Musings about the pull of social media on faculty led study abroad programs.
Commentary on USCIS April 21, 2010 announcement on status due to travel delays from the volcano in Iceland.
Update on Amanda Knox Appeal
Italian prosecutors file an appeal for a life sentence for Amanda Knox, convicted of murdering British study abroad student, Meredith Kercher. Reports of bias against Ms. Knox surfaced based on a photo hung in the Italian Forensic Police office in February 2008.
What would it mean to the field of study abroad if we created a Student Bill of Rights?
Melibee Global's commentary on The Huffington Post op ed on the "fairness" of the Amanda Knox case.
Back in November 2009, I wrote about a documentary that I saw at the NAFSA Region X conference. The film, “Crossing Borders,” was so very powerful that I swore that I would bring it to the community – and I am pleased to be able to invite you to the free screening at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut (USA) on Tuesday, April 6th at 6 pm.
The film’s Producer, Arnd Wachter, will participate in a question and answer period after the film along with WCSU Dr. Robert Whittemore and Dr. Damla Isik, both from WCSU’s Anthropology Department.
Wachter is the Founder and Managing Director of Crossing Borders Education. He completed his MA and Post-Graduate Certificate in Education at London University. He has over twelve years experience of living abroad, and has taught Cross Cultural Education, World Religions and German for the past nine years in the UK, Japan, New Zealand and Spain. Wachter’s fascination for foreign cultures and for the transformative power of journeys have led him to explore a wide range of travel destinations on six continents. In 2008/9 he produced the documentary “Crossing Borders.”
This screening of “Crossing Borders” is free and is open to the public. The midtown campus of WCSU is located at 181 White Street. You can park in the large garage (also free) on White Street. The film will screen in the Science Building Theater, Room 125. This map will be of assistance – and note that the walk from the parking garage to the science building is just a few minutes.
I hope to see you there!