Fasten Seat Belt

Max Wellman English: Creative Writing and Spanish Majors Universidad de Burgos, Fall 2017  The day I left for Spain was like waiting for a bomb to go off. I knew it was going to happen and that it would be fast. My chest felt hollow, save for my heart, whose work I could hear thudding…

Taking A Leap Of Faith

Rachel Anderson Interdisciplinary Health Services and Spanish Double Major Universidad de Burgos program, Fall 2017 At times, pictures simply cannot do justice to demonstrate the beauty of things in life. In the same way, I am certain there is no way to fully explain my experience studying abroad in Burgos, Spain. The buildings, streets, food,…

The Challenges Were Worth It

Sarah Piper Public Relations Major Universidad de Burgos, Fall 2017 The challenge in reflecting about a study abroad experience is that the cliches are true. When a student returns home and says that studying abroad is both difficult and worthwhile: they sound like a broken record repeating what every other student has ever said, but…

110 Arabian Nights

Morgan McCullough Global & International Studies / Spanish Major, Arabic Minor Non-WMU Program: IES Rabat, Morocco At the beginning of my semester, I wrote 5 questions that I hoped I would be able to answer by the end of the semester. Naturally, nothing went as planned. The streets looked nothing like how I pictured them, and I…

There’s No Place Like Home

Irene Kivinen Spanish Major Universidad de Burgos, Fall 2017 I have been back in the United States for almost a month now. Studying abroad in Spain was an amazing experience, both at an academic and personal level. However, it has been a relief to be back in my element to decompress before the winter semester…

WHAT TO PACK FOR A STUDY ABROAD SEMESTER IN THE NETHERLANDS

Katelyn Krulek Advertising & Promotion Major HU Applied Sciences in Utrecht, Netherlands, Fall 2017 Let me just start off by saying congratulations! If you’re reading this, chances are you’re planning to spend a semester abroad in the Netherlands. Any preconceptions, fears, anxiety, etc. that you may experience is normal. Worry not, though, because I can promise…

Trading Nervousness For Great Challenges And Adventures.

Alex McMahon Sales and Business Marketing Major Universidad Iberoamericana -UNIBE, Dominican Republic, Spring 2018 As I sit here in 5 degree weather with blowing snow, I am reassured that I made the right decision to go to the Dominican Republic for my study abroad.  How can you not want to go to a tropical island…

Relaxing in Kochi – IndiBroncos 2017 Day 9

Samantha Nolan Integrated Supply Management Major India: Sustainability in the Developing World, Fall 2017 Our first full day in Cochin! We had breakfast at the Marriott and although I love the Indian food, we were all very excited to see they had pancakes, waffles and omelettes. Kochi, another name for Cochin, is more of a…

On the Road Again – – IndiBroncos 2017 Day 8

  Alexis Pierce Human Resource Management Major India: Sustainability in the Developing World, Fall 2017 Today is Monday, December 18th. I can’t believe we only have a couple more days left on this amazing trip. I have grown and experienced so much it’s almost overwhelming. Every day I’m able to take something away and reflect…

Powered by the Sun: Airports and Crops – IndiBroncos 2017 Day 7

Nirvana Houston Interdisciplinary Health Services Major Social Justice and Sustainability in India, Fall 2017 Today we said goodbye to the lovely Christ University. As we walked to breakfast, I took in all the beautiful scenery for one last time. Being able to watch the students practice their chants and dances is an experience I will…

Sorting Through Week 1 in Bangalore – IndiBroncos 2017 Day 6

Joe Haiduc Management Major India: Sustainability in the Developing World, Fall 2017 Today we went to one of the Parikrma schools in Bangalore. At this school, the kids come from families that are very poor and have so little. When we were watching the introduction video, they mentioned how they go to kids’ houses to…