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The HWS Update

The Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning will host a panel discussion with Hobart and William Smith alums who have recently returned from volunteering with the Peace Corps. On Tuesday, March 2, the Center for Community Engagement & Service-Learning will host a virtual Peace Corps event with four HWS alums from the Classes of 2017.

HWS commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Peace Corps by asking alums to reflect on their service as volunteers. Lucie Mendelson ’17 shares her experience as a Spanish literacy promoter in the Dominican Republic and what it was like to have her time cut short by the pandemic. On March 15, 2020, Lucie Mendelson ’17

The Center for Global Education and the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education now offer opportunities for remote international internships for eligible students. Hundreds of students had their study abroad experiences cut short or cancelled in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. With social distancing and quarantine protocols still in place for the

Funding from the Tanaka Memorial Foundation allowed Carly Shiever ’21 to hold a remote internship and Associate Professor of History Lisa Yoshikawa to pursue continued book research. A portion of a $10,000 grant from the Tanaka Memorial Foundation allowed international relations and Asian studies double major Carly Shiever ’21 to complete an internship with the

Through a virtual version of the HWS Japanese Program’s weekly language table, students on campus are learning with and from their peers in Tokyo. This fall, Kyoko Klaus, the Tanaka Lecturer in Asian Studies, developed the new approach to the regular language table in consultation with Technos College in Japan, where HWS has maintained a

This month, four Hobart and William Smith students tackled climate change and sustainable development in the International Leadership Association’s virtual leadership competition. Camila Goclowski ’22, William Koepp ’23, Emma MacShara ’22 and Allison Jordan ’21 competed alongside their peers in the “International Student Case Competition: Students Leading for Impact,” which asked participants to develop an

With support from the Julius G. Blocker ’53 Endowed Fund, HWS students pursue cultural research in Germany each semester and, upon their return to campus, present their insights and experiences to the HWS community at the annual Blocker Showcase. Last spring and summer, study abroad programs were cut short or canceled due to COVID-19, including

Hobart and William Smith have created a new international internship pilot program to ensure students develop career skills and global connection even as the pandemic continues to limit travel. During the spring 2021 semester, a small number of internship placements will be available through the collaborative efforts of the Center for Global Education (CGE) and

Student Writer in the Office of Communications Tolulope “Lulu” Arasanyin ’21 posed this question – When did you feel like a local? – to students who studied abroad in spring 2020. Students shared memories of homemade dinners with their host families, classes taken in the same city that inspired Cezanne’s masterpieces, and learning how to

The Center for Global Education has announced new Short-term Study Abroad programs for the summer of 2021 and in December of 2021-January 2022. HWS faculty-led programs will be offered to countries in South East Asia, Latin America and Europe, where students can participate in a range of opportunities including learning from entrepreneurs in Scotland, exploring