Why I Skipped Graduation To Study Abroad

Katelyn Krulek Advertising & Promotion Major HU Applied Sciences in Utrecht, Netherlands, Fall 2017 I know what you’re thinking: “Why would anyone in their right mind want to do that?” While skipping your planned graduation date isn’t actually necessary, you should really consider taking advantage of any opportunity to travel that comes your way. In my…

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…

Living Like A Local In Utrecht

Maria McDaniel Major: Occupational Therapy Focus on Healthcare: Summer School Utrecht, Netherlands, Summer II, 2017. My trip to the Netherlands was one of the most exciting experiences I have ever had. I learned an incredible amount in my Healthy aging class that I took at Universiteit Utrecht, but I believed I learned an even greater…

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…

You Don’t Have To Love It.

Mattie Kirby Major: Exercise Science Focus on Health Care: Summer School Utrecht, Summer II 2017 Going into this trip I thought that I had to be in love with where I was going and what I was doing. But you know what, you don’t you can hate every second of it and kick and scream…

Photo Blog From Utrecht

Mattie Kirby Major: Exercise Science Focus on Health Care: Summer School Utrecht, Summer II 2017 Mattie Kirby just went on the Focus on Health Care summer program in Utrecht, Netherlands for two months. This program is geared toward healthcare majors like nursing, occupational therapy, Aging studies, Exercise science, like Mattie, and much more. The courses…

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…

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…

My Life in the Netherlands

Samantha Kulhanek Nursing Major Focus on Health Care: Summer School Utrecht 2015 My name is Samantha Kulhanek and I am entering my senior year of Western Michigan University’s Nursing program. I recently embarked on the journey of a lifetime to The Netherlands as part of Western Michigan University’s study abroad program. There, I had the…

Living Arrangements in the Netherlands

Kaitlyn Johnson Accountancy Major Hogeschool Utrecht, Netherlands Spring 2016 Semester I was most excited to experience a new part of the world. I took a week long trip to France six years ago and that gave me the taste of what a different country could be like. I was excited about exploring and learning how…