Thinking about studying abroad? We have that! Transy Study Abroad recently celebrated International Education Week from November 13th through the 17th. The State Department and the Department of Education encouraged universities around the world to celebrate and promote international education and exchange.
Director of Global and Intercultural Engagement Rachel Wilson shared what this looked like on Transylvania’s campus: “Here at Transy, we’ve done several events to promote study abroad opportunities and get students excited about going abroad and engaging internationally.”
The Multicultural Mocktail Mixer gave students a “small international experience on campus” with mocktails and snacks from four different countries. The Study Abroad Office had a table during Popcorn Wednesday for students to ask questions about the program. Friday’s International Donuts with the Dean was another chance for students to learn about their options, with the usual donuts being topped by miniature flags of various countries. Wilson stated the purpose of these events was “to increase visibility and get students excited about these opportunities.”
Wilson’s passion for studying abroad began when she was a student at Transy. “I fell in love with the whole idea that students can go abroad and have a really transformative experience.” After having lived in Columbia for eleven years, Wilson feels lucky to have the opportunity to help students experience other cultures through her alma mater.