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.

 

Where to listen

Episodes

Episode 9: Faculty-led Program - Jamaica Roots & Rebellion

In this Faculty-led Study Abroad Program series episode, we’ll get to know David Woodward, one of the leaders of our “Jamaica: Roots & Rebellion” study abroad program. He has a diverse background and teaches a variety of courses in History, American Indian Studies, and African and African American Studies. This program provides the opportunity to explore cultural heritage sites that attest to the Jamaican experiences of oppression, resistance, and rebellion—while examining Jamaica’s history through literature, politics, and its world-famous music. Not only will students get to experience the beautiful island of Jamaica, but many will find the themes and content of this course very relevant today. Learn more about the course at z.umn.edu/JamaicaRoots. Listen to this episode on podcast platforms listed on this page. View this video for closed captioning.

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EPISODE 9: Jamaica: Roots & Rebellion. Download the MP3 File.

Episode 8: Pandemic Series - Mikayla in Galway, Ireland

It's been just over a year since we brought home 68 UMD study abroad students from all over the globe. This is the second episode of our pandemic series and in this one, we’ll listen to an interview with Mikayla, a UMD Communication Sciences & Disorders student. She was abroad studying in Galway, Ireland when the pandemic hit and ultimately had to cut her study abroad experience short and come home. Hear her reflect about her time abroad, what it was like as more as more news about COVID-19 started circulating, and what her journey home was like. View this in episode in video transcript format.

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Episode 7: Pandemic Series - Mikayla in Ireland. Download the MP3 File.

Episode 7: Pandemic Series - Medori in England

It's been just over a year since we brought home 68 UMD study abroad students from all over the globe. In this episode, we’ll listen to an interview with Medori, a UMD graphic design student who was studying in Worcester, England. She was abroad when the pandemic hit and ultimately had to cut her study abroad experience short and come home. Hear her reflect about her time abroad, what it was like as more and more news about COVID-19 started circulating, and what her journey home was like. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or other platforms listed on this page. View the episode in video transcript format.

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EPISODE 7: Pandemic Series - Medori in England. Download the MP3 FILE.

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. We are working on providing a transcript of this podcast and will post it as soon as it's ready.

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EPISODE 6: Experiencing Italy: Art, Art History, & Music. Download the MP3 File

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. We are working on providing a transcript of this podcast and will post it as soon as it's ready.

 

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