Immersion Of Culture In The Dominican Republic

Sylvia Albeo Exercise Science Major Intercultural Communications and Ethnography in the Dominican Republic, spring 2017 This study abroad experience has enhanced my academic pursuits because it has opened my eyes, and has given me a different perspective on living and communication that I wouldn’t have had if I didn’t study abroad. To be more specific…

Global Ambassadors Take on the Dominican Republic

The WMU Global Ambassador Scholars spent a week in the Dominican Republic on the pre-freshman “Economics and Society in the Dominican Republic” program with Global and International Studies professor, Dr. Susan Pozo. See what they got into during their 8 days in the DR in their video blog series. Global Ambassador Scholars: Emma Scheller Molly…

Lets Talk Fashion: Fashion Courses In London

Tori Ford Fashion Merchandising and Design: Design and Development Regent’s University, United Kingdom, Spring Semester 2017 Extra! Extra! It’s almost time to head back to the states! And oh, what a tug of war it’s been. I said that because, well, that means I have to leave London. London folks! But at the same time,…

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…