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Katherine Marcoux ’14 Awarded Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Andorra

Posted May 8, 2014

Katherine Marcoux’s passion for  learning languages began at a young age. As a child, her family moved to Italy and then Japan, where she immersed herself in the different cultures and languages. In high school, she studied French and Spanish, took a semester of Mandarin, and continued to study Japanese. “I think being exposed to […]

Tianyuan Zhang ’15 Reports Back From Internship in Sochi Russia

Posted March 27, 2014

Tianyuan Zhang ’15, as well as Sara Powell ’15 and Haverford student Katherine Mahoney ’14, spent three weeks interning at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia earlier this year. The three Russian majors worked as interns with NBCUniversal, broadcaster of the 2014 Olympics, serving as tour guides. “As Russian speakers, Sara, Kate, I all […]

Bryn Mawr Students Check in From Across the Globe on New Study Abroad Blog

Posted February 27, 2014
Madeleine Johnson

Read about and see photos of student experiences in Hungary, Denmark, Costa Rica, New Zealand, and other locations across the globe on the new Bryn Mawr College Study Abroad Program blog, Time Abroad. Time Abroad allows students to share their adventures abroad with the Bryn Mawr College community and beyond by featuring regular blog posts […]

360° Offerings for Fall 2013 Announced

Posted March 28, 2013

Bryn Mawr is offering four 360° course clusters for the fall 2013 semester. “Contemplative Traditions” will be the first repeat 360° and “To Protect the Health of the Public,” “Modern Art in Exhibition,” and “Perspectives on Sustainability: Disasters and Rebuilding in Japan,” will be offered for the first time. “The 360° clusters offered this fall […]

Students Travel to Marseille, France, as Part of 360°

Posted March 21, 2013

As part of “The Mediterranean as a Crossroads: History, Migrations, Identities,” one of three 360° course clusters being offered this spring, students traveled to Marseille, France, during spring break. In addition to touring the area, they spent time with social workers to get a better understanding of the challenges facing modern immigrants in the region. […]

Students Prepare for Spring Junior Year Abroad

Posted December 13, 2012

On Tuesday, Dec. 11, 20 students gathered in Dalton Hall to prepare for their spring semester junior year abroad. This year, 38 students will be traveling to 17 different countries around the world. The orientation session was run by Assistant Dean and Director of International Programs Theresa Cann, who provided important information on health and […]

Bryn Mawr Among Top Fulbright Producers in 2012

Posted June 21, 2012
photo of Johanna Best

Once again, Bryn Mawr is one of the top liberal-arts colleges in the country in the number of students winning the prestigious Fulbright awards, according to this chart posted on the Fulbright Student Program’s website. More than half of Bryn Mawr’s applicants received awards, giving the College a higher success rate than any other school […]

Sherella Williams ’12 Receives Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Austria

Posted May 10, 2012

Sherella Williams ’12 has accepted a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to teach in Linz, Austria. Williams, who is an English major with a minor in German, began studying German in middle school—but it wasn’t until Bryn Mawr that she truly fell in love with the language and Germanic literature. “I didn’t come to Bryn Mawr expecting […]

Bryn Mawr Students Study in St. Petersburg as Part of Russian Flagship Program

Posted May 3, 2012
Photo of St. Petersburg church

Bryn Mawr students Marina Kec ’12 and Brandy Thoma ’12 have spent the past nine months immersed in Russian culture as part of a rigorous program available only at a few select colleges and universities. The Russian Flagship Program is an academic track open to all Tri-Co undergraduates who wish to attain superior Russian-language proficiency through an […]

Bryn Mawr Student Brielle Stark ’12 Wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship to Pursue Ph.D. in Neuroscience

Posted February 16, 2012
photo of Brie Stark

Senior Brielle C. Stark’s last-minute decision to apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship felt like a shot in the dark. After being passed over for the Rhodes Scholarship, Stark was skeptical about her chances; however, she learned last week that she had been chosen as a 2012 Gates Cambridge Scholar. This scholarship provides Stark with […]

Bryn Mawr Alumnae and Parents of Students Meet in Singapore to Found International Advisory Council

Posted January 26, 2012

In early January a group made up of Bryn Mawr alumnae and parents of Bryn Mawr students met in Singapore as founding members of the College’s International Advisory Council. The 11 council members in Singapore were joined by three additional council members via video conference. The council is being asked to help increase Bryn Mawr’s  […]

Bryn Mawr Student Nina R.W. Cohen Earns Rhodes Scholarship

Posted December 1, 2011

Although both of her parents are physicians, Nina R. W. Cohen ’12 of Newton, Mass., who was recently named a 2012 Rhodes Scholar, has had a very specific career outside of medicine in mind for as long as she can remember. “From early childhood I’ve dreamed of being a judge,” says Cohen. “At five years […]

Opportunity May Knock at Summer-Funding Fair

Posted October 27, 2011

Last summer, some Bryn Mawr students traveled to Wyoming to collect data that may help determine how mountain ranges came to be distributed across western North America. Another spent time in Paris and Chicago, comparing the effects hosting World’s Fairs in the late 19th century had on the two cities’ development. Others worked to improve […]

Bryn Mawr President Joins Higher Education Leaders in England for Forum on Global Collaborations

Posted October 20, 2011

Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe is among the higher education leaders from the United States and the United Kingdom gathering at Windsor Castle in England this week to explore how existing U.S.-U.K. partnerships can expand to include the higher-education sectors in rapidly developing nations. The meeting has been dubbed “The Higher Education Policy Forum” […]

Students Explore Issues of Human Development, Education, and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa in 360º That Includes Trip to Ghana

Posted October 20, 2011

In the Spring of 2012 a group of students and three faculty members will engage in a 360º course cluster exploring issues of human development, education, and culture with a specific focus on sub-Saharan Africa. The 360º includes a trip to the Titagya school in rural Ghana. 360º: Learning and Narrating Childhoods consists of three […]

Follow Bryn Mawr Students’ Japan Trip Through Contemplative Traditions Course Blog

Posted September 29, 2011
A student photographs a monastery garden

Students enrolled in the 360° course cluster on contemplative traditions have embarked on a trip to Japan with their professors. Professor of Chemistry Michelle Francl is keeping a verbal and photographic record of the trip on the course blog.

Didem Uca ’11 Wins Fulbright to Turkey, Prompting First Trip to Homeland

Posted June 17, 2011

The Fulbright Commission of Turkey, the last country to make its Fulbright grant decisions, announced last week that it had awarded an English Teaching Assistantship to Didem Uca ’11, who graduated from Bryn Mawr in May with a double major in German and comparative literature. The announcement brings the total number of Fulbrights awarded to […]

2011 Fulbright Tally: Seven Grants to Bryn Mawr Students

Posted May 16, 2011
Photo of Gretchen Knoth

Update: In June, the Turkish Fulbright Committee, the last to make its awards, announced that Didem Uca ’11 had been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. In  August, we learned that Sarah Watson ’11 had also raising been awarded a Fulbright ETA, raising Bryn Mawr’s 2011 total from five to seven. By year’s end, five […]

360° Students and Faculty Travel to Vienna over Spring Break

Posted March 31, 2011

Earlier this month 18 students spent spring break in Vienna with Professor Imke Meyer of the German Department and History of Art Professor Christiane Hertel as part of the College’s current 360°, “The Last Days of Habsburg: Vienna 1900 and the End of an Empire.” Related Post Fall 2011 360° Contemplative Traditions Packed into the […]

GSAS Student Lori Felton Wins Fulbright Grant to Fund a New Look at Egon Schiele’s Troubling Portraits

Posted March 24, 2011

The mysterious Doppelgänger in the intense, often disturbing portraiture of Austrian Expressionist artist Egon Schiele has long been a subject of discussion among art historians and critics. Did the impetus that prompted Schiele’s use of the Doppelgänger leave its traces elsewhere in Schiele’s portraiture? Thanks to a Fulbright research grant, Lori Felton, a Ph.D. student […]

Tsuda College, BMC’s Japanese Sister School, Escapes Serious Damage, but not Power and Water Shortages

Posted March 22, 2011

Tsuda College, the Japanese women’s college founded by Bryn Mawr alumna Umeko Tsuda in 1900, survived the devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 11 with minimal permanent damage to its students, faculty, staff, and infrastructure, Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe reports after reaching out to Tsuda President Masako Iino. Tsuda has, however, been affected by […]

Bryn Mawr Delegation Finds Inspiration, Opportunity, and Plenty of Traffic in Bangladesh

Posted February 24, 2011
Bryn Mawr Students in Chittagong

Bryn Mawr students and faculty members reported on a trip to Dhaka and Chittagong, Bangladesh, where they visited the Asian University for Women and attended an international development conference organized by the university … Read more

Registration Open for Free Workshops With Interdisciplinary Arts Pioneer Meredith Monk

Posted January 11, 2011

Interdisciplinary arts pioneer Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble will be performing at Goodhart Hall on on Sunday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. in the McPherson Auditorium as part of the Performing Arts Series and the College’s 125th Anniversary. Leading up to the performance, Monk will be in residence for a week on Bryn Mawr’s campus […]

President-Elect of the Association of International Education Administrators To Join Bryn Mawr as Senior Advisor for International Initiatives

Posted October 14, 2010

Bryn Mawr alumna Susan Sutton ’69 will be returning to the College in January as a special consultant. She will serve as the College’s Senior Advisor for International Initiatives, announced Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe today.

Culture Shock Gives Way to Personal Growth, Say Study-Abroad Veterans

Posted October 14, 2010
A television screenshot of Kuang, right, and a fellow CIEE student as finalists in Radio Taiwan International

Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe recently hosted a “study-abroad showcase” in which three seniors shared the experiences of their junior year abroad. The president opened the meeting, speaking of her deep interest in enhancing global networks within the Bryn Mawr community. Spending an academic semester or more in another country, she said, is a […]

Interactive Map Shows Global Reach of Bryn Mawr Faculty Research, With More to Come

Posted September 9, 2010
A screenshot of the "Bryn Mawr in the World" map

Today, Bryn Mawr College is launching “Bryn Mawr in the World,” an interactive map designed to give visitors to the College’s website a quickly comprehensible, visual representation of the College’s global reach, with links to further information about Bryn Mawr’s international connections.

Bryn Mawr Women Go Places in the Summer … and Blog About It

Posted May 28, 2010
screenshot of blog

Mumbai, France, Oregon, the lab, the theater, the city, the country, the burbs. A summer of service, a summer of research, a summer of work, a summer of learning something new. Mawrters go places in the summer! Now there is a forum for the musings of these intrepid adventurers: Bryn Mawr Women Go Places in […]

GSSWSR Student Wins Fulbright to Research Women’s Education in Ghana

Posted May 13, 2010

How does adult education benefit women in Ghana, their families, and their communities? Kyra Turner-Zogbekor, a Ph.D. candidate in social work and social research, will use a Fulbright Research Grant to investigate that question next year in Accra, Ghana. Turner-Zogbekor will collaborate with the University of Ghana‘s Center for Gender Studies and Advocacy and its […]

Urban Bush Women, Acogny Celebrate Reopening of Goodhart

Posted February 1, 2010

Celebrate the reopening of Goodhart Hall with an evening of powerful, compelling dance as renowned dance troupe Urban Bush Women performs with Senegalese dance legend Germaine Acogny and Pape Ibrahima Ndiaya on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. Read more»

Bryn Mawr Celebrates International Education Week

Posted November 12, 2009

Bryn Mawr College will celebrate the extraordinary experiences of its students who study abroad and the innumerable contributions of its international students, faculty, and staff next week with a series of events marking International Education Week, Nov. 16-20 … Read more»

Childhood Questions Prompt a Cities Major’s Summer Research in Ghana

Posted August 27, 2009

When she was growing up in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Akua Nyame-Mensah ’10 often traveled to neighboring Ghana to visit her relatives. Although she loved seeing her family, Nyame-Mensah says, “I complained about the underdeveloped infrastructure.” Why, she wondered, did Côte d’Ivoire have more and better roads than Ghana did? Why did access to running water […]

Anthro-linguistics major Maureen Hoffman ’09 chooses between Fulbright and JET Program

Posted April 27, 2009

One day last month, Maureen Hoffmann was thrilled to learn that she had been selected for a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Taiwan. Later the same day, she was informed that she had also been accepted into the Japan Exchange and Teaching program (JET), a language-teaching exchange sponsored by the Japanese government. For Hoffmann, […]