Category Archives: Student Post

Igniting the Passion

For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to foreign languages and cultures, attributing my interest not only to my multi-ethnic family, but also, perhaps surprisingly, to my solely English-speaking upbringing.  Throughout my childhood, I had exposure … Continue reading

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Volunteering Ireland Internship

July, 2012 As the rain quietly fell onto the windowsill I sat perched on the leather couch in grey sweatpants, a thick sweater, wool socks, my black beanie hat, and a scarf. It was the beginning of July. The forty-five … Continue reading

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Greater Than The Sum of Its Parts

In my research and interviews, I have found that there are certain components of my system that already exist to a different degree, function, or extent as what I intend. This is not new news to me, for I was … Continue reading

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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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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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World Minded: Hee Kyung Baek

A devotion to service has been a primary focus for me since I first set foot on the William & Mary campus. In my search for a specific opportunity, I was lucky enough to see a single flyer that stood … Continue reading

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Breathe In, Breathe Out

Don’t panic. It is 10 a.m. on a Monday morning. Every wide-eyed, exhausted international study abroad student has been corralled into a multipurpose room on the ground level of the Great Hall at the University of Exeter, located in Devon … 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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My Internship in Rome, Spring 2011

Last Spring, I spent an unforgettable semester abroad at John Cabot University in Rome. Although my courses at the university and my daily life in a foreign country allowed a certain level of immersion, I was nevertheless determined to experience … Continue reading

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Guest Post: I’ve Got the Hunger

July 13, 2011 Every night I toss and turn, and I can feel my soul yearning with a hunger I cannot presently fulfill.   It has been two months since I’ve last satisfied this longing, and the serious void that has … Continue reading

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