Learning to Navigate Public Transit: The Struggles of a Small Town Girl

Eden Vansicklen Major: Food and Consumer Package Goods Marketing Program: Business & Culture in Germany After about two weeks of being in Germany, I have had to use public transportation quite a bit. My program is faculty led, so public transportation is essentially written in the itinerary every day. I come from small town in…

No More Pancakes for Breakfast

Eden Vansicklen Major: Food and Consumer Package Goods Marketing Program: Business & Culture in Germany   No More Pancakes for Breakfast! I have found that the food in Germany is pretty different than the food I have been use to, living in the United States. They focus a lot of their meals on bread, meat…

Fulfilling a Lifelong Dream!

Eden Vansicklen Major: Marketing Major Program: German Business and Culture Coming from small town, and graduating with only 70 other students, I knew that studying abroad was an absolute must in college. I had no specific dream destination, I just knew that I wanted to learn and experience cultures that were completely different than mine….

The Best Food of Bonn

Hanna Fussman Major: Tourism & Travel Bonn University, Spring 2018 I haven’t written all that much about my host city since getting here. Partly because I wanted to wait until I had been here for a while so I really know how it feels. The first few weeks, or even the first month, of your…

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,…

As Fate Would Have It

Sam McGrath Food and Consumer Package Goods Marketing Major German Business and Culture, Summer I 2018 I was a late addition to my study abroad program. Which meant if I was going to go, I had to get all of the paperwork and a passport in line fast. I distinctly remember, it was a Thursday…

Spring Has Sprung

Hanna Fussman Tourism and Travel Major Bonn University, Spring 2018 My mom keeps telling me about the lovely snowstorms we’ve been getting back in Michigan. On one hand, it’s April, so why? On the other hand, should we really be surprised? This is Michigan, after all. Meanwhile, for me, I’m living in the Spring heat….

Experiencing What New Cultures Have To Offer

Matt Faremouth Integrated Supply Management Major German Business and Culture, Summer I 2017 Studying abroad helped me grow tremendously personally, academically and professionally. I have never been to Europe before, so going there for an extended period of time was a challenge. Going out of my comfort zone and deciding to go on the trip…

The Things I’m Going To Miss

Hanna Fussman Tourism and Travel Major Bonn University, Spring 2018 Obviously, I have things at home that I miss. My parents, my dogs, my boyfriend, my car, my mom’s cooking. The list goes on. But after TIME weeks in Germany, there are so many things that I have no idea how I will live without…