Notes from the Director

June Notes from the Director

Dr. Daniella Widdows
Director of Global Education and Study Abroad
June 29, 2020

What a year this has been!  While it was very sad that we had to recall students who were abroad this spring and cancelled summer programs, I remain impressed with how our Tigers demonstrated such resilience and good spirit after an abrupt and disappointing change.  The final posts of our spring bloggers will be online soon and speak to how transformative studying abroad can be, even in unanticipated ways, and I encourage you to read them.

Another great read is from this spring’s Record and its Student Spotlight section. Rakeem Walker ’20 was interviewed about his time at H-SC and he has much to say about his time studying abroad in France in 2018. Definitely check it out!

We in the Global Ed office are looking forward to welcoming students to campus in August. I have greatly enjoyed getting to meet some of our new freshmen and their parents, as a group or individually, at Summer Orientation these past few days.  I encourage all of you to consider how a Global Ed program can enhance your Hampden-Sydney education.  Do be in touch this summer if you have any questions or want to get a head start on exploring your options.  Otherwise, I look forward to having you stop by my office in Blake A in the fall!  

A shout out to study abroad program alumni: would you like to encourage other Tigers to go abroad? If so, please be in touch!  I am updating our office materials this summer and would love to include you in a newly developed resource section of returner interviews.