Bronco Bloggers Abroad

The Best Decision I Ever Made

Posted by Bridget Hendrick on

Studying abroad in Lyon, France, was one of the best decisions I ever made. It was challenging and scary, but also exciting and helped me to grow in many ways. I learned a lot, so much in fact, that my head hurt some days. I met many wonderful people and saw many beautiful places (and lived for a month in a beautiful city). I had to learn quickly (especially learning from my own mistakes) and be steady on my own two feet, but perhaps this was one of the greatest lessons of all.

A Step Across The World

Posted by Alyssa Lem on

Studying abroad quickly became one of the most savored memories at my time at WMU, so much so, that I decided to study abroad twice. My first trip was to Italy in 2015, one of the greatest experiences seeing art, history, and eating at the country most known for delicious food. But this trip, to South Africa in the summer of 2017, was the most impactful for me.

Shelfish Restaurant in Japan!

How to Handle a Fish Allergy in Japan

Posted by Brittni Sackett on

Of all the different gaijin (foreigner) moments that I faced in Japan there was one in particular which stayed with me. Traveling around Japan with a fish allergy wasn’t exactly the easiest thing I have ever done, but it didn’t turn out to be as difficult as it could have been. 

Two female bicyclists in the streets of Utrecht, Netherlands

What to Pack for Study Abroad in the Netherlands

Posted by Katelyn Kurlek on
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 you everything will work itself out and in the end, the point is that you’re taking a huge step to enrich your college experience and travel the globe!

New Experiences and Challenges in Spain

Posted by Sarah Basar on

Studying abroad in Spain helped me to better understand how non-American people view Americans. I found that, in Spain, there are some common stereotypes about Americans—they think we are very loud and wild when we drink, for example, and also that everyone from the U.S. has a lot of money.

New Experiences and Challenges in Spain

Posted by Sarah Basar on

Studying abroad in Spain helped me to better understand how non-American people view Americans. I found that, in Spain, there are some common stereotypes about Americans—they think we are very loud and wild when we drink, for example, and also that everyone from the U.S. has a lot of money. 

Just the Beginning

Posted by Savanna Everett on

Thailand is a country that lies in the heart of Southeast Asia, known for being the Land of Smiles and home to exotic beaches, amazing food and wonderful people. It is also home to unique merchandising and business environment. Studying both the cultural and business in Thailand was an extremely unique experience.

Hand-written Chinese words with hand-drawn illustrations.

Living with a Chinese roommate

Posted by Allison Poliak on

I just finished explaining to my roommate that while we can ‘do the laundry,’ ‘wash the laundry,’ and ‘wash dirty clothes,’ we cannot ‘do dirty clothes.’ Because that sounds slightly lewd.

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