Getting going

I started scoping out my research yesterday, which meant going to establishments that I guessed would likely hire the seasonal J-1 Visa students. I expected that a lot of the small local businesses without big HR resources might be a good place to start. The first place I went to is a local favorite ice…

Guardando indietro.

June 29, 2018 Looking back (translation of the title) on my travels it makes me look back on my journey since I have started graduate school. I have always been a firm believer in experiential education whether it is studying abroad or going into the woods to learn. The experience is what helps influence the…

Bonjour from Strasbourg – Day 3

No shoes, no shirt, no service . . . Today, our team convened in the breakfast salon to meet up with a leadership team from West Virginia who would be taking the tour of the European Parliament and the Center of Information on European Institutions (CIIE). Our dress code simply advised us, no jeans, tee…

A lifetime in the making

I’ve arrived at the Delmarva (general term for this coastal area of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia) shore and am very excited to be getting started on my SEAM directed study experience! I’m particularly excited to be investigating a phenomenon that I’ve observed my whole life coming to the beach here around Ocean City, Maryland. I’m…

Bonjour from Strasbourg – Day 2

In order to know how language, culture, societal values, and even technology disruptors affect a city like Strasbourg, you have to know and understand its history. Today, our classroom experience began at the Musée d’Histoire (History Museum). To get to the museum, we took the local transportation with transit cards that have been provided for…

Crociani’s Instagram Invasion

Ciao from Montepulciano!! I have learned so much while working here at Crociani so far and I am only half way done with my 3-week experience! Susanna, who I am working for, has the most creative thoughts and ideas that she would like to implement, and I am so happy to be able to show…

Bonjour from Strasbourg – Day 1

It is our first official class day and it begins with breakfast. It’s a great way to erase the all the miles travelled through Turkey, then Frankfort and then finally Strasbourg. The arrival time at the castle {Chateau de Portales} was around 2:30 am. However the lessons started the moment the Public Administration team left…