travel

A Retired Nurse Explores and Discovers with UVM’s OLLI Program

-The UVM OLLI Program will travel to Croatia for 10 days in May 2020. Judy Rivers is a lifelong learner who loves to travel. That’s why she’s heading to Croatia for 10 days in May with UVM’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), a community of adult learners who enjoy year-round courses, events, and travel experiences […]

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Students Learn to Embrace Civic Obligations in Oaxaca

(Photo: Eduardo Robles Pacheco/Flickr) By E. Claire Goodwin Melquiades “Kiado” Cruz sits with a modest smile, looking around the room at the faces of the newcomers in Oaxaca, a group of 14 students from the UVM’s semester abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico. Kiado comes from a small Zapoteco village, called Santa Cruz Yagavila, located in the […]

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An Inside Look at the OLLI Educational Travel Program to Turkey

By Cathi Cody-Hudson It’s hard to imagine that a little over a month ago, I was immersed in the culture of a foreign country as co-lead on our UVM OLLI Educational Travel Program to Turkey. What follows are short log entries I wrote as a way to remember the exotic sights, smells, tastes, and sounds […]

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OLLI Travel Adventure: Experiencing the Culture of Turkey

By Natalie Neuert The spice market in Istanbul was getting to me, and not in a good way. Too many charming vendors trying to lure me into their stalls to buy things I didn’t really want or need. It was a sensual overload: the smells of exotic spices, honey, nuts, fruits, the jostling crowds, the […]

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CEMS Students Team with Engineers Without Borders to Recycle a Village’s Greywater

By Kim MacQueen They call it los meses de las vacas flacas – the months of the skinny cows. The phrase refers to the dry months in mountainous Nicaragua, where coffee is the principal crop. During the four rainy months of the year, coffee growers can harvest their cash crop and buy enough food to […]

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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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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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How to Avoid Jet Lag in 6 Simple Steps

Whether you’re planning a short distance trip or going around the world, time in an airplane can send your body clock out of whack. Many of the UVM Travel Study courses travel for a one-week or two-week period, taking students around the world. With a busy schedule of activities, field visits, and exotic adventures, it’s […]

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Voluntourism: Navigating Service Abroad

In the past two decades, a new kind of travel, voluntourism, has taken learning opportunities to the next level. With this service-based travel, travelers venture abroad to take part in service projects around the world. As with volunteering locally, engaging in community service requires a certain level of social awareness, which is only intensified when […]

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Trekking Across the Classroom – Traveling to Nepal

By Lee Ann Cox It only happens once. For those with a passion for Nepal, nothing compares to that first encounter with the majesty and the madness, the peace and the pollution, absorbing a world that contains both the heavily populated city of Kathmandu and the hidden Kingdom of Mustang. As a former Peace Corps […]

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