June 2017

Italy: Pre-Departure: “Ciao Firenze” by Beka Carr   The time leading up to this trip has been stressful, exciting, scary, and overwhelming. But I would not trade it for the world. This is my first time out of the country (other than Canada and Mexico) and… Continue Reading →

Ireland: Pre-Departure: “So Long, North America!” by Mikayla Monroe

So Long, North America! So Long, North America!   June 27, 2017 mikaylamonroe As I write (eager as ever with only one day until my departure!), I can’t help but think of all the adventures I’ll have while studying abroad this summer…. Continue Reading →

Germany: “Bravery and Castles” by Joyia Squires Bravery and Castles Warum nicht? During my first two weeks I had a lot of extra time on my hands. I could have used it to write some more in-depth blog posts, study more intensely, or be more productive… Continue Reading →

Denmark: Mid Program: “A Day in the Life” by Megan Dale Mid Program: “A Day in the Life”   I just got back from a 5 day study tour in Berlin, Germany and man oh man am I happy to be back in Copenhagen. Berlin was the most amazing experience… Continue Reading →

South Africa: Arrival: ” One week in!” by Daria Gausman One week in!  June 23, 2017 My walk to class across campus one morning this week (featuring Charlie) I have now been in Stellenbosch for an entire week! The first few days were a blur of unpacking, figuring out… Continue Reading →

Student Videos: WWU 2017 Changing China Global Learning –Hangzhou

This video captured the NGO internship experiences of 10 WWU students at the city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, RPC from April 18, 2017 to April 25th, 2017.

Tanzania: Post Program Reflection: “Postcards From Africa” by Tara J. Quattrone Postcards From Africa I have now been home from Tanzania for a few weeks. It’s interesting writing this now because it feels as though this program was now months ago, although it hasn’t been very long. I ended my… Continue Reading →

South Africa: “What has Two Thumbs and Stomach Flu in the Airport?” by Daria Gausman What has two thumbs and stomach flu in the airport? June 15, 2017 That’s right. Me. Welcome to international traveling?? TMI warning for this post – it’s going to get gross and I’m going to question why I’m even putting… Continue Reading →

South Africa: Pre-Departure: “It’s Finally Time” by Daria Gausman

Pre-departure: It’s finally time! Pre-departure: It’s finally time! A little countdown on the airline’s website after checking in for my flight tells me I’m leaving for Stellenbosch, South Africa in 23 hours. Actually, I leave for Frankfurt then. I won’t reach Stellenbosch… Continue Reading →

Costa Rica: Pre-Departure: “Departure Anticipation” by Savannah Daniels Departure Anticipation! Here are some things I’ve been thinking about: What do you hope to gain and how much research have you done on your host country and culture that will better prepare you for this experience? I hope… Continue Reading →

Denmark: Arrival: “Summer in Copenhagen” by Megan Dale   I have now been in Copenhagen for about 2 ½ days now and I have never felt so comfortable in a new place so fast. The Danes have been so welcoming (in there own, uniquely Danish way, but… Continue Reading →

South Korea: Post Program Reflection: “Now that I’m Home” by Allison Ogle Now That I’m Home 6/12/2017 I’ve been back home for a while now. I thought that writing this post might be a bit better to do after giving myself a little time to readjust to life back in The… Continue Reading →

Germany: Arrival: “Week 1” by Joyia Squires

Week 1 Was bedeutet das? One of the several reasons I am studying a language in another country is to experience all of the struggles that come with being an international student so that I might be better equipped to… Continue Reading →

France: Pre-Departure: “The Start of Something Great” by Sebastian Zgirski   Hello!!! Thank you so much for deciding to read this blog, it means the world to me! As I finish up my spring quarter here at Western Washington University, I find myself extremely excited for the journey I’m… Continue Reading →

Denmark: Pre-Departure: “June in Copenhagen” by Megan Dale One week from tomorrow I am driving up to Vancouver, BC to catch a flight early the next morning to Copenhagen, Denmark. WOW! To see this all come together has been so surreal to me. It still doesn’t feel… Continue Reading →

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