• Connery
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2015 Fall

Timeless: A Reflection on My Time in Europe and What to Take Away From It 01/04/16

These past 4 months: from studying in Italy to traveling to the former East Bloc, to seeing the Refugee Crisis in Hungary first hand. It’s truly been an experience – one that is life-changing and life-enriching. I could go on about how studying abroad was a great decision, but to be frank, BEING abroad is the […]

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  • Connery
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2015 Fall

How to Have a True European Experience: Ways to Enhance Your Travels in Europe 12/14/15

If it isn’t apparent by now, I’m blogging for traveling and how to experience Europe as a traveler. That being said, it’s still good to do well at school, especially at CIMBA, where class attendance is mandatory, but that’s not what I’m focusing on. Here is a list of ways that I’ve traveled throughout my […]

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  • Connery
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2015 Fall

An American Abroad: How to Represent American Culture Correctly 12/02/15

In light of the recent terrorist attacks of Paris, I want to make a point on how to be an American abroad without creating tension. This is based on my experience and is more of an opinion. Many people say “If anyone asks, you’re Canadian”, and that you should hide the fact that you’re American. Although it […]

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  • Connery
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2015 Fall

How to Travel Like a Champion: Apps to Maximize Your Travels 11/30/15

If it isn’t apparent by now, I’m blogging a lot more on traveling and ways to have a successful traveling experience. That being said, I’ve learned a few things that can help out with traveling in the digital age. While there are so many apps that can help your travels, I’ve narrowed it down to 5 […]

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  • Connery
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2015 Fall

Thinking Outside the Box: How to Stay in Europe Over the 90-Day Visa Limit LEGALLY 11/18/15

So by now you’ve started planning your time in Europe, places to go, things to see, food to eat, but surprise! You have only 90 days in the Schengen area (which is most of Europe) without a visa. You might be thinking “oh I can just get one” but it’s unfortunately not that simple or […]

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  • Connery
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2015 Fall

Beyond the Iron Curtain: Experiences from Eastern Europe 10/29/15

There’s a myth/assumption saying that Eastern Europe is still too run down to visit as a tourist and that you should stay away. I’ll be honest, I had those assumptions too, but I still decided to go anyway. Once I got there, I was pleasantly surprised that I was wrong and fell in love with the […]

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  • Connery
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2015 Fall

A Break from Studies: Ways to Maximize your Extended Travel Weekend 10/21/15

While at CIMBA, you will realize that the school workload is at an accelerated pace and therefore requires most of your time during the week. However, on the weekends, you tend to have some time to travel. Even with that, studies will take up some time if you’re like me and procrastinate. However, there are a […]

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  • Connery
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2015 Fall

Pro Tip: How to Deal with a Lost/Stolen Passport while Traveling or Studying Abroad 10/15/15

Yeah… So having your passport stolen is not fun; at all. I was unfortunate enough to have my passport stolen, hilariously/horrendously timed, on the first day of the semester. Although it sucked to have it stolen, I learned a lot of what you need to do if this happens to you. Retrace Your Steps: This […]

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  • Connery
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2015 Fall

What to Expect in Your First 2 Weeks at CIMBA 09/30/15

If it isn’t obvious by now, CIMBA is in a league of its own when it comes to a study abroad experience. Whether it’s due to the location, the curriculum, or even by its strict policy on class attendance, CIMBA is something else. What you will go through in the first 2 weeks alone will change your […]

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  • Connery
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2015 Fall

How to Make CIMBA Your New Home 09/23/15

Any transition is hard, but going from a Nomad traveling across Europe to being a student takes it to a completely new level. Even with my advantage of being used to the time zone, I still had my hiccups. However, the first week I’ve been here has been an excellent start to the pace of […]

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