As a German studies and international affairs double major and French minor at Transy, senior Savannah Lambert has developed impressive language skills and a deep knowledge of the world. But there’s no substitute for experience, which is how she found herself in Regensburg, Germany, studying through the Kentucky Institute for International Studies Germany Spring Semester program.
While the pandemic has pretty much ground any globetrotting to a halt, three Transylvania students look forward to taking advantage of a prestigious scholarship that will financially support their studying abroad — once it’s safe.
During the first year of Transylvania’s Study Abroad Peer Ambassador program, students have acted as peer advisers, assisted with planning events, redesigned the school’s study abroad social media platforms, and launched a page on the 1780 blog called To Broadway and Beyond.
Transylvania’s Cardwell Scholarship provides the funds for students to study in a French-speaking country.
While COVID-19 has scuttled this year’s travel plans, returning students at least can imagine where they might be off to next year — Transylvania’s Office of Global and Intercultural Engagement recently announced its May term travel courses for 2021.
Psychology and music major Grace Kim studied in Seoul, South Korea, during fall term 2019.
Courtney Smith, Transylvania’s director of global and intercultural engagement, has started a new pen pal program for students, who can’t travel because of the pandemic.
Now back at Transylvania, six students who recently studied abroad share their overseas experiences.
Transylvania’s Alternative Winter Break highlights the value of service in a liberal arts education — and it’s a way for students to make meaningful connections with people in another country.
Junior Grace Kim is studying in Seoul, South Korea, through the new GlobalTransy program.