Facebook Group

Morning all!
I’ve gone ahead and created a facebook group for the trip. Easiest way to find it is probably to do a search for “Global Perspectives 2012 – Switzerland”.
Let me know if you have any trouble finding it.

The meaning of global

At a recent conference of international educators (AIEA – http://www.aieaworld.org/), representatives from VT, University of Basel and the Swiss Embassy in Washington DC served on a panel on the topic of global graduate education.  The focus of the discussion was on … Continue reading

A Big Day for Basel

Well, at least for FC Basel supporters (which I imagine is the majority of the city, particularly after today). In addition to dealing with the chaos following recent winter weather, the whole of Europe is also deeply immersed in the final stages of the UEFA Champions League (click the preceding words to be directed to the UCL homepage or, if you are …

It’s here!

Yup.  That’s my passport.  I’m really surprised it came so quickly!  I’m so unbelievably excited and ready to book my flights!  Speaking of flights, I would really like someone to fly to and from with.  It doesn’t have to be both, but I have only flown once, and it was only to and from Chicago.  […]

Hello world!

Welcome to Blogs@VT Sites. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

Step 1: Tickets purchased!

I’m happy to say that I’ve decided on an itinerary and purchased tickets to travel across the pond! My “cousins” (everyone’s a cousin in Hawaii-speak) live just outside of Zurich, so I’ll spend a few days with them ahead of the trip and then join up with the group. Although I very briefly visited Lucerne […]

passport renewal is in the mail!

Welcome to my blog for Preparing the Future Professoriate Global Perspectives program 2012! I have only been abroad once before on a two week trip to Paris and Nice, France when I was 17 with my high school french class. … Continue reading

Global Perspectives x 4

Within the last two weeks, I have had the pleasure of interacting with multiple groupings of individuals who have or will participate in the Preparing the Future Professoriate: Global Perspectives program.  The initial meeting of the 2012 Global Perspectives group … Continue reading

The adventure begins… sort of…

My family doesn’t really travel.  No epic road trips to the grand canyon or Disney World for me.  We did take trips, but they were generally to Virginia Beach and/or Busch Gardens.  The biggest trip I’ve taken was a 2 hour flight to Chicago for research.  I didn’t even get to see anything while I […]

Hello everyone!

For my first post I just want to say hi! I am excited to go on the Global Perspectives trip with all of you. If you are interested in learning more about me, click the ‘About-Me’ link at the top. … Continue reading