Italy: Post Program: “Study Abroad Takeaways & Reflection” by Carissa Loft

Post Program: Study Abroad Takeaways & Post Program Reflection Some of the biggest takeaways from this experience were visiting so many cities in Europe, making new friends, growing as a person, being out of my comfort zone and learning from… Continue Reading →

Czech Republic: “Pre-Departure” by Sarah Zinda

Pre-Departure This posting will be the first of five required for the TWP (discussed in my first posting) through WWU EdAbroad. For a more detailed account of the TWP you can visit https://wp.wwu.edu/westernabroadblogs/travel-writing-program/. “Pre-Departure: What are your goals for your international… Continue Reading →

France: Post Program Reflection: “After France… Now What?” by Brenna Roach

After France… Now What? Winter quarter has officially started at Western, and it has been 17 days since I said goodbye to Lyon. While I’m really excited to be back with my friends, and living the university life again; I’m… Continue Reading →

Italy: End of Program: “Ciao Reggio Emilia” by Carissa Loft

End of Program: Ciao Reggio Emilia, Italy! “Change is the only constant in life” – Unknown It comes to the day that I’m packing up my bags and saying goodbye to the people I call my friends. The people who… Continue Reading →

France: End of Program: “Until Next Time, Grenoble” by Libby Babb

Until Next Time, Grenoble At this time, three days from now, my plane will be landing in Seattle, and I’ll be home. In all honesty, it doesn’t even seem real yet. It’s hard to imagine not waking up in my cozy… Continue Reading →

Germany: End of Program: “Preparing for Re-Entry” by Elizabeth Moorhead

End of Program: Preparing for Re-Entry & Maintaining your International Connections December 16, 2017 moorhee Germanyappreciation, end, Germany, reflection “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard” -Winnie the Pooh It’s almost time for me… Continue Reading →

Spain: Post Program Reflection: “The Return” by Alexis Mathews

Mt. Baker in the distance The Return December 15, 2017 It has been some time since I have finished my stay in Madrid. I often think of the city that I called home for a month and reflect on my… Continue Reading →

China: “Reflections of Studying in China” by Matthew Horn

Reflections of Studying in China Published about 20 hours ago by hornm2 Tell us about the university, academic experience, the classes, student life, and clubs or activities you are involved with? How are the locals, are there any differences or… Continue Reading →

Italy: Mid Program: “A Day in The Life, Reggio Emilia” by Carissa Loft

Mid Program “A Day In The Life” Reggio Emilia, Italy A typical day in Reggio Emilia includes going to class and going to my favorite coffee shop/restaurant called Ghirba. It’s near my apartment and I would love to go there by… Continue Reading →

France: End of Program: “Coming to Terms With the End” by Brenna Roach

Coming to Terms With the End We are now 12 days away from the end of my semester abroad, and to sum it up into one phrase, it’s been one crazy journey. My program adviser here in Lyon said the… Continue Reading →

France: Mid Program: “Welcome to the Neighborhood” by Libby Babb

Welcome to the Neighborhood Sitting in my bedroom at my home stay and looking out my window, I’m reminded of home. It’s strange to me that while I’m over 5,000 miles away from Bellingham, in a completely different country, it… Continue Reading →

Germany: Mid Program: “Everyday life, surprises, and advice” by Elizabeth Moorhead

Mid Program: Everyday life, surprises, and advice Living here in Marburg is peaceful, and the living accommodations in the international student dorms are exceptional. My dorm room has twice the space of my shared dorm room back home, and comes… Continue Reading →

Germany: Arrival: “Cultural Immersion” by Elizabeth Moorhead

Cultural Immersion   With only 5 more weeks in the program, it’s high time to reflect on the experience thus far. Although there are not many posts here, I am writing consistently in a travel journal, and will post entries… Continue Reading →

The Netherlands: Arrival: “Culture Shock and Other Things” by Ellis Thomson

Culture Shock and Other Things thomsoe2 on November 16, 2017 This entry shall BRIEFLY cover a few topics. I am not messing around here. I’ve written this flippin entry TWICE and forgot to save it TWICE. I poured my heart… Continue Reading →

“3 Ways to Embrace an International Education Experience” by Brooke Berger

3 WAYS TO EMBRACE AN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION EXPERIENCE Engaging in an international education opportunity can be a life changing experience. It means a new place with new people, maybe a new language to learn, and a new culture to soak… Continue Reading →

Spain: End of Program: “All Good Things Must Come to an End” by Alexis Mathews

All Good Things Must Come to an End As I prepare to go home I am beginning to realize that I am going to miss many things. But there are things that I have missed about the United States. The… Continue Reading →

Italy: Arrival: “Arrival – Reggio Emilia, Italy” by Carissa Loft

Arrival – Reggio Emilia, Italy Honestly, it’s taken me a while to sit down and write this post because I’ve been thinking about how I want to share my experiences, and it’s taken me some time to integrate my feelings… Continue Reading →

France: Mid Program: “La Vie Comme Une Lyonnaise” by Brenna Roach

La Vie Comme Une Lyonnaise “Life as a person from Lyon” I have officially been living in Lyon for 55 days, and I can’t help but wonder where all the time has gone? It seems like just yesterday I was… Continue Reading →

France: Pre-Departure: “The Pre-Trip Jitters Strike” by Brenna Roach

The Pre-Trip Jitters Strike Hey guys! I figured I would start this blog out now with one of my certificate posts, and a sort of introduction more than what you can find in the about. My name is Brenna, and… Continue Reading →

France: Arrival: “Settling In” by Brenna Roach

Settling In Today marks my third day officially living in Lyon, and my fourth day since leaving the United States; and let me tell you, it has been a rocky first few days. I’ve gotten lost, had to walk through… Continue Reading →

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