Bronco Bloggers Abroad

Meeting My Family

Posted by Cassidy Eastman on
When I finally made it to the Quito airport, my host father was there waiting for me with open arms, despite the fact that it was 1:00 am. On the ride home, he kept telling me how excited him and his family were to have me here and that his younger daughters were very eager to meet me in the morning. Talking to him helped to put all of my nerves at ease and made me excited to meet the rest of the family.

Cost of Living in Ecuador

Posted by Cassidy Eastman on

Cassidy Eastman
Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

¡Las Islas Galápagos!

Posted by Cassidy Eastman on

In our program, we have classes Monday through Thursday and Friday to Sunday off. We decided to take advantage of these weekends off and do some extra traveling, which I highly suggest! My favorite trip that we made was to the Galápagos Islands! At first thought, I expected this trip to be extremely expensive and never thought I could afford to join the other girls.

I Miss Ecuador :(

Posted by Cassidy Eastman on

Over the past few weeks, I have had plenty of time to reflect and reminisce about my time in Ecuador, yet I am still at a loss for words. I have been to many family gatherings where everyone is asking me how it went, and all I can seem to tell them is that it was amazing.

Pre-Departure for London!

Posted by Samantha Trim on

When I told my mom that I wanted to study abroad, I could tell that she was apprehensive — to say the least. Once she saw that the whole program was guided by a professor, she was instantly more comfortable.

Cash vs. Cards

Posted by Kimberly Chong on

Before I arrived in Norway for summer school, I spent three weeks travelling around Europe. I was travelling in the United Kingdom (UK), Scotland, and Sweden. Considering that I will be in different countries who use different currencies, the money situation wasn’t as easy as I thought. I couldn’t just change USD to one currency and be done. I had several options laid out and I will share the pros and cons of each.

Norway, Here I Come!

Posted by Kimberly Chong on

This summer, I will be studying Intercultural Management – A Scandinavian Perspective at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway. I’m excited for this upcoming study abroad for primarily two reasons and I will share why.

Comfort Zone? I don't Know Her!

Posted by Kathryn Elms on

I waited to write this blog until after we returned from the Galapagos, and I am so glad I did. This weekend was a great opportunity to challenge myself and step outside my comfort zone. So, the theme this week is comfort zones: when to challenge them, and when it’s okay to give yourself a break.

Too Old for Study Abroad? Not with WMU!

Posted by Heather Mauney on

My biggest fear (well, one of them) going into a study abroad program was my age. Unlike my other travel-mates, I am almost 40. How would other students react to having me on the trip? Would I be viewed as the “mother” of the group? Would the other students even want me there? What would we talk about? 

Weekend Adventures

Posted by Jacob Kubiak on

Most often on the weekends, my friends and I plan excursions in Jordan to venture out and explore the area. This past weekend, we visited Wadi-Mujib and the Dead Sea. Wadi-Mujib is a canyon with water running through the middle of the canyon