Monthly Archives: July 2012

Dublin City University Internship

It took me about two weeks to get used to the weather here in Ireland.  I swear it has been colder since I arrived this summer than most of the winter was in Williamsburg.  When I first landed I was … Continue reading

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How to Successfully Avoid Reverse Culture Shock

At the study abroad meeting waaaay back in November, before I left for France, I was given a timeline of culture adaptation stages and told that my emotions would roughly mirror this: I agreed with everything except that I would … Continue reading

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W&M Study Abroad: Transformative Summer Semester

For many William & Mary students, the most intense semester of the year is summer. They are studying abroad–struggling with languages, with nuances of cultures and, perhaps, with what it means to be a person of privilege in this world. … Continue reading

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Discovering Omani Narratives In Tourism

In summer 2012, Gretchen Nutz spent six weeks in the Sultanate of Oman analyzing how Oman portrays itself to the world through its tourism and what that portrayal tells us about how Omanis see their culture, history, and position in … Continue reading

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Update from Uganda

In June, 2012 professors Sarah Glaser (Biology) and Cullen Hendrix (Government), along with three undergraduate students traveled to Uganda to study the complex relationship between fisheries, food security, and conflict in the Lake Victoria basin, and to establish a joint … Continue reading

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2012 International Graduate Orientation Peer Leaders

Piyaporn (Orn) Charuvajana Class: 2013 School: Master of Business Administration at Mason School of Business Undergraduate University:  Major in Interior Architecture, at Chulalongkorn University Home City: Bangkok, Thailand Campus Involvement: Volunteered as student ambassador as a reception of homecoming event, … Continue reading

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2012 International Student Orientation Peer Leaders

Fatima Fettar Class: 2013 Major: Middle-Eastern Studies & Religious Studies Home City: I was born in Casablanca, Morocco; raised in Northern Virginia   Campus Involvement: Swastha Nepal, Middle-Eastern Studies Club, Arabic teacher assistant, Academic Peer Advising, International Orientation, Reves Center … Continue reading

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2012 – 2013 Study Abroad Peer Advisors

Anna Swanson ’13 is an Africana studies major and an environmental studies minor.  She fell in love with travel when she took a year off to travel and volunteer throughout South America and Africa before coming to William & Mary. … Continue reading

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