Category Archives: Global Perspectives Program

Things for GPP

what is a meal?

Hey over there, What is a meal? A meal is next to a lake. It’s a brat with beer on a man-made island. It’s a quickly eaten doner kebap before meeting with others. It’s a vitamin orange drink with yogurt … Continue reading

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the power of reputation

Hey over there, My father always told, tells, me that your reputation precedes you. This is a simple concept of how the good work that you do and the methods and techniques that you employ to reach your goals are known … Continue reading

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knowing your past

Hey over there, On Sunday we had the opportunity to have dinner with Lucy Ferrari, who was instrumental in making the Villa Moderni a part of Virginia Tech. During the course of the dinner she weaved a series of stories … Continue reading

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discussion on debriefing

Hey over there, The whole concept of debriefing is interesting to me. The round-table discussion of how we review the experience and then compare and contrast different viewpoints in very valuable. This process extends the discussion on topics that are interesting … Continue reading

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finding opportunity in experience: global higher education

Hey over there, So this is something that I was thinking about and thought that I would share it. We are currently experiencing an amazing opportunity. We have flown at least third way around the globe, supported by others in … Continue reading

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Castelgrande

Hey over there, There are not a lot of things that totally blow you away in life. There are a number of days that sit in my mind as some of the best days of my life. I can say … Continue reading

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sitting in villa moderni

Hey over there, I did not ever see myself getting to sit in the Villa Moderni in Riva. I simply could not responsibly afford to attend neither the Europe Travel nor the residency in Riva program. So I labeled it … Continue reading

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preliminary reflection research topics

Hey over there, So I had a series of learning objectives that were rather simple. Essentially they boil down to look, listen, and learn. Look and absorb what is around you. Listen to what others have to say before opening … Continue reading

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converging parallel lines

Hey over there, To have a quick understanding of the Swiss educational system I would look here and then also there. This gives and overview of compulsory education before university and then post secondary education. Visually this can be seen here … Continue reading

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a tiny balcony

Hey over there, I took some time to sit on a tiny balcony attached to our room at Hotel St. Josef in Zurich. Its small iron bars, its concrete pad, its aluminum chair, its atmosphere, was not only what defined … Continue reading

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