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The Study Abroad Experience
4-session workshop
May 6-13

Please select either the full 4-session course or individual sessions below.
Dickinson Price: $50 each class or $150 for entire course.

Friends & Family Price: $60 each class or $200 for entire course.

FROM TOULOUSE, FRANCE
Thursday, May 6 AND Tuesday, May 11, 2021
2–3 p.m. EDT
My French Savoir Faire: How Study Abroad Shapes a Professional ‘Me’
A series of two workshops that create quality time and space to recall, recount and reevaluate the importance of past study abroad experiences in one’s personal and professional narrative. We’ll work to develop a way to articulate your personal skillset as it relates to your study abroad experience. Hear from a few Dickinson-en-France alumni and discover the highlights of their stories. Plan on spending approximately two hours of individual work between the two sessions. * A 2-part class, must register for both classes

Deliverables from the sessions include:

  • personalized feedback from a professor and qualitative research specialist (J. Carnine); and
  • an updated CV and a revised “personal statement” that tell an authentic story of your potential.

Faculty: Julia Carnine, Ph.D., is director of the Dickinson program in France and contributing faculty in Dickinson’s French and Francophone studies department. She has 20 years of experience in international education, having served five years as director for the LIU’s Global College in Hangzhou, China, before coming to France in 2002. Carnine also teaches in intercultural programs at the University of Toulouse and conducts research on social networks in international student mobility. Having researched higher education and its relation to employability across Europe, North America and Asia, Carnine has given much consideration to the importance of self-reflection and creative leveraging of personal events toward crafting a personalized professional narrative.

Laura Raynaud ’01 is administrative director of Dickinson-in-France. In this role, she puts the pieces in place so students can make the most of their immersion experiences in Toulouse, France. She is particularly interested in fostering meaningful relationships between students and the Toulouse community—including homestays and volunteer work—and networking between former program participants. In the 20 years she has worked for at Dickinson-in-France, Raynaud has presented at international conferences on best practices in homestay support and the intergenerational aspects of study abroad. She is an active member of the Association des Programmes Universitaires Américians (APUAF) and has developed guidelines for mitigating risk related to COVID-19. Raynaud studied through the Dickinson-in-France program (1999-2000) and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Toulouse (‘04).
Registration deadline: May 5

FROM SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
3–4 p.m. EDT
How to Discover Other Sides of a Country Through Study Abroad
Choosing to study abroad can be not only one of the most enriching, rewarding, interesting and stimulating educational experiences of your life, but also a way to immerse yourself in the culture and discovery of a country. Everybody knows study abroad can be difficult. However, it is opportunity for personal growth and development. Let us present you with four unique study-abroad opportunities that students often do not consider and people do not talk much about:

  1. gaining interpersonal skills;
  2. gaining career opportunities;
  3. discovering a new career path; and
  4. finding international job prospects.

We are going to present some thoughts on study abroad in Brazil. These testimonials will show you how to realize the benefits of the study abroad experience more fully in your academic and personal life.

Faculty: Giselda Pereira is resident director of Dickinson’s Brazil study-abroad program and a Dickinson contributing faculty member.
She holds a Ph.D. in letters from Mackenzie Presbyterian University. She received her M.A. in applied linguistics from the University of São Paulo (USP) and her B.A. in philosophy from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP). She has administered the Portuguese language exam (CELPE Bras), a certificate of proficiency in Portuguese for Foreigners (PFL), developed and granted by the Brazilian Ministry of Education and Culture. She is the author of Fala & Ação – Activity Book for Portuguese as a Foreign Language, a guide for foreigners and teachers in Brazil. Pereira has been involved with international higher education since 2002. She worked for the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE-SP) for 15 years as Portuguese language professor and coordinator for liberal arts and business programs. She also has acted as pedagogical coordinator of Adus Institute for Refugees. She has taught communication, sociology, social and corporate responsibility” and organizational behavior at a technology college in São Paulo and has taught Portuguese language and Brazilian culture at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Business Administration College). Currently, she teaches Portuguese language at CET Academic Programs. Her areas of interest are second-language acquisition, Lusophony studies, national identity and cultural studies. She also lectures on PLF and PLA in conferences at universities throughout Brazil.
Registration deadline: May 11

FROM BOLOGNA, ITALY
Thursday, May 13, 2021
2–3 p.m. EDT
Viva Bologna: History and Memories of Dickinson’s Oldest Program Abroad
On November 13, 1964, The Dickinsonian announced faculty’s approval of the first study abroad program in Bologna (Italy) to be led by K. Robert Nilsson, professor of political science. The announcement noted: “The program, to be inaugurated in the fall of 1965, is unmatched in undergraduate institutions.” More than 50 years later, how has the college’s first program abroad changed? This class will share a brief history of the foundation of the Dickinson program in Bologna, its evolution over the course of the past five decades and how it has adapted to today’s students’ interests and changing local and global conditions.

Faculty: Bruno Grazioli, Resident Director, Italian Studies Program (Dickinson-in-Italy)
Bruno has studied in Italy and the U.K., where he earned bachelor’s degrees in English and French and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Italian studies. He lived for over a decade in the United States, where he taught Italian at a private liberal arts college in the Northeast and served as academic director for study-abroad programs in Florence (2011-12, 2014-15). In 2018 Bruno relocated to Italy and launched the Italian studies program to offer Dickinson students the opportunity to delve into Italian culture and further their knowledge of the language. To this end, he has developed and taught a course on Italian activism, combining traditional instruction in class with volunteerism/community engagement work through local organizations. Bruno has faculty status at the college and maintains active collaboration with the Italian department.

Ellen Laird ’02 is the administrative director of the Dickinson-in-Italy program. Laird earned bachelor’s degrees in English and Italian studies from Dickinson, where she also spent her junior year studying abroad in Bologna, Italy. She returned home from that year in Bologna knowing that she would live abroad again. After graduation, she returned to Italy and taught English for a few years before she began working for the Dickinson-in-Italy program in Bologna. During her time with Dickinson, she has also earned an MBA from the Bologna Business School of the University of Bologna. As administrative director of Dickinson-in-Italy, she manages academic, administrative and student-life aspects of the program in addition to collaborating with colleagues to foster global learning through the curriculum and culturally immersive experience in Bologna.

Elena Giulia Dall’Acqua is the program associate for the Dickinson-in-Italy program. A native of the Marche region, Dall’Acqua holds a bachelor’s degree in classics from the University of Macerata and an M.A. in Italian studies from the University of Bologna. While earning her master's degree, she did an internship at the Eastern College Consortium (E.C.Co), a study abroad program in Bologna offered by Vassar College, Wellesley College and Wesleyan University. During her internship, she developed a strong interest in international education. Upon completing her master's degree, she began working for Dickinson’s study abroad program in Bologna in 2017. In her role as program associate, Dall’Acqua is responsible for student support and resources, student housing, cultural and language exchange opportunities, administrative aspects of the program, and social media management.
Registration deadline: May 12

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Thursday May 6
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
My French Savoir Faire: How Study Abroad Shapes a Professional 'Me' (Meets May 6 & May 11)
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Wednesday May 12
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
How to Discover Other Sides of a Country Through Study Abroad
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Thursday May 13
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Viva Bologna: History and Memories of Dickinson's Oldest Program Abroad
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The Study Abroad Experience:
Full 4-session Course
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$150.00
Friends & Family Full Course
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$200.00
From Toulouse, France Part 1 & 2:
Dickinson Community
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$100.00
Friends & Family
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$120.00
From Sao Paulo, Brazil:
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$50.00
Friends & Family
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$60.00
From Bologna, Italy:
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$50.00
Friends & Family
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$60.00
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