Study Away Reflections

Jill Hein at CWA

Honors Student attends Conference on World Affairs

Thanks to the generous donation of Beau and Dennis Rezendes, each year an honors student has the opportunity to attend the Conference on World Affairs (CWA) in Boulder, Colorado. This year, Jill Hein (International Affairs) represented UMaine at the conference. From Jill: “For me, CWA was an opportunity to learn about issues in international affairs […]

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Honors students complete Tutorial Alternative

Each year, Honors students partake in a variety of off-campus learning opportunities, ranging from internships, to traveling abroad, and research.  The Honors College gives these students an opportunity to fulfill certain graduation requirements through an Honors Tutorial Alternative course. This year, 18 students completed the course, sharing their experience through submission of photographs and reflective essays, […]

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International Study and Service – Chris Hamlin ’11 (Lancaster, England)

Third-year Mechanical Engineering major, Chris Hamlin studied abroad in Lancaster, England during the fall 2009 semester. Along with the usual lessons in cultural differences, crash course in navigating a different University environment and jam-packed travels throughout the region, Chris discovered the merits of British cuisine. Surprised? Read more below: Four Months of British Food I […]

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Study Away Reflections: Rachel Hathaway ’11 (Grameen Bank, Bangladesh)

During summer 2009, Financial Economics  and Business Administration major Rachel Hathaway ′11 interned at the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. The Grameen’s mission “is to extend opportunities, not handouts, to the struggling yet hardworking masses.” Rae’s interest in the Grameen bank stemmed from Professor Muhammad Yunus’s book, Banker to the Poor, “Grameen’s story opened my eyes […]

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Study Away Reflections: Yin Chiu ’10 (Galway, Ireland)

During the Spring 2009 semester, Yin Chiu ′10 studied at the National University of Ireland in Galway. Here’s her reflection on that experience:

Before my experience abroad in Ireland, I pictured a beautiful landscape of green fields stretching for miles, checkered with dry stone walls and spotted with sheep and thatched-roof cottages. I suspected the Irish to be very sociable people with charming personalities who love their tea, beer and potatoes. I imagined myself in a small town wearing lamb wool sweaters and spending my evenings in the local pub enjoying a pint of Guinness and traditional Irish music.

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