Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Want to learn Mandarin?

Beijing and Washington, DC want you to learn it, too. Read an article on China's efforts to export the language here, and on the recent proposal by the Bush Administration to increase training in languages that promote "national security and global competitiveness" here.

Are you interested in learning Mandarin? Leave us a comment.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Borderlinks Representative on Campus March 24

Tomorrow, March 24, BorderLinks representative Jerry Gill will be on campus to meet with students interested in the Semester on the Border program. This distinctive study abroad option is based jointly in Nogales, Mexico and Tucson, Arizona. Program participants both study Spanish and explore the history, culture, and social issues of the U.S./Mexico border. Students interested in BorderLinks for spring 2007 should make a point of speaking with Jerry. He plans to be outside Gladfelter or in the Glad foyer during meals tomorrow.

Feel free to contact the WorldWide office for more information about BorderLinks and other study abroad options.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Greetings to our alumni around the globe!

Jon Hettrick in our College Relations office informs me that some of our alumni scattered around the globe have visited this site in the past several days (as evidenced by the growing number of dots on the map to your right). If you are visiting us from abroad (or from interesting places in the U.S., for that matter), please click on the "comment" link below and tell us more about you! The Department of Global Studies is interested in developing a network of international alumni who would be willing to communicate with us on a regular basis. If you would be willing to serve as a "global correspondent" for WWC students, please email David Abernathy at dabernathy@warren-wilson.edu.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Critical Language Summer Scholarships

The Department of State has announced a new scholarship program for intensive summer language programs in Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Jordan, Tunisia, Turkey and Yemen. Interested students can find out more about this program here. Graduating seniors, recent graduates and graduate students are also eligible. Please note: this is a new program offered through the U.S. Department of State and not related to Warren Wilson WorldWide program options.