On the Eve of Departure

After months of preparation and anticipation, the day has finally arrived. Tomorrow marks the beginning of a new adventure which promises to bring together new people, experiences, learning, and a broader, global perspective. On the eve of my departure for my trip to Switzerland, I am feeling appreciative and excited for being given this opportunity and to […]

On the eve of departure…

I can’t believe I’m heading to Europe today! I really am most looking forward to immersing myself into the politics of higher education in central Europe, especially in the context of current events like the refugee crisis and the general EU crisis. What does the idea of a unified or weak Europe have to do […]

The Eve of Departure

As I write this, I am sitting at a Starbucks in Blacksburg. My bags are sitting at home packed with the exception of the last few items that are still in my car from my target run about an hour ago. My itinerary is set, flights are booked, banks have been notified, and my passport … Continue reading The Eve of Departure

On the Eve of Departure

Europe – a place I have head is very beautiful and a place I have wanted to visit for a long time. I still regret the fact that I was not proactive enough to apply for a summer internship in Europe during the junior year of college. But no more regrets…

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Let the adVenTure begin!

Technically this is not the eve of my departure, but I wanted to be sure to capture my thoughts and current experiences on what will happen before I get so swept up in the urgency of packing!  I leave this week on Wednesday for a brief stop in the UK and France before connecting up … Continue reading Let the adVenTure begin!

On the eve of departure for GPP’17: 12 + 4

Once again I’m on the eve of departure for another VT Graduate School’s Global Perspectives Program (GPP) experience.  This year marks the 12th year of the Future Professoriate: Switzerland (GPP’17) program. It is hard to believe that 12 years have … Continue reading

One week away…

The semester has finally ended, I have completed the last of the assignments/exams, and I’m gearing up for some exciting things. First off, I’m attending graduation today to support one of my dear colleagues who will be officially “hooded” today and crowned Dr.  I will also be there to support the counseling masters graduates whom … Continue reading One week away…

On the eve of departure…

…I have much to consider. The major line items are my topic of study for the trip, the travel logistics themselves, and, in typical workaholic fashion, how 2 weeks away from the lab will affect me and my progress. I have finally decided to pursue the topic of interdisciplinarity in European landscapes, how it works, […]