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Global Studies Initiative Revamp Receives Faculty Approval

Nick Maahs, News Reporter

March 6, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Global Studies Initiative has been revamped and approved by the faculty to resume operation after parts were placed on hold for external review during the 2016-2017 academic year. Starting in the fall, students who fulfill the program’s requirements will be able to have a “concentration” in Global S...

Students Take Caution to Avoid Zika Virus

Students Take Caution to Avoid Zika Virus

Marra Clay, Publisher

April 14, 2016


Filed under NEWS

The Zika virus requires caution for students traveling abroad.

Movie Review: The Motorcycle Diaries

Megan Hearst

March 10, 2016


Filed under A&E, Reviews

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.

Thoughts before getting on a plane

Linnaea Weld

January 31, 2015


Filed under BLOGS, Exploring Ecuador

It is Saturday morning and I am enjoying one last sunny Oakland morning. Upstairs, two friends from Whitman are sleeping sound after the long drive from campus to wish me off. What is going on? Tonight I will board a red eye flight to Miami, and from there I will transfer onto the plane that will take...

Disparities in Study Abroad

Sarah Cornett

January 29, 2015


Filed under FEATURE

Anyone who's studied abroad knows that the pool typically doesn't represent the average American college student population. Many programs abroad attract students with a fairly consistent background––most typically white, female, and middle/upper-middle class. Statistically speaking, not unlike Whitman...

That Guy Who Went to Seoul

Sarah Cornett

January 29, 2015


Filed under FEATURE

Article by  Allie Donahue "I don't want to be that guy," said Sam Curtis, junior BBMB major, and recent graduate of the Seoul, South Korea program with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). "I don't want to be that guy who starts every sentence with ‘When I was abroad...'...

ISP Reflections: Part 2

Maya Volk

January 13, 2015


Filed under BLOGS, From Sweet Onions to Satay: Adventures in Indonesia

Although my last post promised a follow-up on how my ISP ended, as you may notice I've taken a little longer to post again. I'm not sure if I'm even technically allowed to keep posting as I have returned from being abroad, but after trying multiple time to write this post and failing, I realized th...

再见

再见

Rachel Palfini

June 12, 2014


Filed under Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans, Off-Campus Blogs, Web Only

I'm heading back to the US on Saturday, which means my study abroad experience is almost officially over. I was talking with another CIEE student and it is really weird to think that it is almost over because studying abroad is something that we had both been talking about with friends and teachers since...

Volunteering at Migrant School

Rachel Palfini

May 22, 2014


Filed under Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans, Off-Campus Blogs, Web Only

There are a lot of migrant workers in China, over 130 million. Most migrant workers are leaving poor, rural villages and moving to cities on China's eastern coast in search of better job opportunities. Most of these jobs are in factories, low-paying according to American standards, but much higher wages...

Das Ende

Das Ende

Aleida Fernandez

May 17, 2014


Filed under Off-Campus Blogs, Sprechen Sie Englisch?

It's really over. I leave Vienna tomorrow. I arrived in Vienna with high expectations. I had heard so many great things about the city, study abroad, etc. that I figured I would be in Austrian heaven from day one. As I noted in my first blog post, this wasn't really the case. Yet somewhere along the ...

The Most Popular Game in China

Rachel Palfini

May 15, 2014


Filed under Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans, Off-Campus Blogs, Web Only

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


Filed under Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans, Off-Campus Blogs, Web Only

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...

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