Slam Dancing in Spain

Posted by Kirsten Smits on Aug 24, 2017 4:25:44 PM


This summer, I had the opportunity to intern through Performing Arts Abroad at a dance school in Barcelona Spain, Slam Dancing Studio. Over the course of six weeks, the internship involved many different roles and responsibilities. A role that impacted me most was the job of being a featured instructor at the school’s annual performing arts camp, which was taught in English. This camp was three weeks in length, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for ages 4-16.

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Topics: Going places - Summer 2017, The Student Experience, CFA Students in Summer, Dance, Study Abroad, Department of Dance

Get Lost [and other advice for travelers]

Posted by Maddie Galer on Jun 23, 2017 2:31:56 PM


For the past month, together with 10 other students and 1 professor, I have traveled to 4 countries, 6 cities, 7 hotels and hostels, and 17 art galleries and museums, and I have walked more miles than I can count. This group is made up of some of the hardest working and generally wonderful people. This trip is called Book Arts in Europe because it's focused on the art of book-making. We have visited different studios in Switzerland, Italy, and now in Amsterdam. Being able to experience and work in these studios was inspiring, and being in these countries and different cities was even more so. After traveling for a month, here is some advice I have for new travelers:


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Topics: CFA Students in Summer, Frostic School of Art, Study Abroad, The Student Experience, Student Experience, Globally Engaged, Going places - Summer 2017

Going places - Summer 2017

Posted by College of Fine Arts Dean's Office on May 30, 2017 3:06:35 PM


Some with passports in hand and others with noses in textbooks, our students are spending the summer months practicing their passions and tightening their grasps of their art forms.

We've asked a few students from each of our four academic areas to share with us their summer stories in a blog post. So while they're jetsetting across the country (or world!) and gaining incredible experience at camps, agencies, companies and festivals, we'll be living vicariously through their exciting summer exploits here on the Fine Print.

In the coming weeks and months, stay tuned for posts and pictures from the following fine arts students and recent graduates:

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Topics: Going places - Summer 2017, CFA Students in Summer, The Student Experience, Globally Engaged, Study Abroad

How studying abroad enriched my life and college experience

Posted by Stephanie Truitt on Oct 4, 2016 1:34:13 PM


My name is Stephanie Truitt, and I’m a second year Art and Spanish major at Western Michigan University. This past summer, I went on the Book Arts in Venice study abroad trip. We were in Italy for three weeks, and during that time we stayed in Venice, Florence and Cornuda. Our group of eleven worked on making several types of prints, posters and even books. Every single day was filled with new experiences and growth. While the trip was relatively short, in the three weeks I was in Italy I learned about the amazing benefits of studying abroad. Here are five of the things I took away from the trip. 

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Topics: Study Abroad, Globally Engaged, The Student Experience, Frostic School of Art, CFA Students in Summer

The power of dance: WMU Movement Exchange guest post

Posted by Madelyn Donovan on Jun 30, 2016 12:37:00 PM


This past May, a group of 17 WMU dance students ventured to Panama as a part of Movement Exchange, an organization which brings dance education to under-privileged children. Many of these "dance diplomats," as Movement Exchange calls their volunteers, simply hoped to experience a new culture and end the academic year with a week-long adventure in Central America. In reality, they arrived back on campus with more than just stamps in their passports. 

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Topics: Study Abroad, Student Organizations, Department of Dance, Dance, Student Experience, CFA Students in Summer

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