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Spain: Mid Program: “A day in the life” by Olivia Esparza

  Mid Program: A Walk Around Seville  The neighborhood I live in is a residential community full of apartment complexes with parks and cafes on every corner. Every morning I walk out of my building to see the locals starting… Continue Reading →

2018 Video Contest Winner: Adam Hudak “Archeology on the Edge” Scotland

The video was filmed during the archaeological excavation and field school at the endangered site of Swandro-Orkney, Scotland. Working with some of the UK’s top archaeological professionals, the program aids the excavation racing against time and tide to preserve Orkney’s… Continue Reading →

Czech Republic: Student Videos “My Time in Prague” by Kyra Bruce

In 2017 I studied abroad in Prague, Czech Republic thanks to the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship. The Gilman Scholarship is a federal grant program that helps lower-income students study abroad. https://www.iie.org/gilman/ 

Czech Republic: Mid Program: “A day in the life” by Sarah Zinda

Mid Program: “A day in the life” I live in the neighborhood of Žižkov in Prague 3. I love all the things that are near us, but in regard to school the location is a bit of a hassle. There are… Continue Reading →

Spain: “Arrival: Host Country & Cultural Immersion” by Olivia Esparza

Arrival: Host Country & Cultural Immersion After 6 months living in Spain my favorite part remains the slow paced Andalusian life. Every day I wander the winding cobblestone streets of Seville and watch Spanish life unfold as it has for… Continue Reading →

The Netherlands: “Post Program: A reflection” by Ellis Thomson

POST PROGRAM: A REFLECTION “Hard choices, easy life. Easy choices, hard life.”- Jerzy Gregorek It’s been two weeks since I arrived home to the cozy embrace of the PNW, fifteen days since I was in Europe, and three-hundred and sixty… Continue Reading →

The Netherlands: “Mid Program: Strupwaffles” by Ellis Thomson

MID PROGRAM: STRUPWAFFLES thomsoe2 on January 18, 2018 The Strupwaffle is the best snack ever to be gifted to mere mortals in my opinion. But then again whole blog is my opinion.. The first Strupwaffle was flown down from Valahala by a chorus of… Continue Reading →

The Netherlands: “End of Program/WWOOFing in España” by Ellis Thomson

End of Program/WWOOFing in España I left the Hague for the final, and last moment ever in the history of time. It was raining, a slight drizzle agains the window pane…of my train. I am not sure if the true… Continue Reading →

Czech Republic: “Arrival” by: Sarah Zinda

Arrival “Arrival: Host Country & Cultural Immersion (post #2 of TWP) What are your favorite things about your host location thus far? Tell us about the university, academic experience, the classes, student life, and clubs or activities you are involved with? How… Continue Reading →

Spain: Pre-Departure “Heading Back to Spain” by Olivia Esparza

Pre-Departure: Heading Back to Spain Since September I have been studying Spanish for my Spanish major in Seville Spain. After finishing the first semester and going home for Christmas break I’m now preparing to return to Seville for my last… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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