International Studies Major receives Fulbright Award!

International studies major Aaron Aldstadt ’20 received the highly competitive award from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program this spring, allowing him to study, research and teach overseas.

“My career goals include engaging as a responsible global citizen, as well as to become a U.S. foreign service officer or to serve in a cultural diplomatic role,” says Aldstadt, adding that he first became interested in international studies in an introductory course with faculty member Sarah Wuigk. “It really sparked my interest in the major and fostered an appreciation for a global perspective.”

Aldstadt will be broadening that perspective through his Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) in South Korea, where he’ll be teaching secondary school students.

“My focus as a Fulbright ETA will be to strengthen English language abilities and knowledge of American culture,” he says. “By focusing on the importance of communication, I hope to make a positive impression with the Korean people and to serve as a positive bridge builder between our cultures.”

Check out the full article in The College TODAY.

CofC to Host 4th Annual German-American Business Summit

Check out this exciting article in The College TODAY about the 4th Annual German-American Business Summit!

CofC to Host 4th Annual German-American Business Summit

LACSaCast Episode 2 – Arden Sherman ’05

Dr. Avendaño, Director of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, interviews CofC alumna (2005) Arden Sherman to discuss her undergraduate experience at the College of Charleston as a double major in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Studio Art, her time studying abroad in Brazil and Cuba, and her professional activities following graduation. At the time of the podcast, Arden is the Director and Curator of Hunter East Harlem Gallery at Hunter College in New York City.

HispaCasts: Episode 5, Melanie Keller (CofC 2010)

Click the link below to hear the 5th episode of HispaCasts created in collaboration with Dr. Mike Overholt from the Teaching and Learning Team.

Episode 5 – Melanie Keller – March 2019

Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro, Chair of Hispanic Studies, interviews CofC alumna (2010) Melanie Keller to discuss her undergraduate experience at the College of Charleston as a major in Spanish and double minor in Linguistics and Women’s and Gender Studies, her time studying abroad, and the various professional opportunities she has enjoyed over the past 9 years.

HispaCasts: Episode 4, Ryan Morris (CofC 2008)

Click the link below to hear the 4th episode of HispaCasts created in collaboration with Dr. Mike Overholt from the Teaching and Learning Team.

 

Episode 4 – Mr. Ryan Morris – March 2019

Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro, Chair of Hispanic Studies, interviews CofC alumnus (2008) Ryan Morris to discuss his undergraduate experience at the College of Charleston as a major in Spanish, his time studying abroad in Trujillo, Spain, and his current profession as Corporate Sales Recruiter for Blackbaud.

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