish Besançon, France Program Januray 2nd, 2016. I’m looking out into the night air from within the metal bird that has carried me over the sea. The streets of Dublin sprawl out in massive curls of light and activity, a web designed by the weaving hands of eons gone…

Experiencing Culture Shock

Kelsey Ennis Major: History and German Bonn University, Spring 2017 It’s gone over in our orientation courses about how the first day, week, or even month will be as a honeymoon. After the honeymoon there will be a decrease in interest to do things, a frustration with everything around you that’s different and an intense…

Cheese & Cobblestones

Kelsey Ennis Major: History and German Bonn University, Spring 2017 Hallo again everyone! I do, in fact have updates on cheese and cobblestones; the cheese here may have a tendency to be stronger depending on what kind you get, and the cobblestones will hurt your feet if you are not used to walking down those…