Monthly Archives: May 2013

Translingualism at the University of Strasbourg

I spoke with Monsieur Serge Potier from the University of Strasbourg yesterday following his presentation about the PhD process at the university. During the Q&A after his talk, he mentioned that some theses are written in a combination of both … Continue reading Continue reading

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Continuing the global perspectives adventure

This morning I find myself on a train on the way to Strasbourg, France in order to continue my exploration of higher education abroad. After visits to several Swiss institutions, I’m excited to today visit two institutes of higher education … Continue reading Continue reading

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Efficiency & Pride

It has been over a week since my entry into Swiss society and there are two words instantly come to mind, Efficiency and Pride. The public transportation system is the most efficient I have ever seen and the timeliness of the meetings makes me rethink my own level of efficiency (originally thinking it was high). […] Continue reading

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here is today

This is pretty interesting…it makes me think of this comic that I use to rationalize the majority of my cake eating. Continue reading

CINCO DE QUATRO!!

arrested development has made me wait seven years…and it was worth it. thank you. Continue reading

Hallo Zurich!

Raclette and fondue at Swiss Chuchi was a great way to kick off our first official day of the Global Perspectives 2013 program. I have had a wonderful time traveling around Switzerland this past week, visiting a cheese factory, chocolate … Continue reading Continue reading

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Hello from Zurich!

Hello all!  I am happy to check in from the Hotel St. Joseph in Zurich.  I have spent the last week on the whirlwind trip of a lifetime across Switzerland.  Across the span of a week, I explored Zurich, Lausanne, … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Academia, engagement, GPP13, Grad School, reflection

Ready and waiting!

A group of students and I have been traveling around Switzerland for about 4 days now. With the help of a gracious Swiss native, we navigated through the best of Switzerland. I have found this country to be beautiful, clean, and mesmerizing! I am looking forward to the start of the program! Moving from hostels […] Continue reading

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Ready and waiting!

A group of students and I have been traveling around Switzerland for about 4 days now. With the help of a gracious Swiss native, we navigated through the best of Switzerland. I have found this country to be beautiful, clean, and mesmerizing! I am looking forward to the start of the program! Moving from hostels […] Continue reading

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Making Space

How to go about creating a space that facilitates learning? As we learned from Morningstar and Farmer, there is a danger of over-designing the space and often the users don’t end up using the space in the way the designer … Continue reading Continue reading

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