Politics and Higher Ed. in Europe

Overall, my specific interest in being a part of the 2017 Global Perspectives Program is to see how the intense and widespread political and economic shifts Europe has experienced over the past ten years have affected the cultures of higher education institutions. Switzerland is an ideal case since while they are a part of Schengen, […]

Bought my ticket!!!

This is mostly a test to see if my blog shows up.  But I also just got my ticket, so this is really happening. Here I come, Switzerland!

Global Issues for a Global World

So we had our first meeting last month and the one thing that everyone was abuzz about was the possibility of travel before or after the program. So naturally, I spoke with my better half who had lived for some time in France, we had both seen much of Europe, and we decided that it would […]

Global Perspectives Program

I am very excited to be participating in the Virginia Tech Global Perspectives Program. During this amazing opportunity I will travel with a group of graduate students to Switzerland. The theme of this years trip is: higher education as public good, related to the global landscape. I will be writing posts throughout this semester and … Continue reading “Global Perspectives Program”

GPP Ecuador: Reflections on community engagement and social responsibility

This year, I traveled to four different countries and visited ten universities through the Graduate School of Virginia Tech’s Global Perspective Programs based in Switzerland and Ecuador to study higher education around the world. While traveling to Switzerland, Italy, and France in May, I researched two questions: 1) How do universities and their faculty, staff, […]

GPP Ecuador.. Why?!

I was honored when selected to participate in the GPP trip to Europe earlier this year. It was expected to be a life-changing experience, and what we found there was more than expected! Therefore, I got excited when I knew that there’s another chance for us to travel abroad, to USFQ this time. My passion […]