Our ceramic sugar and flour containers now have more space on our kitchen counter. The telephone with its spiraling cord has been neatly stashed away in the closet basement and our cell phones have become our main squeeze.
Cuba will break your heart. There are outdoor cafés, nightclubs, fancy restaurants. There are happy times. But there is also crumbling infrastructure. And shanty towns. And the boat carcasses that remind you of Cubans’ failed attempts to reach the mainland.
The ‘Semester at Sea’ programme of the University of Virginia, USA, takes students to 12 countries over an almost four-month-long voyage.
The popularity of study-abroad programs has increased over the past years, but prospective students may be leery of the cost associated with them. The good news is that the cost really isn’t much greater than the price of a semester’s tuition.
It doesn’t matter what the career plan is after graduation, area college students say studying abroad has changed their lives and influenced their mindset on personal and cultural ideas.
Before this trip, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from Vietnam and Cambodia. On one hand, I had heard wonderful things about the natural beauty, the rich history and the fun people, all of which make this part of the world so special. However, there is also the fact that both of these countries have experienced some of the most horrific events in history, just in the past few decades. Even now, both countries are struggling with poverty and restrictions on individual rights, although their situations are improving all the time. My experience there, even though there were moments of intense sadness and horror, was overwhelmingly positive and hopeful.
The clothing company and philanthropic organization Serengetee is beginning to make an appearance on campus as four students become representatives for the company.
N.C. State graduate Maggie Ernest had what she called the best experience of her life volunteering with the Peace Corps but she also faced many challenges.
Local favorite photographer Brittany App talks weddings and her opinion on how to choose someone to capture your wedding. App is an SAS alum.
Iva and Tanja were the only Croatians who, with the help of winning scholarships, participated in the prestigious program of an american university in Virginia (University of Virginia) “Semester at Sea” and, together with 700 American students circumnavigate the world. Tanja traveled in 2012 and Iva last year. They spent four months studying aboard and traveling the world in a unique environment, and 12 days isolated from the rest of the world. In each country they stayed an average of 3-5 days, and while sailing they listened to lectures and had exams. The whole ship was transformed into a university, and has everything you need for effective teaching (IT room, library, cafeteria, etc.). Upon completion of the semester, they received a diploma, and 30 credits.
One of the most valuable assets of a business accelerator is something called the island effect. Essentially, it involves spending time in close quarters with other ventures and mentors for a prolonged time, which dramatically increases the potential for beneficial encounters, innovation, and new ideas for your startup. But as most islands are pretty stationary by nature, staying on an island is not the most effective go-to-market strategy. I am saying most islands, because there is one accelerator program that is combining the best of both worlds. Itâs all the benefits of the island effect plus international exposure, an asset most accelerator programs are sorely lacking.
For the 50th anniversary of the study abroad program Semester at Sea, students will travel across the ocean and study new countries and cultures.
Ten scholarships will be given out annually which will allow participants to visit up to a dozen nations.
The MV Explorer will dock at Lloyd Werft in Hamburg in May 2014.