Category Archives: Alumni Post

Medio Homicidio in Early Modern Spain

Today, my group (consisting of Professor Lu Ann Homza and four other history or Hispanic studies majors) and I had our orientations at the two archives we will be using to conduct our research for the next two weeks. The … Continue reading

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I Have So Much to Learn: What Romania Has Taught Me

My mentor Simona, a 35-year-old native of Romania, tells me life was better under communism. “We had jobs, food, and stability,” she says emphatically over a cup of steaming hot tea. “As long as you kept your mouth shut, you … Continue reading

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Sweetly Off the Map

When we first arrived in Cádiz there were apparently endless things to do. For our little group of students, most of them seemed to involve beaches. La Caleta, the informal beach of old Cádiz, was by far the most popular. … Continue reading

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World Minded: Kevin Tabatabai

 I had just turned 16 when I came to the United States in 1999 as an exchange student. I was only supposed to stay for my junior year of high school but ended up enjoying it so much that, with … Continue reading

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World Minded: Farida Sawadogo

I grew up knowing that I did not want to limit my career opportunities, so therefore I should study in a field that would be general enough to provide me with some flexibility in my professional life. Also, as a … Continue reading

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World Minded: Tim Campbell

I was attracted by the size and liberal arts focus at William & Mary. I grew up down the road in Richmond and always thought I would go to a different Virginia school, but I chose W&M because I liked … Continue reading

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World Minded: Odette Clark

I grew up in the English education system, where we are required to focus on a particular course of study from age 16. Very early on I knew that this is not what I wanted for myself, instead I was … Continue reading

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World Minded: Janet Wehrle

My junior year abroad in Kiev, Ukraine, then the Soviet Union, was not my first experience in that part of the world.  In high school I participated in an unforgettable trip to the Soviet Union with my junior Russian class, … Continue reading

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World Minded: Curtis Rojakovick

I entered William & Mary wanting to major in International Relations and work in the humanitarian/NGO field, so study abroad was a natural part of that path. Studying abroad in my junior year changed my entire life.  My senior year … Continue reading

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World Minded: Travis Thompson

I was nervous as I hugged my Mom and shook my Dad’s hand when they dropped me off at Reagan National Airport around dawn one day in June 2009.  I was about to start my journey to London where I … Continue reading

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