Unique Experiences In Europe

Madeline Galer Photography and Intermedia Major Book Arts in Europe, summer I 2017 Our daily life was very different than back in the states. One major difference between life here and life in Europe was how much walking you would do in one day. Cars and taxis weren’t very common in the cities we visited…

Did I Ever Leave?

Sarah Keizer German and Tourism & Travel Bonn University, Germany Spring Semester 2017 I booked a seat by myself on the plane back to the U.S from Frankfurt, Germany. In our taxi to the airport, my friend and I spoke German with each other because we knew it would be the last time we were…

The Strangeness Of Coming Home

Kelsey Ennis Major: History and German Bonn University, Spring 2017 Being back in the USA, I am not out of place, no one thinks that I’m not American, and everyone’s first inclination is to speak English with me. It’s easy, comfortable, relaxed, and a little boring. It’s about two weeks now that I’ve been back…

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…

The “MidWesterners”

Kelsey Ennis Major: History and German Bonn University, Spring 2017 I’ve made a lot of friends since I’ve been here, and they weren’t who I had initially expected to meet. I thought that I would be in classes with Germans and so would meet a bunch of Germans, but unfortunately being in the international class…

The Greatest Difference Between Class & Study Abroad

Natalie Witham Major: Advertising & Promotion German Business and Culture, Germany Summer I 2017 Education has been the same in the United States for centuries. Even when my great grandparents went to school it was taught the same. We had a pencil and paper with a teacher standing in front of us teaching us about…

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…

A Quest To Find Family

Kelsey Ennis Major: History and German Bonn University, Spring 2017 Since I came to Germany I’ve been without direct access to family back home. I can skype, call, share photos on Facebook, but they’re not here. About a month before flying over though, my Grandpa reminded me that I will, in fact, have family here….

We’re ALIVE!

Sarah Keizer German and Tourism & Travel Bonn University, Germany Spring Semester 2017 There is no shortage of myths and legends in Germany. Its folktales are what attract so many people to the country, what with its many castles on forested hills, the Romantic Road…but it may be that Germany doesn’t just serve as inspiration…

How To Have The Best Time in Germany Without Free Water

McKayla Marcola Major: Business German Business and Culture, Germany Summer I short-term, faculty-led course Now that I am back in the United States I have had some time to reflect on my experience abroad. Starting with what I packed for my month long abroad experience. For the Germany study aboard trip we were only allowed…

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…