Wanderlust Wednesday Podcast

Wanderlust Wednesday Podcast!

Hear UMD students candidly talk about their experiences abroad while they share stories, travel tips, and more to get a glimpse into what day-to-day life was like. We’ll also invite and interview special guests such as our UMD faculty short-term program leaders, our staff, international partners, study abroad providers, and UMD alumni to talk about programs, the variety of opportunities available, and how study abroad played a role in shaping who some of our grads our today.

 

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Episodes

Episode 6: Faculty-led Program - Experiencing Italy: Art, Art History, & Music

In this Faculty-led Study Abroad series episode, we’ll introduce you to Associate Professor Dr. Jennifer Webb and Assistant Professor Betsy Hunt from the Department of Art and Design, along with Associate Dean Dr. Jefferson Campbell who is in the Department of Music. They'll talk about their exciting study abroad program opportunity (which is open to students of any major), Experiencing Italy: Art, Art History, and Music which will investigate the country's rich heritage in the arts. In this episode, we’ll get to know why the program leaders love what they do, and what it is that they are most excited to teach in their course abroad. Listen on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or other platforms listed on this page.

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Episode 5: Minnesota and Wisconsin meet Australia in the U.K.

Meet Kaylee, our peer advisor out of Duluth, MN, Jim out of Milwaukee, WI, and Jami tuning in from Melbourne, Australia as these good friends reminisce about their University of Birmingham study abroad experience in the U.K. They'll talk about how they chose their program, what it was like, tips, and how it impacted their lives moving forward. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or other platforms listed on this page.

 

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Episode 5: Minnesota & Wisconsin meet Australia in the U.K. Download MP3 file.

Episode 4: Faculty-led Study Abroad Series - Germany

This is the first episode of our Faculty-led Study Abroad series in which we’ll get to know a handful of our study abroad faculty-program leaders. In this recording, hear from Dr. Kristen Hylenski, an associate professor of German Studies at UMD. She and Dr. Holly Brining will be leading two study abroad programs to Germany: Language & Culture in Germany (an immersive German language course) and Berlin: Legends, Myth, Reality (a course that focuses on the tumultuous history and vibrant culture of Berlin). Listen in to get to know Dr. Hylenski and learn about both programs! Listen on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or other platforms listed here. View the recording with closed captions here.

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Episode 4: Faculty-led Study Abroad Series - Germany. Download mp3 file.

Episode 3: Meet our Peer Advisors

In this episode, meet our peer advisors: Matt, who went to New Zealand, Izzy, who studied in Australia, and Grace, went to Spain. They each went abroad for an entire semester and will talk about everything from choosing their location, what a typical day was like, and what their biggest takeaways were from their study abroad experience. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or other platforms listed here.

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Episode 2: Beckye & the British American Perspective

Beckye is from England. Our peer advisor Kaylee, met Beckye while she was studying abroad at the University of Birmingham. They’ll compare what college life is like in England to what it’s like here, and Beckye will also talk about her study abroad experience in the U.S. (as she was here when the pandemic hit). Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or other platforms listed here.

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Episode 2: Beckye & the British American Perspective. download mp3 file.