By AMANDA BIELECKI
For many college students studying abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity and experience. Some choose France, Italy, Argentina and countless other countries around the world. From new food, new people and a new environment, studying abroad offers a wide range of unique experiences.
By DELLA PREAS
A few months ago, six students, including myself, and a professor from the University of Mary Washington traveled to the United Kingdom. Our destinations: Edinburgh, Scotland and Bangor, Wales.
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 HOLDEN VANDERVEER
One of the newest ways the Center for International Education is helping University of Mary Washington students gain the most from a study abroad experience is by offering a new focused list of programs.
By KATIE REDMILES
After fighting with my mom for the entire day, I was begging to get on my plane just to stop the stress. Yet as I got on the escalator and looked back, I saw my Dad’s tear-stained face waving goodbye. Then my brother ran up next to him, waving furiously. My chest started to get tight, and I realized it would be four months before I was in any of their presences again.
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.”
By EMILY HANSON
Students were given passports as they entered Seacobeck Hall for the Global Café. Each student had to secure four stamps in order to win door prizes that included a Center for International Education t-Shirt, gift cards to Baba Ganoush and the UMW Bookstore, as well as a grand prize scholarship of $500 for study abroad.
In light of a retrial of a murder charge involving a student studying abroad, the International Education Director of the University of Mary Washington has given students advice in order to improve their experiences studying abroad.
It feels crazy to think that I have been living in Ireland for almost three months. I feel as if I have been here for much longer, and I cannot fathom that I am already in my last week of classes at University College Cork.
By COLLEEN HUBER
Studying abroad is like freshman year to the extreme. Yes, I have already endured the experience of moving to a new place with new faces, but I was also only four hours away from home. A simple train ride could take me back to Philadelphia if I was too homesick. Traveling to a different country is an entirely different story; getting a flight home isn’t quite as simple as catching the train.
Students interested in studying abroad may attend various informational events scheduled for International Education Week, which began on Monday, Sept. 17, and ends Saturday, Sept. 22, to coincide with Family Weekend.
Exams are approaching, motivation is waning and people are starting to talk about summer, which can only mean that the semester is coming to an end. As my time in Spain draws to a close, I can look back on …
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 …
A quick walk down my street landed me in the Paris red light district as I went on a search to find Montmartre, a famous section of Paris.
Even at noon on a Sunday, neon signs advertising lingerie in all …
Over the next four months, I will be living la vie parisienne, living in an apartment just south of Montmartre and taking classes at the University of Paris and New York University. All of my travel adventures, fears, and …
“There are not many times in one’s life a person can drop everything for the opportunity to travel to other countries, explore a variety of cultures and immerse oneself in the unknown,” senior Megan Kent said.
A university study …
By STEPHANIE LICHIELLO Guest Columnist
What defines a person? I am no philosopher nor am I particularly interested in the subject. Nevertheless, I have often thought about this question in regard to my own life.
The answer, however, is purely …
The following letter was written in response to the letter “Study Abroad A Steal” (Nov. 13, 2008, The Bullet):
The Letter to the Editor from Chris Musick, Director of International Academic Services, last week broadened the perspective on study abroad. …
BY SARAH SMITH
Two weeks ago, UMW terminated negotiations to purchase Cicolina, an Italian villa, to facilitate a study abroad program. According to Vice President for Administration and Finance Rick Hurley, the school would not have subsidized the program and …
BY JONATHAN WIGGINTON
The University of Mary Washington, like many other area schools, is a university that encourages its students to experience the wonderful opportunity of studying abroad.
Students agree: studying abroad is something that should be experienced before graduating, …
When Professor Dale Wright arrived in the West African nation of Ghana for a teaching conference, she immediately noticed how in need the primary schools were of basic supplies. Students used bundles of sticks to practice division and …
University of Mary Washington professor Christopher Kilmartin enjoyed the end of his lectures in Austria, as it signaled a rather unique reaction from his foreign students. “One of the most charming things in Austria is that the students …
When University of Mary Washington junior Lindsay Scott returned from studying abroad, she immediately wanted to change the foreign exchange program on campus. After spending two semesters in Spain immersed in a new culture, she sympathized with some …