I’m not one to usually post pictures of what I eat, and I’ve never been one of those people who take artful photos with the lighting just right and the pieces arranged just so, but yeah, can we talk about dinner last night?!? If you’re ever in Zurich, check out the Nachtjäger. The menu is …

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What a wonderful world

Today I sit, on a bed in a hostel in Zurich, Switzerland.  Tomorrow I will connect for our first official meeting with the Global Perspectives Group at the Hotel St. Josef and our orientation. Since Wednesday afternoon, me and two of my GPP cohort members set out on a quick (& I do mean quick) … Continue reading What a wonderful world

GPP Eve of Departure

My original plan for my Eve of Departure post was to blog before I left Virginia, but I ended up getting very sick the night before the flight (and all day traveling) to Europe. So here I am now getting to this post and it is a nice reflective experience because of the last two … Continue reading “GPP Eve of Departure”

A new adventure awaits!

It’s one minute to midnight, and I am still not quite done with all the things that I said I would finish before May 19. But I’m powering through… There is a box that I could definitely check off though; … Continue reading

On the eve of departure

It’s 10:05 pm and I leave first thing in the morning to begin my GPP 2017 trip to Switzerland.  It seems like the the last few weeks have flown by and I’ve hardly had time to make any preparations. Still on my to do list for tonight are: email the dog sitter to confirm, pack […]

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 […]