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Traveling and teaching abroad: Whitman seniors receive Fulbright, English Teaching grants and Watson Fellowship

Renny Acheson, Publisher May 12, 2022

As the class of 2022 prepares for life after graduation, three students were awarded opportunities to live and travel in countries outside of the U.S. for the next year.  Senior Lindsey Merritt won...

Students Apply for Fulbright, Watson Opportunities

October 15, 2015
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program and Watson Fellowship, which provide yearlong educational experiences in a foreign country, are highly sought-after grants and fellowships for many Whitman students.

Childhood Friend of the President

Erik April 29, 2014

Hearing first-hand stories about how famous adults acted as children and teenagers is always fun. I recently got such an account about a former Brazilian president. Let me explain. On the way from João...

North by Northeast

Erik April 28, 2014

A few weeks ago, I set out to travel to four cities in the Northeast of Brazil. João Pessoa and Olinda were the third and fourth stops. João Pessoa was a bit quiet after Recife, but we were there...

Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Erik March 17, 2014

Looking for a place to live here has got me wondering whether the phrase "everything but the kitchen sink" has its origins in Brazil. Apartments and houses for rent in Brazil are generally unfurnished. ...

Salvador da Bahia

Posted in Teresina

Erik March 9, 2014

As I wait in Miami International Airport, it's hard to imagine what the next ten months in Brazil have in store. I'm sure now that the experience will be positive, but I wasn't so sure earlier. This...

Alumni Find Exciting Work Opportunities Abroad

Alumni Find Exciting Work Opportunities Abroad

Serena Runyan November 14, 2013

From villages outside of Botswana to Dongying, China, Whitman College alumni are living all over the world to impact the local communities and to learn about themselves. Living abroad offers graduates...

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