Indiana University of Pennsylvania students, staff, faculty, and friends share stories about time spent abroad. What about their time abroad has changed their life? What insights do they have now from their experiences? What is it about their story that will inspire you? Come listen and laugh with us as we discover how much we have in common and how travel has impacted our everyday life.
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.