study abroad

The Importance of Global Education in the UVM Community

By Cynthia Belliveau, Ed.D. Dean of UVM Continuing and Distance Education “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” This passage from L. P. Hartley’s The Go-Between is what I’m thinking about as I listen to the young woman, Clara, talking in the next room to her “clients” via Skype. I’m teaching […]

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UVM Oaxaca Travel Program Sparks Alumna’s Interest in Immigration Law

Traveling to Oaxaca forced Amber Attalla to question her confidence in governmental policies and the media. It also changed her life. Attalla, who graduated from UVM in 2011 with a degree in psychology and participated in the Oaxaca Semester Abroad Program, is now a student at the University of Maine School of Law. In November, […]

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Oaxacan Cuisine in Transition

By Cynthia Belliveau, Ed.D., Dean of Continuing and Distance Education An Interview with Julieta Salazar Robert at Villada in Oaxaca, Mexico It’s that time of year again when UVM’s Oaxaca Study Abroad program starts and a curious bunch of undergraduates, from many different majors, come together to learn about Mexico’s past and present history, politics, […]

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Gaining a New Perspective after Traveling to Nepal

By Victoria Zito The chance to hear politicians debate or discuss the environment is infrequent. It was rare to converse about the environment with my friends or peers in any daily context, other than small talk about the weather. My self-imposed goal was to deliberately find ways to be mindful about the environment, whether while […]

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A Taste of Place: 6 Traditional Oaxacan Recipes

The Oaxaca region is rich in culture, diverse topography, and fertile agricultural land. Teotitlán del Valle is a small weaving village outside of Oaxaca City, world famous for its artisanal rugs and natural wool products. Its weavers are internationally recognized masters. Their carpets, or tapetes, are hand-loomed from naturally dyed wool using local materials and […]

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Trekking in Nepal and Exploring Culture

Studying abroad was always an integral part of Madison Symes’ (’15) plan. Her grandfather had traveled to Nepal and spoke highly of his experience, so when the opportunity arose to earn UVM credit and spend a month trekking in the Himalayas, she jumped at the opportunity. “I wanted to experience something new,” says Symes, a […]

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Exploring New Horizons: Studying in Uganda

Liz Hoey will never forget playing with children in the Ugandan village of Kamuli, where she studied for three weeks last summer with the UVM Travel Study program. “The children loved having their photos taken and they would just laugh seeing themselves,” Hoey says. “Because many of the children do not have a mirror at […]

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Students Learn Mindfulness Practices & Intercultural Communication Skills in Bali

Though the threads have begun to fray, Ying Lin still wears the bracelet that Balinese priests blessed during a traditional healing ceremony she took part in while in Indonesia on the UVM travel course over winter break last year. Led by UVM faculty, the travel course brings UVM students to Bali every winter to investigate […]

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Where to Go if You’re Spending a Weekend in London

By Sarah Reid For the past five years, I’ve worked as the Teaching Assistant on UVM’s London Stage program, a 3-credit two week summer course dedicated to see a wide array of the best theatre in the city! Last summer after the program ended, I met up with my cousin who had a long layover […]

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Lessons Learned While Traveling Through Europe

By Erinanna Smith It didn’t take long after my semester abroad to make me want to travel again. To say I have the travel bug would be the understatement of the century, however it took me 2.5 years to cross the ocean again. In those 2.5 years, I went to Canada a few times, traveled […]

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