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 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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the five #MostFollowedProfessors listed on Rate My Professors is Virginia Tech geography professor John Boyer, who made the list for the second year in a row. He shared with us some photos from his world travels.
Of course I support this decision. These students had zero conscience and were out to beat the system without having to study and work hard to meet those goals.
My concern is mostly with the position expressed by Newport Harbor High School student, Isabel Jorgensen: I wouldn’t want this pack of cheats transferred to my high school either. It is as if NHHS is so much the lesser school that they wouldn’t mind taking in the sanctioned cheaters.
Traveling is an education in itself, but unfortunately it is an undervalued experience when compared to football, math clubs, and debate teams. There are schools that offer a semester in France or England. Yet, for those seeking to step outside of their box, there are companies such as Semester at Sea who offer students opportunities to continue their studies in countries such as Egypt, Sweden, Japan, or Costa Rica.
Fisher is a Fulbright scholar recipient, receiving a grant to teach English to students in South Korea. He was inspired to apply for a Fulbright after his world travels with Semester at Sea while he was a student at Pitt.
Many SMU students are lucky to spend a semester abroad. From London to Latin America, Mustangs venture to other countries gaining a unique understanding of international cultures. While a typical American teenager might spend Sundays watching football and…
Traveling around the world in one semester may seem intangible, but, through the University of Virginia, it is a possibility. Auburn University offers study abroad programs of its own, but it also works with other schools so that students can benefit from outside programs as well.
In the current debates raging about the cost of a college degree, several unspoken but important points of agreement among parents, professors and politicians have been overshadowed and overpowered by our disagreements.
During my stop in Hamburg, Germany, some of my friends and I decided to take a trip to Berlin. We utilized many types of public transportation and were able to get to Berlin to spend the day visiting many historical places.
For the past 50 years, a unique campus has been sailing the high seas, offering its students all the rigors of a classroom-based education combined with exotic locales to nurture generations of opinion leaders.
The program, known as Semester at Sea, is currently under the aegis of The University of Virginia. One of America’s most prestigious institutions of higher education, the public research university located in Charlottesville, Virginia was founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819.
In a cavernous basement laboratory at the University of Minnesota,Thomas Stoffregen thrusts another unwitting study subject — well, me — into the “moving room.” The chamber has a concrete floor and three walls covered in faux marble. As I stand in the middle, on a pressure sensitive sensor about the size of a bathroom scale, the walls lurch inward by about a foot, a motion so disturbing that I throw up my arms and stumble backward. Indeed, the demonstration usually throws adults completely off balance.
Дмитрий Стровский — профессор департамента «Факультет журналистики» Уральского федерального университета (бывший УрГУ) стал преподавателем на корабле «MT Explorer» — первым за 50 лет из России, кто принял участие в проекте
I studied abroad this summer with a program called Semester at Sea with 530 other students. We were on what is essentially a cruise ship that navigated through 10 countries in the Mediterranean region for a little more than two months.
"Thank you" in Russian looks like "
,” but is pronounced “spa-si-ba.” This was the first phrase I learned before I took my first steps in St. Petersburg, Russia and I was very thankful to be on land after five days at sea.