Advice For Future Study Abroad Students

Amber Burbon Major: Marketing Summer II Lyon Program, 2017 This morning after making my coffee and getting situated outside on the cozy terrace of my apartment (like I do most mornings), I opened my planner to see what needed to be accomplished today. Thumbing through the pages, I finally landed on the month overview. Today…

How To Get To France In Less Than 48 Hours

Amanda Croft Major: Biochemistry Summer II Lyon Program, 2017 Hello new readers! My name is Amanda. I am a Biochemistry major and French minor at Western Michigan University. One of my many passions is traveling. But not just traveling to travel, but traveling to learn. I have visited Ireland, Costa Rica, Canada, and China. My…

You Can’t Get By with Franglais Here

Teresa Turner Film, Video, & Media Studies Lyon Summer Program, France, Summer II 2017 I open my eyes from a very short nap on a 9 hour flight to see the beautiful French country side far below me. The people sitting near me on the plane probably thought I was crazy when they saw the…

What I Discovered Without WiFi

Amber Burbon Major: Marketing Summer II Lyon Program, 2017 It’s Sunday afternoon, and I’m sitting in my bedroom in the apartment of my host family.  We live in the center of Lyon in a neighborhood called Place Bellacour.  My commute to university is a short 5 minute walk, and I live one street over from…

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…

You Are So Lucky

Teresa Turner Major: Film, Video, & Media Studies Minors: French, Journalism Lyon Summer Program, France, Summer II 2017 I remember about 8 months ago talking with my adviser about my plans for graduation and what classes I still needed to complete. It seemed a bit overwhelming, when she told me the numerous options. Then she…

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…

Nearing the End of My Europe Adventure

Chloe Childs Major: Advertising Novancia Business School, Paris, France I have been self-diagnosed with wanderlust ever since I discovered what the word meant. I knew that I wanted to travel and see the world, but I just wasn’t quite sure how. I decided that studying abroad was the perfect solution. It would allow me to…