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FSR limits students to one semester abroad, $351,000 cut from annual Off-Campus Studies budget

Tejashree Jadhav, Staff Reporter March 25, 2021

After the announcement of finalized cuts in the Financial Sustainability Review (FSR), the Off-Campus Studies (OCS) program finds itself amid some financial and structural changes. In an email sent...

Illustration by Elie Flanagan

Across the world and back again: Students return to Whitman

Malia Brooks and Eleanor Dudley 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

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...

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...

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...

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....

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

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...

A rainbow by the big waterfall

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"...

My first day of calligraphy class!

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...

A canal in Venice.

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...

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