Jill Olson, a graduating senior at Iowa State, has received a highly prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Award enabling her to serve as an English teaching assistant in a school in Taiwan for 11 months. The Fulbright Program, administered by the U.S. State Department, seeks to provide professional advancement and cross-cultural experiences. Olson, a psychology and … Continue reading Jill Olson Launches Her International Career with a Fulbright Award
How do you launch into a new life when graduating during a global pandemic? For Timothy Peterson (’20 Spanish) plans kept changing, and he kept rolling with it. Step by step, he’s managed to forge ahead without always knowing how things would turn out. His current career trajectory started nearly four years ago. While … Continue reading The First Adventure After Iowa State
When it comes to attracting students to the Languages and Cultures for Professions program (LCP), there’s nothing like a personal testimonial from an alum. As a successful LCP graduate who also lives in Ames, Jesse Leonard (‘14 mechanical engineering, German) has returned to campus several times over the years to give just that at workshops and information … Continue reading Jesse Leonard: Engineering as a Global Career
Over the years, Juan Trujillo (’90 Spanish) has worn several hats: first responder, Spanish teacher, and amateur radio operator. All three came into play when he volunteered with relief efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria in 2017—and again, when he returned to the island earlier this year after the series of earthquakes. The … Continue reading The Three Hats of Juan Trujillo
If you haven’t met Ben Spick, you’re seriously missing out. The moment you meet Ben, you notice their kindness, zeal for life, and openness to listen and learn, wherever the conversation may go. We caught up with Ben a few weeks ago in a bustling coffee shop in the Drake neighborhood of Des Moines. Our … Continue reading WLC Alum Helps Refugees Save for Home
It’s been quite a year for us here in WLC. The biggest changes have probably come from our recent merger with Anthropology . We are really excited about working with our new colleagues and WLC is even better than it was before. The Anthro faculty have just moved to Pearson Hall, so come and visit ALL … Continue reading 2016-2017 Highlights
By: Carly Johansen We love our students! We love the fresh faces we see each Fall, and we love the familiar ones we’ve come to know. One of the things this department prides itself on is that we get to know our students and help them create a home away from home. Each day, we hope that … Continue reading And You Thought YOUR Seniors Were Cool
Grace Davis is an ISU and WLC Alumna who currently lives and works in Cádiz, Spain. Here, she shares her experiences as an international explorer experiencing something that is oh-so-very-Spanish where she is living.