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Across the world and back again: Students return to Whitman

Illustration by Elie Flanagan
February 6, 2020

The start of a new semester brings the return of Whitman faces both new and old, from places near and far. This spring, many students are returning from time away and abroad. As they transition back to...

Off Campus Studies Announces Two New Partner Programs

Off Campus Studies Announces Two New Partner Programs
November 3, 2016
Recently, two new study abroad programs were approved by the Off Campus Studies office. The two new programs will be a yearlong program in Munich, Germany and a semester computer science program in Budapest, Hungary. The addition of these two programs is part of a review process that the Office Campus Studies Office has recently been undertaking.

Movie Review: The Motorcycle Diaries

March 10, 2016
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.

Hari-Hari Saya Di Bali: My Days in Bali

September 29, 2014

Salamat pagi! Saya sekarang di Jawa! Saya tiba di Jawa di senin dengan teman-teman saya dan guru-guru saya. Saya rindu Ibu dan rumah saya di Bali, tapi saya suka keluarga saya di Jawa juga. Saya punya...

Settled in Central Europe

Settled in Central Europe
September 23, 2014

After almost a month in Prague, I finally feel like I have a good handle on the city. Our first day of classes was yesterday- before that we had two weeks of an intensive Czech language course and a week...

Week one: Surviving the Drop-Off

Week one: Surviving the Drop-Off
September 15, 2014

Note: This post was written a few days ago, but with finicky internet it's only getting posted now. My apologies! Hello readers! After being in Bali for a week, I have so much to write about! Each morning...

The Most Popular Game in China

May 15, 2014

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....

Marriage Corner at People’s Park

Another section of the Marriage Corner. Also, spring has definitely arrived!
May 7, 2014

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...

Revisiting the Outdoors

A rainbow by the big waterfall
April 1, 2014

Before I studied abroad I never realized how much I like - and take for granted - the outdoors. I would never describe myself as an "outdoorsman," but parks, yards, hikes and just general "being outside"...

A Typical Day in Shanghai

My first day of calligraphy class!
March 10, 2014

7:30 am: Wake up and review for daily Chinese quiz (~30 new characters) 8:30 am: Eat breakfast with host mom or dad 9:10 am: Leave for school 9:20 am: Catch bus to school or walk to metro if bus...

The Importance of Traveling with Like-Minded People

A canal in Venice.
February 10, 2014

My week-long trip to Italy started out as a disaster. Not only was our train to Florence canceled two times due to snow, but our first encounter with staff from the Austrian train company, Ã–BB, left...

Off-Campus Studies Office Welcomes Students Back From New Programs

Off-Campus Studies Office Welcomes Students Back From New Programs
January 30, 2014

As classes start up again for a new semester, students who spent the first half of the year abroad have returned to Whitman with no shortage of stories to tell. This past semester, the Off-Campus...

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