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Off Campus Studies Announces Two New Partner Programs

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter

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

Megan Hearst

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

Maya Volk

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 Ibu, Bapak, dan satu adik laki-laki. Di rumah saya di Jawa, saya mononton televisi, makan malam, dan...

Settled in Central Europe

Settled in Central Europe

Sarah Cornett

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 of orientation. Czech is very overwhelming to say the least, but now I can at least order food and...

Week one: Surviving the Drop-Off

Week one: Surviving the Drop-Off

Maya Volk

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 at the puri I wake up at sunrise, thanks to a call to prayer (Hindu version, stolen from the Mu...

The Most Popular Game in China

Rachel Palfini

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. 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, 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 is placed on producing sons. With recent medical advances in the past few decades, the sex ratio in...

Revisiting the Outdoors

Revisiting the Outdoors

Aleida Fernandez

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" were an intrical part of my growing up. In college, I camp and backpack and you can find me on our ...

A Typical Day in Shanghai

A Typical Day in Shanghai

Rachel Palfini

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 hasn't arrived yet by 9:20 9:50 am: Arrive at school 10: 00 am: Chinese class begins 11:50...

The Importance of Traveling with Like-Minded People

The Importance of Traveling with Like-Minded People

Aleida Fernandez

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 a rotten taste in our mouths as they helped everyone but us get a refund. Our vacation was looking...

Off-Campus Studies Office Welcomes Students Back From New Programs

Off-Campus Studies Office Welcomes Students Back From New Programs

Emily Lin-Jones

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 Studies Office sent approximately 70 students abroad on semester- or year-long programs in over 30 cou...

Back From Abroad: Students Share Their Stories

Back From Abroad: Students Share Their Stories

Emily Lin-Jones

January 30, 2014

In the fall semester of 2013, more than half of the available off-campus studies options were being offered to Whitman students for the first time ever. Some of these proved popular, while some attracted only one or two intrepid students to test the waters. In the meantime, Whitman's older partner programs...

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