In December, students take advantage of life-changing study abroad opportunities.
Jan. 24, 2011—North Central College’s trimester format offers students a break from regular classes between Thanksgiving and the new year. During December—or D-Term—students can take advantage of North Central’s study abroad opportunities.
Over D-Term, students of Greg Wolf, associate professor of German, are posting periodic reports and photos chronicling their experiences in Berlin.
Over D-Term, Bridget Boynton '11, Rebecca Samson '12, Louis Waldmeirand '13 and associate professor of German, Gregory H. Wolf, are posting periodic reports and photos chronicling their experiences in Berlin. You can access the blog at http://blogs.northcentralcollege.edu/berlin/.
Gregory H. Wolf, associate professor of German, was an active participant at the international conference of the German Studies Association in Oakland, Calif., in October. He organized a roundtable discussion on the topic “Advocating German in German Studies” and spoke about the role of language in cultural studies. He also presented the response paper “Writing Narratives: History, Identity and Voice in German Literature” in a session on 20th century German literature.
The Office of International Programs welcomes 41 new students who are part of a record 54 nonimmigrant international students enrolled at North Central College this fall.
They come from 28 countries and include new first year and transfer students, returning students, eight graduate students, 16 new exchange students and five who are sponsored by the Global UGRAD program.
The most ever student-researchers from North Central College—32—were accepted to attend the National Conference for Undergraduate Research in April. "This is impressive because we’ve never had this many students apply and it really reflects a changing culture here, a true culture of inquiry,” says Perry Hamalis, director of the Office of Academic Opportunities and assistant professor of religious studies.
Six students traveled around the world this summer to research various topics. Each student applied for and received a Richter Independent Study Fellowship grant to support costs associated with their research. The students and their summer projects included:
Mallory Blanchard ’10, international business major. Traveled to Peru, project title: “Understanding Peruvian Work-Related Values.”