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Jose Sainz speaks out about the problematic limitations that were placed on UMW students after travel banFebruary 16, 2017 | Blue and Gray Press News
By OLIVIA BRIDGES
Since President Trump’s inauguration, he has passed many controversial executive orders. The travel ban halted persons entering the United States from seven primarily Muslim countries for 90 days. President Trump’s executive order caused a lot of unrest, especially for American Muslims who were not be able to return to their families in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia. However, that ban has recently been lifted but that did not deter any effects that were felt by multiple universities throughout Virginia.
By KELLY O’GRADY
This past week, flyers were everywhere on campus advertising a free Passport Caravan event to encourage studying abroad. The Council of International Education Exchange is providing $20 million in scholarships for college students to study abroad through the Generation Study Abroad Initiative. This initiative includes free passports that are to be given to 10,000 American students.
By ALEX SPENCE
For months, I have been planning my semester abroad. From endless paperwork and signing documents to photo copying everything I own, I thought I was prepared for anything. Guess again. Three weeks ago I landed in Milan and started my four month-long semester here in Italy.
By ESTER SALGUERO
There are students who choose the most direct path to graduation and others that feel as though the college experience is incomplete if they don’t step out of the boundaries of the campus. Xavier Griffin, a senior geography major, found himself wanting more of an adventure than the walk across campus was giving him.
By ELIZABETH BEAUCHAMP
Delicious smells wafted through the dining hall as a busy kitchen staff weaved in out of crowds to refill empty buffets while International music played in the lobby and students excitedly waited in line at the Global Cafe last Wednesday.
By DAVID CONCEPCION
A dining hall full of tasty international cuisine, an epic race and meetings and fairs filled to the brim with information about the University of Mary Washington’s study abroad program seems like a lot to pack into one event.
By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH
Some who walked by Lee Hall last week may have wondered what was behind the blue and white sign draped across its entrance, which read simply, “Think Globally.”
A newly-reorganized Center for International Education will seek to facilitate study abroad programs that allow more students to work toward their degree requirements overseas, according to Center Director José Sainz.
Previously known as the Office of International Academic Services, the …