travel study

In Cuba, Only Tourists Drink Mojitos

By Sarah L. Tichonuk He squatted, waiting tensely but patiently, and then seeing the right moment, he snuck the 9-inch blade under the armpit and into the heart, and withdrew it immediately. The pig reeled and squealed, but within 10 seconds, it was on the ground, the rope around its neck and snout went slack, […]

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UVM Is: Why Kim Howard Wants More Students to Study Abroad

Teaching in Japan was a life-changing experience for Kim Howard. After graduating from University of California, Berkeley, she lived in Japan for two years to teach, which sparked her passion for international education. These days, Howard is director of the Office of International Education at UVM. She is on a mission to encourage more students […]

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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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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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The Importance of Outdoor Leadership: An Inside Look

Looking for adventure in the great outdoors? Let John Abbott be your go-to guide. A faculty member in the UVM Environmental Studies and the Parks, Recreation and Tourism programs, Abbott has traveled with UVM students to explore the backcountry in the Adirondack and White Mountains, and in Peru and Ecuador. For Abbott, who began his […]

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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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New Orleans Jazz: Culture & History Come Alive Through Music

Ever since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, Brennan Bugbee (Class of ’16) has been curious about visiting the city. Bugbee is a UVM environmental chemistry student with a history minor, and a loyal fan of the New Orleans Saints. When Bugbee learned that he could earn UVM credit to travel to New Orleans […]

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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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