Always Stay Humble and Kind

Meriah Putnam Major: Integrated Supply Management Business and Culture in the Dominican Republic Summer I, 2017 I think the song “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw has the perfect message for everyone, especially when you are traveling abroad to places that are less well off than your own country. Traveling to the Dominican Republic has…

Winter Break Adventures in Ghana

Karianne Lane Senior/ Management and Marketing Fall Semester 2016 December 4 -18 Ghana Business and Culture While abroad in Ghana we never really had classroom setting for class. This study aboard was more going out to three different business and learn what they do. The first one we went to was Neilsen. You could say that…

Year 3 for Community Health and Permaculture in Guatemala

The third Western Michigan University study abroad trip to Lake Atitlan, Guatemala is planned for travel in early March 2017.  This year, we will be traveling with 12 students, including students from social work, occupational therapy, sociology, and nursing programs, and two faculty Drs. Jennifer Harrison and Alan Messinger.  We will partner again with non-governmental…

Experiencing Social Work with Mayan Kids

LaShana Jones Social Work Graduate Program Community Health and Permaculture in Guatemala This study abroad experience has helped me professionally to be a better social worker. The mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being, and help meet the basic human needs of all people, especially the needs and empowerment of people…

Unpacking the Jamaican Rehabilitation Partnership

Sarah Piepszowski Occupational Therapy Major Jamaica Rehabilitation Partnership Project Spring faculty-led program in Jamaica I participated in the Jamaican Rehabilitation Partnership Project in Spring 2016. The students who participated in the trip were all in the Occupational Therapy undergraduate or Master’s program. Our main focus of the experience in Jamaica was about building relationships with the people…

From German to English

Ciera Hines Special Education Intern in Kaiserslautern, Germany During the Fall 2015 semester, I completed my student teaching internship at Vogelweh Elementary School in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Vogelweh Elementary School is located on one of the largest military bases in Europe. During my time overseas, I taught students with disabilities in kindergarten through second grade. In…

Department of Defense Schools

Lisa Hacker Special Education Intern at Department of Defense Schools – Germany Working in a Department of Defense School overseas has increased my compassion towards military students and their families. These kids are constantly moving to new places, starting at new schools, making new friends and getting used to their new lives, while trying to…