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Students Take Caution to Avoid Zika Virus

Students Take Caution to Avoid Zika Virus

Marra Clay, Publisher
April 14
Filed under NEWS

The Zika virus requires caution for students traveling abroad.

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Movie Review: The Motorcycle Diaries

Megan Hearst
March 10
Filed under A&E, Reviews

Regardless of the viewer's political stance, The Motorcycle Diaries is a beautiful film to look at, and a perfect advertisement for the countries Guevara and Granado explore.

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Thoughts before getting on a plane

Linnaea Weld
January 31
Filed under BLOGS, Exploring Ecuador

It is Saturday morning and I am enjoying one last sunny Oakland morning. Upstairs, two friends from Whitman are sleeping sound after the long drive from campus to wish me off. What is going on? Tonight I will board a red eye flight to Miami, and from there I will transfer onto the plane that will take...

Disparities in Study Abroad

Sarah Cornett
January 29
Filed under FEATURE

Anyone who's studied abroad knows that the pool typically doesn't represent the average American college student population. Many programs abroad attract students with a fairly consistent background––most typically white, female, and middle/upper-middle class. Statistically speaking, not unlike Whitman...

That Guy Who Went to Seoul

Sarah Cornett
January 29
Filed under FEATURE

Article by  Allie Donahue "I don't want to be that guy," said Sam Curtis, junior BBMB major, and recent graduate of the Seoul, South Korea program with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). "I don't want to be that guy who starts every sentence with ‘When I was abroad...'...

ISP Reflections: Part 2

Maya Volk
January 13
Filed under BLOGS, From Sweet Onions to Satay: Adventures in Indonesia

Although my last post promised a follow-up on how my ISP ended, as you may notice I've taken a little longer to post again. I'm not sure if I'm even technically allowed to keep posting as I have returned from being abroad, but after trying multiple time to write this post and failing, I realized th...

再见

再见

Rachel Palfini
June 12
Filed under Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans, Off-Campus Blogs, Web Only

I'm heading back to the US on Saturday, which means my study abroad experience is almost officially over. I was talking with another CIEE student and it is really weird to think that it is almost over because studying abroad is something that we had both been talking about with friends and teachers since...

Volunteering at Migrant School

Rachel Palfini
May 22
Filed under Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans, Off-Campus Blogs, Web Only

There are a lot of migrant workers in China, over 130 million. Most migrant workers are leaving poor, rural villages and moving to cities on China's eastern coast in search of better job opportunities. Most of these jobs are in factories, low-paying according to American standards, but much higher wages...

Das Ende

Das Ende

Aleida Fernandez
May 17
Filed under Off-Campus Blogs, Sprechen Sie Englisch?

It's really over. I leave Vienna tomorrow. I arrived in Vienna with high expectations. I had heard so many great things about the city, study abroad, etc. that I figured I would be in Austrian heaven from day one. As I noted in my first blog post, this wasn't really the case. Yet somewhere along the ...

The Most Popular Game in China

Rachel Palfini
May 15
Filed under Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans, Off-Campus Blogs, Web Only

I'm about to let you all in on a little secret. It's…how to play the most popular game in China! Now, there really is no name to this game, although I presume nicknames have popped up all over China. It is really easy to play, but you rarely win, and you don't even need to have someone explain...

Marriage Corner at People’s Park

Marriage Corner at People’s Park

Rachel Palfini
May 7
Filed under Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans, Off-Campus Blogs, Web Only

As many of you probably know, Chinese culture, like so many others, places great emphasis on marriage. China has been a patriarchal society since its origin over 5000 years ago, and as such, much value is placed on producing sons. With recent medical advances in the past few decades, the sex ratio in...

Discovering How to Travel Alone

Discovering How to Travel Alone

Aleida Fernandez
April 29
Filed under BLOGS, Off-Campus Blogs, Sprechen Sie Englisch?

When you travel alone there is a definite fear that you'll be lonely. With just your thoughts as company in a strange, new city it's hard to imagine having a good time without someone to share it with. Isn't that what travel is all about? Experiencing and sharing in new cultures with other people? Whe...

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