Passport to the World Program enables the College to embark on yearlong explorations of the culture and history of a particular region or country. The program engages our community in crucial global conversations through public lectures, cultural events, courseworkand travel opportunities. After past programs with South Africa, China, Russia's Realms, Mexico, and the Middle-East. A&S is shifting its focus to Europe for the 2015-2016 academic year with Crossroads of the World!
Three students of Japan studies have been accepted by the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) program, sponsored by the Japanese government. Mikayla Rogers (Japan studies minor), Naomi Hayes (Japan studies minor), and Samantha Warford (Japan studies major)
Our fourth Language Talk: KWLA podcast, National Updates, features co-hosts Laura Roché Youngworth and Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby discussing with Jacque VanHouten, 2015 President of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, national issues and initiatives relevant to world language educators. Topics include current policy such as bi-lingual certification, curricular and instructional shifts, and advocacy opportunities for educators of languages. If you have an event or idea to share on the Outreach Clearinghouse, please contact Laura Roche (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby (email@example.com).
Not only an award-winning student, but Shaver is also working on two master's degrees currently: a Master’s in the Teaching of World Languages, focusing on German – and the other in Teaching English as a Second Language.