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.
A College of Communications graduate has turned her internship into a full-time job with the production company owned by award-winning director and producer Ken Burns.
Enjoy studying, but university walls are too boring for you? Two AUBGers found a way out and shared their experience with AUBG students.
Semester at Sea’s floating university, the MV Explorer, will drydock at Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven, Germany from May 4 to May 16. It will be the first visit to a German shipyard by a ship this size.
When the 72 percent of Elon University students who study abroad come home, many of them experience a phenomenon known as “culture shock.” The students in Thomas Arcaro’s class “GST 433- Coming Home: The Impact of Study Abroad,” have written a book to ease students through this transition.
A 590-foot floating classroom is currently home to eight University of Wisconsin students, who signed on to spend their semester traveling the world with study abroad program, Semester at Sea.