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…

Home Sweet Home

After three weeks in Montepulciano, Italy I have to say I’m ready to be home. As much as I loved my experience, nothing beats sleeping in your own bed and a good southern meal. Now that I’ve had time to think about my experience I’ve been able to weed out the things I found most…

Mastering Social Media

Hello everyone, This past week has been very busy but it was also filled with lots of education. Last week, I started to work on a communication plan. This is an assignment that was given to me by the Head of Communications for The American Heart Association. The plan is to reach out to persons…