Category Archives: International Students

Fond Memories of the International Student Leadership Conference

Finally the D- day arrived. I was so excited to be going to the International Student Leadership Conference (ISLC) hosted by James Madison University for the weekend. I had been looking forward to the event especially after the great experience … Continue reading

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‘W&M Is A Microcosm of America’s Great Qualities’

I am very fortunate to be afforded the opportunity to pursue graduate studies at an amazing institution: The College of William & Mary. Similar to my undergraduate experience, I did not visit William & Mary prior to enrollment. While basing … Continue reading

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World Minded: Callum Forster

Standing in a classroom of 20 Bosnian ten year olds, I was about to start teaching when I reflected that my summer schedule was almost unimaginable a year ago. I was about to begin my studies at William & Mary … Continue reading

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Seeking Challenges at W&M

Who would’ve thought that lives can change this much in Williamsburg, VA? When I decided to pursue an MBA at the College of William & Mary I was hoping for my life to change, and I knew that couldn’t happen … Continue reading

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Our First Thanksgiving

Ever since we first learned that we would be spending a year in the States as exchange students, Thanksgiving has been at the very top of our “Things We Must Experience” list. A holiday we’d only ever really seen on … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Islamabad to Williamsburg

Tehmina Khwaja and W&M President Taylor Reveley If I could tell you just one thing about Pakistan it would be that family is everything! The American concept of individualism means little in my country, where you are not just a … Continue reading

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“Global Friends” Needed

The Global Friends Program is the Reves Center for International Studies’s program that matches community members with international students eager to learn more about American culture. For over 10 years Global Friends has provided W&M students and the local community … Continue reading

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International Undergraduate Orientation

This year William & Mary’s international student enrollment reached a new record of 468 students from 51 countries. Another new record of 85 four year, degree-seeking international students are now on campus, including four who will be part of W&M’s … Continue reading

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International Orientation Playlist

International orientations are in full swing at the Reves Center for International Studies and we’ve been enjoying music from around the world as we help everyone get settled. If you’re looking for some new music, check out these fan favorites! … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Becoming An Intrepid Explorer

The twentieth century satirist William Bolitho once wrote ‘adventure must start with running away from home,’ and it is with this in mind that I intend to uproot myself in less than a week. I will be leaving my St Andrews comfort zone and going to the … Continue reading

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