Tails from Abroad: IUP Hawks talk about transformations through travel.
By IUP Hawks Abroad
Tails from Abroad: IUP Hawks talk about transformations through travel. Sep 27, 2020
USA to Lithuania - IUP ROTC International Leadership Journey
After graduating from Ligonier Valley High School, PA, Ryan Redilla enlisted in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. Hear his story and journey abroad with IUP ROTC for the Cultural Understanding Leadership Program in 2018. This IUP alumni BA '19, MA '20 is currently serving in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard as a Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant. Hear his plans for continued travel and service.
Chad and Chelsea: IUP Alumni living independently in China, find friendship and love in their shared experience.
Chad and Cheslea Buckwalter, both IUP alumni talk about their time in China. They didn't go together, but both spent a number of years there and rekindled their friendship upon returning to the US. Hear where they are now and what their plans are. Enjoy!
Studying Chinese with IUP Alum, Fulbright and Boren awardee Daniel Wethli
Dan Wethli, IUP alum BA Philosophy '19 who studied abroad in China, awarded the country's top prestigious awards: Fulbright and Boren fellowships to continue his work and studies in China talks to us about what it was like going abroad and being in Wuhan, China in the Fall of 2019 and early January of 2020. Be sure to listen to the end to hear where in the world Dan is now, studying Chinese ... the answer may surprise you -- it's not China!
Study Abroad and Chemistry: The perfect formula for Professor Nate McElroy
Listen along as Dr. Nate McElroy, Chemistry Professor and IUP alum '94 (BS Chemistry), talks about his first study abroad experience as an undergraduate student in the '90s with IUP in Germany. Then listen to how this chemistry grad found himself living overseas and exploring all that France has to offer with his wife, Dana (nee Phillips) -- also an IUP alum '94 (BS Chemistry)! If you'd like to learn more about his projects with local distilleries and/or encourage him to offer that "tasty Chemistry course" you can write to him at Nathan.McElroy@iup.edu. Head over to @iuphawksabroad Instagram page to see photos from his travels discussed on the show.
Research in Antarctica: Provost Timothy Moerland talks travel and leadership
What is the favorite travel location for the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs? What does he have to say about studying abroad in general? What crossing made him seasick? Listen as we hear from Dr. Moerland about his travels and how he feels international experiences and leadership go hand-in-hand. See photos from Dr. Moerland's travels on our Instagram page @iuphawksabroad.
A family affair: Devon Caples and his parents, Michille and Robert talk about traveling in China
Devon and his parents talk to us about Devon's experiences in China Summer 2019 into February 2020. Hear from Devon about how it was to study and learn in a global classroom and from his parents Michille and Robert who watched the transformation first hand...when they visited in January 2020. Listen to hear the different perspectives on one student's journey.
Hola! Spanish Professor Marveta Ryan-Sams takes us back to her first travels abroad
Join us as we listen to Marveta as she remembers and talks about her extensive travels in Mexico, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, and Cuba. What ties them all together and what is the advice she gives for any traveler? Listen and find out!
SPECIAL EPISODE: THE STUDENT JOURNEY
HEAR SOME FIRST-HAND ACCOUNTS OF HOW TRAVEL TRANSFORMED THE LIVES OF STUDENTS BOTH TO AND FROM INDIANA. WE HEAR HOW COMING HOME PRESENTED CHALLENGES AFTER A HALF-YEAR OF SELF DISCOVERY ABROAD, HOW LEARNING TO ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES PREPARES YOU FOR THE WORKFORCE, AND HOW A SERIES OF FORTUNATE ENCOUNTERS AND KINDNESS WERE NOT FORGOTTEN.
Perfect Harmony: Linda Jennings on travels and playing cello in Thailand
How did this artist end up in Thailand? List as we hear what she believes is the universal language that helps us all communicate. BONUS: hear the Litton Quartet recording on the show! Not sure who they are? Listen here and you'll be an instant fan!
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Reptiles, scorpions, and bugs: Joe Townsend talks about Honduran Rainforest adventures
Listen along and see just how many new species my guest has discovered - and how many more just might be out there? How did this biology professor get interested in studying in Honduras? Why is he still there? And what is his favorite international experience? Hint: it's not in South America! Go to our Instagram account to see photos of Joe in Honduras--and some snakes :)
AS DISCUSSED IN THE EPISODE:
Walk 500 miles in Spain with Dawn Smith-Sherwood
Listen as this Spanish Professor talks about her first overseas experience and subsequent trips to Spain. What brought her to tears while walking 500 miles across Spain? Hint: It wasn't the shoes. What is her favorite place to visit and on her must-visit list? The answer might surprise you!
Michele Petrucci got more than she bargained for in 1986's Germany.
What experience from her young adulthood does this world traveler think about every time she travels abroad? How do you become a Senior International Officer and how do you "Internationalize" at home? Come along as we chat briefly with this long time traveler about her experiences.
Backpacker - turned - Law Professor, Henry Webb talks Europe, Vietnam and Qatar
What didn't he have the guts to do? Listen as this backpacker-turned-Law Professor tells stories about living and working abroad. Henry Webb, a university professor of Business Law, talks about getting the travel bug and how he lived in Vietnam and Qatar and his various other international travels. Listen to find out what's next for him and how you can follow his projects.
Mysteries in Mongolia: Francis Allard and his travels in Asia
Francis Allard, an archaeologist who holds degrees in anthropology, biology, and museum studies, talks about his time traveling and studying around the world. His research focuses on the archaeology of East Asia. He's also traveled to Asia with IUP students on numerous occasions. Just what is under those stone piles in Mongolia? Come along and find out!