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…

Coping with Pre-Departure Stress

Megan Oliver Major: Occupational Therapy International Perspectives on Aging, Ireland, 2017 Let’s get through some basics, don’t worry I’ll make it brief. My name is Megan Oliver and I’m a plant eating, dog loving, coffee obsessed, 21 year old beach bum/triathlete/WMU student working towards becoming an Occupational Therapist. In a few days, my life is…

Mini Shampoo Bottles, Mini Suitcase, and Mini Me Off on a BIG Adventure!

Riley Prentice Major: Nursing International Perspectives on Aging, Ireland, Summer I 2017 My name is Riley Prentice, I am a nursing student at Western and I will be traveling to Ireland for my study abroad. When I first heard that there was a study abroad opportunity that went to Ireland I knew immediately that I had…

Photo Contest 2016: Broncos in Action

Congrats to our winners & runners-up for the Broncos in Action section of our 2016 Study Abroad Photo Contest! Cultural Activities Winner: Chris VanMeter, Tübingen Germany    Group Shots: Savannah Dugan, Ireland    Learning Abroad: Jake Tholen, New Zealand    Runner’s up for Broncos in Action:                  …

Reflections from Occupational Therapy in Ireland

Lindy Perlos Interdisciplinary Health Services: Occupational Therapy Major International Perspectives on Aging Spring Break 2016 Faculty-Led in Ballyshannon, Belfast, Cashel, & Dublin Ireland Embracing the opportunity to study aging in Ireland played a profound role in altering my perspective of older adults.  Having numerous opportunities to engage with older adults during my time abroad not only…

Pre-Freshman Trip of a Lifetime

Montana Major Freshman Occupational Therapy major Summer II Ireland & Northern Ireland, Colonialism and Terrorism Being a freshman at WMU I have never been on a study abroad trip before, I haven’t even been out of the country, and I could not have asked for a better first experience. My time in Ireland has been…