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Studying Abroad

Tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 1, is the first annual Study Abroad Fair for Washington and Lee students that the students themselves have organized. Rather than having outside agencies promoting their particular programs, this event features students who have been abroad talking about their experiences. The fair is organized by destination and is not specific to programs or majors. It’s in the Science Center from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Currently, 57 W&L students are studying abroad in 15 different countries. We hope they’re all having the kind of experience that Kate Cancelmo is having in Paris. A journalism and mass communication major, Kate, a member of the Class of 2012, is keeping up her blog, Joie de vivre, during her time in Paris. It’s not only a good read but has some excellent photography, too.

Here’s a section from her latest post: “Everyday I have a moment when I can’t believe I’m actually living in Paris until May. Sometimes that moment comes walking in Ladurée or while riding the metro, but today it came crouched in my tiny Euro shower. What I love most so far is not knowing what to expect the next day. I learn and see something new every single day.”

Back in December, before they left for their foreign destinations, several students appeared on “Radio IE,” the WLUR program hosted by Larry Boetsch, director of international education and a member of the W&L Class of ’69, and talked about their upcoming trips. You can listen to an archive of that program below:

And you can listen to “Radio IE” every Monday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on WLUR. All the archives from the current year are also available online.