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My first post!

(I’m really jamming to this song rn)

I’m going to try SUPER hard to keep this blog maintained while I’m in Korea.

Not Fulbright or Korea related, but I figured I should get used to writing my thoughts down either way so I’m going to talk about graduating! 214 more words

The Benefits of Traveling with Locals!

Austin Malotke
Major: Food and Consumer Package Goods Marketing
Program: Business and Culture in Thailand

Western Michigan University has plenty of study abroad programs, but I chose the Business in Thailand for a couple reasons. 252 more words


I received my acceptance letter in the mail a few months ago and while it took me a while to accept because I have never been away from home for that long and it’s hard to commit to going spending a year away from the life that I’ve known since, well… forever.

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Motivation and Aspiration

The key to growth is acknowledging your fear of the unknown and jumping in anyway. – Jen Sincero

During the Peace Corps application process, all applicants are required to submit a motivation statement explaining why you are applying for the Peace Corps and how you plan to overcome the various challenges associate with Peace Corps service. 1,661 more words


"The Warm-Up": Preparing for the Dance Trip of A Lifetime

Emma Kuechler
Majors: Dance and Public Relations
Program: WMU Movement Exchange Annual Exchange to Panama!

One of the first things every dancer is taught is that in order to prepare for a successful performance, they must first engage in a strong and intricate warm-up. 411 more words


Pre-Departure Feels:

Dana Waddell
Major: Behavioral Science
Program: Spanish in Quito, Ecuador

I have heard that the only way to learn a new language is to either start learning when you are very young or to become fully immersed in the culture. 240 more words


Enduring the Mundane

Decisions with impact often have a waiting period. A time where you get to sit and contemplate your decision to make a big change in your life. 619 more words