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
Associate Teaching Professor of Spanish Julie Wilhelm writes about what students can expect from her post-study abroad course. “We talked a lot about reverse culture shock after coming home and this class and instructor helped me unpack emotional baggage I didn’t even know I had.” This comment from a former student aptly explains one … Continue reading Learning to Think Globally after Study Abroad
This summer marks the start of two new study abroad options for Spanish students, and one of these is a summer in Cuenca, Ecuador. ISU Global Internships and Language: Summer in Cuenca Ecuador seeks to fulfill a WLC department goal to “educate and prepare globally informed and cultural-competent citizens who understand the reciprocal impact of … Continue reading Gaining Global Experience
Introduce yourself! What brought you to Iowa State? My name is Jacob, and I’m a junior at ISU. I grew up on a farm and always wanted to go into agriculture, so I came to ISU to first study agricultural business, and then I switched to agronomy. I threw German in there because I wanted … Continue reading Willkomma in Deidschländle: A Year in Germany with CBYX
For the past four years, the Department of World Languages and Cultures has had the opportunity to have Student Ambassadors. These students are some of the best in our department- representing various programs, interests and experiences. This Fall, all of our ambassadors are as outstanding as usual, and we got the opportunity to sit down … Continue reading Joi Latson: Impacted by GLOBE
As you probably know by now, we send more students and faculty all over the world, on all kinds of adventures than any other department on campus. We all have summer #GOALS , our seniors are moving on, and over 160 students are headed abroad with WLC this summer! Read more on some of the contributing programs, … Continue reading Sparking an Interest Abroad
I developed many professional skills and gained valuable career experience that will help me in the job market. I hope my experience in Ecuador working with Manna will inspire someone else to seize this wonderful learning experience.