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Accents, Starbucks, and a Love for Burgers; An International Perspective on Living in the U.S.

Posted on May 1st, by University of Mount Union Students in Alliance, Community, Food, Study Abroad. Comments Off on Accents, Starbucks, and a Love for Burgers; An International Perspective on Living in the U.S.

By Yuka Adachi ’17: Marketing and Human Resource Management


Own Your Accent and Name

It is hard for international students to not have accents. It is not just about if we can speak English or not. We just keep the …

How to Save Money Abroad: Tips and Tricks

By Yuka Adachi ’17: Marketing and Human Resource Management and Carly Federico ’20: Japanese and Integrated Media Major

Has anyone thought that traveling is not worth spending money? Nowadays, you can use google maps to see famous places, you can …

From Ohio to London

BY: Rachel Brumenschenkel ’18

In previous years, my spring breaks have usually consisted of going home, applying for internships, working on class projects and spending time with my family. Never did I think that this past spring break would be …


Adventuring to the USA On My Own

By Yuka Adachi ’17, Marketing and Human Resource Management

A New Journey, Alone

It feels like just yesterday that I started my adventure at Mount Union.

I started my study abroad experience at Mount three years ago and am now …

A World of Service: Mount Union Celebrates the Social Responsibility Trip’s 25th Year

This story appears in the Exceptional Education section of the Fall/Winter 2016 edition of the Mount Union Magazine. 

image5When Dr. Steve Kramer, semi-retired professor of psychology at the University of Mount Union, finished college, he decided to dedicate his first …

13 Ways to Pinch Pennies While Studying Abroad

Posted on September 15th, by Alex Camp in Hands-on Experience, Study Abroad, Studying. No Comments

If you want to study abroad but don’t want to break the bank, or if are self-funding the trip – here are some pointers to make it doable:img_0213

1 – Choose a low-cost country

AKA a country where the currency …

Thoma’s Travels Vol. VII | Malaysia

Posted on August 9th, by Jim Thoma in Professors, Study Abroad. 3 comments

13627133_10207939389135431_9044503893251862016_nAfter venturing through Thailand, my wife, Judy, and I flew an hour south to Penang in West Malaysia, near the Thailand border. There are many UMU alumni from Penang. Some have or are working for Dell and Intel which manufacture …

Thoma’s Travels Vol. VI | Cambodia and Thailand

Posted on August 1st, by Jim Thoma in Professors, Study Abroad. No Comments

After leaving Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, my wife Judy and I took the bus into Cambodia. The trip was about 8 hours including the immigration exit in Vietnam and entry into Cambodia. Along the way we had two …


Thoma’s Travels Vol. V | Vietnam

Posted on July 19th, by Jim Thoma in Professors, Study Abroad. No Comments

After Judy and I departed from South Korea, we flew to Hanoi, North Vietnam. I was looking forward to this particular trip, because Hanoi is home to many Mount alums and current students.
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In Hanoi we shared meals with many …

Thoma’s Travels Vol. IV | Seoul, South Korea

Posted on July 18th, by Jim Thoma in Professors, Study Abroad. No Comments

I visited SK and her family in Seoul, South Korea. SK Yee will be attending medical school in Atlanta in August, so she is home visiting her parents after just graduating from Mount Union. Yuka, a UMU senior from Japan, …