Next week (starting Monday!), the Study Abroad and Global Learning Office will begin taping a Thank You video for all of those who work so hard behind the scenes to get you from the Hilltop to the World! Come show your appreciation to those who helped you get abroad by recording a Thank You message! Filming times and locations to be announced soon! Hope to see as many Study Abroad students as possible!
Who said study abroad is only for students? On July 10th 43 members of the WKU community traveled to China through a program arranged by the Confucius Institute. Throughout their three-week stay in this country, the participants will work on their Chinese language skills, learn and embrace the Chinese culture, visit amazing locations and more importantly, create memories that will last a lifetime.
To follow the group’s activities, check out the official Confucius Institute blog:
Come to the international baseball night on Saturday, August 27th at 7pm or join us earlier at 5.30pm for a Baseball 101 explanation course and tour! The office of Study Abroad and Global Learning in cooperation with the Office of International Programs sells tickets with a special reduced price of $5 a ticket! Come get your tickets at the Sofia Downing International Center located on 1536 state street (the building with the flags outside).
Dear students, faculty and staff,
Save the date! On September 28th between 11am and 2pm, the office of Study Abroad and Global Learning will have their bi-annual Study Abroad Fair at the Downing University Center (DUC). The events will be hosted outside on the lawn, if the weather permits us, and otherwise in the mezzanine. Come visit us, and our programs, between 11am and 2pm on September 28th, 2011!
Martin Buber once wrote, “Each of us is encased in an armour which we soon, out of familiarity, no longer notice. There are only moments which penetrate it and stir the soul to sensibility.” For Sarah Hagan, that inspirational moment occurred during her study abroad experience through Semester at Sea in the fall of 2010. With several other students, Sarah travelled in Ghana from Takoradi to Senase. It was there that she and her colleagues became inspired by their interaction with the community and the school children. From this encounter Sarah and the other students founded The Senase Project, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to “eradicate poverty through community involvement.” The Office of Study Abroad and Global Learning applauds Sarah’s initiative and for finding such a creative way to apply what she learned through study abroad to the real world. To learn more about The Senase Project visit the following website: http://www.thesenaseproject.org
The office of Study Abroad and Global Learning would like to congratulate Joey Wallace as he received a $3,000 Gilman Scholarship for his study abroad program to the University of Sterling in Scotland. Joey Wallace is going through CCIS and will be leaving in the Fall.