Things to know about Scotland

Madison Liebler English and Art Major Non-WMU Program- The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Summer I, 2018 Though I am by no means an expert, here are a few things I learned in my month on the other side of the pond. Do a little research before you leave to find out if you have any…

I Know I’ll be Back

Madison Liebler English and Art Major Non-WMU Program- The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Summer I, 2018 It’s a little weird finally being in a place you’ve fantasized about for years. You step off the plane and you’re there. Just eight hours got you to this place you’ve always wanted to go, and it’s all there…

Fulfilling My College Goals and Dreams

Madison Liebler English and Art Major Non-WMU Program- The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Summer I, 2018 In less than a week, I’ll be boarding a flight to Europe and fulfilling my college goals and dreams… I’ll be studying for a month at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. I found the program a few months…

Waking Up From My Dream…

Adia Robbins Journalism Major Media Ethics in London, Summer II 2017 That turned out to be everything I imagined and 10x more! If you have that one place you dream of going…just go! It’ll be the best thing you could have ever done. I ended the trip with my mom meeting me in London. From…

Pinch Me, I’m Dreaming!

Adia Robbins Journalism Major Media Ethics in London, Summer II 2017 It’s now July 11th and this place is everything I imagined and more! My dream place is no longer a dream…I think. It doesn’t actually feel like I’m here, it just looks like all of my google searches have come to life. Got off…

My Dream Place!

Adia Robbins Journalism Major Media Ethics in London, Summer II 2017 Everyone has that one place they can’t wait to visit. I remember growing up and it was always Paris, France. I even decided to stop taking Spanish in school and switch to French. Let’s just say I wasn’t the best at it and got…

Life Changing Realizations in Scotland

Lydia Wood Art History Major The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Fall 2016 I completed a fall semester abroad at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland where I took classes pertaining to my major in art history and my minor in public history. The classes were taught in a seminar style with group projects, discussions,…

Phrases & Linguistics

Elizabeth Thompson English: Creative Writing Major Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester UK, Fall 2017 Cheers! The most universal term used in the English language while in Manchester seems to be that simple little phrase. Whether it’s said ‘Cheers’ or ‘Oh, cheers’ it can mean a multitude of things. Sometimes it’s used as a greeting, as a…

The Studying In Study Abroad

Elizabeth Thompson English: Creative Writing Major Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester UK, Fall 2017 Before leaving Western for the summer, I sat down with my study abroad coordinator and we discussed some of the things that might be different over in the UK. We touched on how my classes might be set up differently than what…

Food & Culture

Elizabeth Thompson English: Creative Writing Major Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester UK, Fall 2017 So far, food has been one of my favourite things about living in Manchester. There’s hundreds of different restaurants to choose from as well as different cuisines. I’ve grown very fond of a local café that’s fairly close to the school, but…

Settling In

Elizabeth Thompson English: Creative Writing Major Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester UK, Fall 2017 The first days have started to settle in, and for the time being, I’m a fish out of water. Thankfully, I exchanged currency at my bank at home before I left, so that was kind of comforting. There’s easy ways to do…

Departure Jitters

Elizabeth Thompson English: Creative Writing Major Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester UK, Fall 2017 I’ve always considered myself to be an independent person. Traveling alone has never been an issue for me. I was sent on a flight across the country when I was fifteen to visit family friends, and seeing as I’m now an adult,…