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The Blue & Gray Press | December 12, 2018

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Students travel for sightseeing, study and service over spring break

March 22, 2018 |


Staff Writer

Spring break is one of the most anticipated weeks for college students during the spring semester. The week-long vacation period allows students to take a break from schoolwork and relax. Many UMW students took this opportunity to travel across the country, such as senior Rachel Hendricks, who flew to San Francisco, California for her vacation with friends.Read More

UMW students visit Cuba for first time ever this summer

September 7, 2017 |


Staff Writer

This past June University of Mary Washington students spent a couple weeks with Cuban citizens. Read More

Study Abroad program takes UMW students to far away places

March 16, 2017 |


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.Read More

UMW student finds more than adventure on UK study abroad

November 3, 2016 |


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.Read More

An Eagle Experience: UMW student explores Milan, finds pizza

February 25, 2016 |


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.
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Studying abroad, not as scary as you think

February 10, 2016 |


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.Read More

Study abroad offers students passports to global education

October 1, 2014 |


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.Read More

Brits, Bath and Beyond

October 1, 2014 |


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.Read More

Center for International Education celebrates travel and culture in weeklong event

September 24, 2014 |


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.” Read More

Global Cafe gives students a passport to exotic food

September 24, 2014 |


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.Read More

International week promotes study abroad

September 25, 2013 |

The University of Mary Washington’s Center for International Education (CIE) held its second annual International Education Week, featuring different events to promote studying abroad.Read More

Knox case refocuses safety abroad

April 18, 2013 |

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.Read More

Study abroad offers new methods, perspectives on learning

March 27, 2013 |

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.Read More

Time abroad offers shock and awe

January 23, 2013 |


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.Read More

Study Abroad Provides Choices

September 19, 2012 |

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.Read More

Reflection on a Successful Semester Across the Seas

April 25, 2012 |

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 … Read More

Study Abroad Options to Increase for Underrepresented Majors

March 16, 2011 |

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 … Read More

Meannedering: Day Spent Abroad Leads to Stairs of Montmartre

February 2, 2011 |

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 … Read More

Meannedering: An Accidental Tourist in Paris, France

January 19, 2011 |

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 … Read More

Study Abroad Programs Attract More Students

October 6, 2010 |

“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 … Read More

Study Abroad to Open Mind to New Culture

September 8, 2010 |


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 … Read More

Letter to the Editor: No Wait List Exists

November 20, 2008 |

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. … Read More

UMW Halts Plans to Purchase Villa

November 6, 2008 |


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 … Read More

Study Abroad Should Be Affordable for All

October 30, 2008 |


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, … Read More

Professor Teaches Students in Ghana

October 11, 2007 |


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 … Read More

Professor Journeys for Gender Research

October 4, 2007 |


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 … Read More

UMW Gets Friendly With Exchange Students

October 4, 2007 |


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 … Read More