February 27, 2017 – it was not a usual Monday morning for me. Instead of sitting at my desk reading or hammering away at the keyboard, I was in a side street near Dupont Circle in Washington D.C., waiting for … Continue reading →
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, […]
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!
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 […]
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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”
Fifty years ago, Robert F. Kennedy introduced the phrase that “one may live in interesting times”. He stated that “like it or not, we live in interesting times. They are times of danger and uncertainty; but they are also the … Continue reading →
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, […]
The Global Perspectives Program in Ecuador (GPP’16) occurred during the week of Thanksgiving break in November, 2016. This was the second year for graduate students to visit Ecuador in partnership between the VT Graduate School and the University of San … Continue reading →
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 […]