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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


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 Pesso to Olinda, Mike and I hopped an alternativo, or unregistered cab. The owner of our host...

North by Northeast


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 on a Monday and a Tuesday - as far as I know, not the most exciting days of the week anywhere. D...

Everything but the Kitchen Sink


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.  That would be fine, except that unfurnished here means that everything that can be removed has be...

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Salvador da Bahia


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 summer, the Fulbright program accepted me as an English teaching assistant in Brazil as part of an...

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 different ways to develop themselves positively for the future. For Patricia Vanderbilt '12, liv...

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