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Pre-Departure: What are your goals for your international experience?

Spain: Pre-Departure: “Are You Ready Yet?!” by Liza Alter

https://snoozinbutgroovin.blogspot.com/ Are you ready yet?! So, heads up – studying abroad will be the most time consuming, taxing thing you will do (although, so I hear, the best). For me, it has been amplified by the stress of my everyday… Continue Reading →

The Netherlands: “Pre-Departure” by Ellis Thomson

Netherlands: Pre-Departure: What are your goals for your international experience? Greetings. It is I, Ellis Theodore of the house of Thomson. These letters, words, and sentences are the beginnings of a blog I am sharing for my six months of… Continue Reading →

Taiwan: ISEP Exchange: Pre-Departure: “Hey Taiwan” by Molly O’Meara

https://mollyintaiwan.tumblr.com hey taiwan this is me, my thoughts, my experiences during my year abroad in taiwan The First Entry I started packing to move across the world at midnight last night. That gave me approximately nine hours to pack up… Continue Reading →

France: Pre-Departure: “Up, Up, and Away…Almost.” by Libby Babb

https://outthereintheworld.wordpress.com Up, Up, and Away… Almost. A view of Grenoble In less than 24hours I’ll be on a plane, flying away to a country I’ve never been to, getting ready to spend the next four months out of my comfort zone… Continue Reading →

Italy: Pre-Departure: “Paperwork, Jitters & Excitement, Oh My!” by Carissa Loft

https://wp.wwu.edu/bhamtoreggioemilia/ Pre-Departure: Paperwork, Jitters and Excitement- Oh, my! (Me jumping out of B’ham!) Hello! My name is Carissa Loft and I am a senior at Western Washington University starting Fall 2017. I am majoring in Sociology and minoring in Psychology…. Continue Reading →

Cuba: Pre-Departure: “Buen Viaje: Preparing to Study in Cuba” by Questen Inghram

questeninghram.wordpress.com Buen viaje: Preparing to study in Cuba A little light reading in preparation. Bug-proofing my clothes wasn’t very fun, but neither are mosquitoes.   I am looking forward to having my preconceptions challenged as I spend almost four months experiencing… Continue Reading →

Greece: Pre-Departure: “The One Where I Anxiously Wait My Departure” by Nicole Wright

The one where I anxiously wait my departure. I officially leave for Europe in 2 weeks and because of my overzealous planning I have nothing left to stress about… which is stressing me out. Not having anything left to plan… Continue Reading →

Germany: Pre Departure: “Goals” by Elizabeth Moorhead

Pre-Departure: Goals July 25, 2017 Germany “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” –Marcus Annaeus Seneca The eve of our departure is quickly approaching, and as always, there is just one more thing to be finished before we… Continue Reading →

Italy: Pre-Departure: “Ciao Firenze” by Beka Carr

https://helloflorenceitsbeka.tumblr.com/   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 →

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

https://wp.wwu.edu/puravidadaniels/ 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 →

France: Pre-Departure: “The Start of Something Great” by Sebastian Zgirski

https://sebiontheworld.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/the-start-of-something-great/   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

https://juneincopenhagen.tumblr.com/ 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 →

Germany: Pre-Departure: “In Preparation” by Joyia Squires

https://joyiasquires.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/in-preparation/   In Preparation Am Samstag fliege ich nach Deutschland. Of course I had to choose a program that starts during finals week. Every day is packed tight from 8am to 11pm. I make sure to pack the essentials–classes, lunch,… Continue Reading →

The Peer Advisors’ Guide to Housing and Planning for when you return!

  Are you excited about study abroad, but stressed about navigating your housing situation when you return to WWU? We all know that going abroad is often times the highlight of one’s college experience. But did you know that the longer… Continue Reading →

South Korea: Pre-Departure: “Thoughts Before I Go” by Allison Ogle

http://boldnewadventures.weebly.com/   Thoughts Before I Go 1/12/2017 1 Comment             I am so excited to go to Korea and begin my student teaching! I’m really hoping to learn a lot about the Korean language and… Continue Reading →

Tanzania: Pre-Departure: by Tara Quattrone

http://taraspostcards.blogspot.ca/2017/02/pre-departure.html Pre-Departure In two days I leave for Tanzania, Africa where I will be studying abroad for the next four months. One of my biggest draws to participate in this study abroad is my desire to travel. I want to… Continue Reading →

England: Pre-Departure: “Preparing For Take-Off” by Mikayla Lawrence

http://mikaylatakeslondon.weebly.com   PREPARING FOR TAKE-OFF 1/4/2017 We are officially a day away from departure, two days away from arrival, and eight days away from the first day of class. After years of pondering but only a rushed couple months of… Continue Reading →

Thailand: Internship: Pre-Departure: “So Much to Do, So Little Time” by Alexandra Rose

apestrainingalex.wordpress.com So much to do, so little time. Posted on December 29, 2016 by Alexandra Rose I landed in Seattle only a month ago, and today I started packing to leave again on Friday. It has been a whirlwind of just… Continue Reading →

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