November Director’s Notes

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Dr. Daniella WiddowsDirector of Global Education and Study AbroadNovember 2, 2020 It’s a busy week here with term projects and finals — and then only a few weeks remain before winter break!  So, this post is short and to the point. November and December Events Nov 4: Covid Chronicles Photo Contest submission deadline Nov 10: Germany May Term Abroad 2021 info session @ 1 PM Zoom Link Nov 16-22: Covid Chronicles Photo Contest voting (<– link has voting form and images; library lobby kiosk also has slideshow and QR code to voting form) Nov 17: Spain May Term Abroad 2021 […]

October Notes from the Director

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Dr. Daniella WiddowsDirector of Global Education and Study AbroadOctober 16, 2020 Well, September was a busy month and so, here it is October! Fall weather has really begun to set in and the campus is beautiful. While the days are still pleasant, keep an eye out for the Global Ed student workers running info tables outside the library. Zac, Maxwell, and Blake are ready to answer your questions about Global Ed programs. A reminder that the Critical Language Scholarship applications are due soon and now is the time to start on your Boren scholarship applications. Best wishes for all our […]

August Notes from the Director

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Dr. Daniella Widdows Director of Global Education and Study Abroad August 31, 2020   It’s been great seeing so many familiar, albeit partial, faces and meeting new students these past couple of weeks!  Office traffic in our new location at Blake A so far is very similar to last year’s, which given the new building and the global pandemic is wonderful.   Please don’t hesitate to mask up and stop by!  My office has room for social distancing and enough equipment to meet and do the advising process safely.   We are still building our fall events calendar, but here are […]

July Notes from the Director

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Dr. Daniella WiddowsDirector of Global Education and Study AbroadJuly 31, 2020 Returning to campus after completing a Global Ed program?  Even though due to Covid-19 you have likely been home for several months now, returning to H-SC may be a strange adjustment.  Campus is going to look and feel different this year, and not only because you have been studying off the hill.  That said, here are some tips and resources returners often find helpful. Build on the new:  Keep in touch with the friends and mentors you gained.  Join LinkedIn groups that speak to your new connections and interests.  […]

June Notes from the Director

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Dr. Daniella WiddowsDirector of Global Education and Study AbroadJune 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. […]

April Notes from the Director

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Dr. Daniella Widdows Director of Global Education and Study AbroadApril 29, 2020 We have a new location! After many wonderful years in Bagby Hall, Global Ed is now in Blake A 100/105.  Once campus reopens, we’d love to see you!  In the meantime, emailing or scheduling a virtual meeting is the best way to contact us while Ms. Wright and I are working remotely most of the week.    Usually at this time of year, we are working with dozens of students as they prepare to go abroad during the summer.  Of course, recent events mean that for the safety of all, […]