Category Archives: World Minded

World Minded: FLAG Program

The Foreign Lands Ambassador Group (FLAG), organized by the Office of International Students, Scholars, and Programs, gives international as well as returned study abroad students the opportunity to share their knowledge of other countries and cultures with local elementary school … Continue reading

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World Minded: Frederick Corney

I still remember my college year abroad very well. As part of my degree in Modern Languages at the University of Bradford in England, I spent six months in France studying Russian, and six months in Germany as a trainee … Continue reading

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World Minded: Jes Therkelsen

The documentary filmmaking process requires a tremendous amount of patience, discipline, creativity, and flexibility. You need to deal with people, but know how to troubleshoot technology; you must be organized, but open to spontaneity; you should be prepared for everything, … Continue reading

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World Minded: Frank Shatz

It may have been by coincidence, or maybe ordained by fate. On the very same day the College of William & Mary announced its intention to establish a world-class center for international studies, I received a letter from Wendy Reves, … Continue reading

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World Minded: Lois Critchfield

I have had a close connection to the Reves Center since 2003 when I created the James H. Critchfield Memorial Endowment for Middle East Studies. Both my husband James and I had many years of government service in the Middle … Continue reading

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World Minded: Tomoko Nakada

In August 2010, I had the chance to come to Williamsburg with my husband because he wanted to study at the College of William & Mary. I had wanted to live in a foreign country for a long time, but … Continue reading

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World Minded: Lodzieski and Lowe

We met and became best friends in Connecticut twenty years ago when our husbands worked for the same international bank in New York. A few years ago our families both retired to Williamsburg, and we started looking for a meaningful … 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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World Minded: Diego Diaz

My first time in Williamsburg was in August 2005 when I started work as the William & Mary Spanish House Tutor. I lived in the Spanish House for nine months with 24 students, and also taught a course in Hispanic … Continue reading

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World Minded: Chitralekha Zutshi

A mere two weeks after I joined William & Mary in August 2001 as its first historian of South Asia, America was forced to reevaluate its ideological and political position in global affairs.  In some ways, the events of September … Continue reading

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