Tag Archives: Study Abroad

Students Learn About Community and Sustainability in Kenya Summer Course

Students can earn a Permaculture Design Certificate through a three-week study abroad trip to Kenya next summer. Holly Petrillo, course leader and associate professor of forestry, describes permaculture as a set of ethics and principles for designing sustainable living systems. “We really like the permaculture curriculum because it integrates the natural resources and the sustainability aspect but also the community ... Read More »

Students Abroaden-ing Their Horizons

Every semester the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point study abroad staff works hard to promote the academically and culturally enriching programs that the university offers. Katya Leek, study abroad adviser, said one way that the program is promoted is through the international education resource center in the Dreyfus University Center. The center, opened this academic year, is a space where international ... Read More »

Summer Study Abroad Trips Change Student Lives

Try living in a foreign place, not knowing the language, tasting new food and consistently being pushed out of your comfort zone. This was the reality for many students as they took a leap of courage to study abroad this summer. Ali Dickson, a senior English major, traveled to Austria with the health and promotion and wellness department. She engaged ... Read More »

International Education United on Campus

The Office of International Education, once located in the Collins Classroom Center, was often hard to locate, crowded with students, and not effective for presentations. In order to resolve these issues and break the barriers between international and traditional students, the Office of International Education completed a yearlong application process for new space. After approval from the Student Government Association, ... Read More »

Stories of an American Scouser

With only six days remaining until I fly back across the pond, there is still one thing left to do. I have been putting it off for as long as possible, but the time has come (cue dramatic pause) for me to pack. I guess packing could be considered a sort of adventure in itself. Trying to fit all the ... Read More »

Stories of an American Scouser

As I sit here looking at the calendar I am in disbelief at how quickly my study abroad experience has gone. I have less than three weeks left in this amazing country and city. Wait… what? Only three weeks left to explore new places and discover breathtaking sites. Only three weeks left to spend with the incredible international friends I’ve ... Read More »

Stories of An American Scouser

Since I started college, I have always wanted to have one of those crazy, sun-soaked spring breaks filled with plenty of relaxation. However, finding a beach or even the sun in a Wisconsin March can be pretty difficult. Being abroad in the UK this semester, my dreams of an epic spring break have finally been fulfilled. My break travels started in ... Read More »

Stories of an American Scouser

If someone asked me what my favorite part of studying abroad is, it would definitely take some time for me to decide because the experience has been exciting and unpredictable so far. However if I had to choose, I would have to go with the incredible people I have met studying here in Liverpool.  I have been fortunate to connect and bond ... Read More »

Stories of an American Scouser

Over the past month, I have been blessed in achieving two, significant bucket list goals of mine: travel and visit the historic and stunning cities of Paris and London. With accordion players along the river and street painters and patisseries around every corner, Paris was more romantic than I had imagined. We even saw a proposal on the Pont des ... Read More »

Stories of an American Scouser

Anyone who knows me – even somewhat well – has witnessed my pathetic ability to make decisions. Everything from choosing which scarf matches best with an ensemble to deciding between a latte or cappuccino always ends up being a long, arduous process. As we all know, college is full of those daunting life decisions. When they began presenting themselves to ... Read More »