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HWS Reentry Program Inspires

The Colleges’ work with digital storytelling as part of the Center for Global Education’s study abroad program was recently noted in an article in IIENetworker, the Institute of International Education’s magazine.

“A big challenge for students returning from study abroad is that, while it’s a really pivotal experience for them, the people they want to share it with don’t have a lot of time to listen,” the article quotes Doug Reilly, programming coordinator for the Center for Global Education. “They want to hear the bottom line, which is difficult for students to articulate. The joke is that you’ve got about three minutes to explain three very eventful months of your life.”

The article notes the Lebanon Valley College Study Abroad Office designed a reentry program that utilizes digital storytelling, inspired in part by the HWS program.

In 2010, NAFSA: Association of International Educators recognized Hobart and William Smith as one of five colleges and universities in the country with the Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. The Simon Award has named 40 colleges in its eight year history, including this year’s fellow recipients: Carnegie Mellon University, Loyola University, Northeastern University, and the University of San Francisco.

A hallmark of the 2010 Simon Award winners is the support and participation of their campus leadership, faculty, visiting scholars, staff, students, and communities in creating an integrated global approach to the curriculum, campus programs, and outreach on their campuses. The award is given to institutions where international education is infused into the learning environment. The award recognizes the Colleges’ commitment to intercultural understanding in providing a rigorous, interdisciplinary, liberal arts education that produces globally engaged graduates.

The full article is available online.