Williams International


Tyler Aveni '13 in Beijing

Tyler Aveni ’13 spent the summer of 2012 in Beijing studying the relationship between calligraphy, tradition, and modern Chinese culture.  Aveni’s summer research came on the heels of a study abroad semester in Beijing through the Associated Colleges in China program.  He is a Chinese and Economics major. Why did you decide to go to more »

Yasmine Goelzer '13 in Chile

Yasmine Goelzer ’13, Spanish major and native of Peoria, Illinois, spent the spring semester of 2012 in Santiago, Chile. Where did you go?  How long did you stay?  How did you decide to stay in that country? I was studying abroad in Santiago, Chile, from the end of February through early July. The program there more »

Rachel Hagler '13 in Tunisia

Rachel Hagler ’13 spent the spring of 2012 at the School for International Training program near Tunis, Tunisia.  The Riverhead, New York, native is a Political Science and Arabic major. Why did you decide to study abroad in Tunisia? I chose Tunisia because this tiny, perhaps under-loved country is in my mind the coalescence of more »

Wen Han '12: Moments in the US

“Students are often times multilingual and have lived in a number of different countries.”

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Madeline King '11 Encounters a New Language in Kenya

Madelin King

“I realized how much communication just relies on body language and those pure emotions, like laughter.”

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Ernie Imhoff '59, Journalist

Born of German immigrants, Ernie Imhoff ’59 knew from the age of seven that he wanted to be a newspaper man.  When he arrived in Williamstown for college, he decided to major in German, but picked up summer jobs at the North Adams Transcript to pursue his interest in journalism. After attending the Pulitzer School more »

"Views and Values": Adriana Mendoza Leigh '12 from Peru

Adriana Mendoza and Hawina Bulcha at Ethiopian restaurant

“One’s environment may propitiate change, but it is ultimately upon the individual to decide how they change and grow.”

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Asad Liaqat '11 from Pakistan

“I only decided to apply to colleges in the US the summer before my senior year of high school. At that point, I had never set foot outside Pakistan….”

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Sarah Lyon '13 in Peru

Sarah Lyon ’13 decided after a summer in Ecuador that she wanted to follow up her Spanish training with six months in Cusco, Peru during the spring and summer of 2012.  After completing a semester at the School of International Training (SIT), the Monson, Massachusetts, native began an internship at the nearby Center for Traditional more »

Kylen Moran '13 in Paris

Kylen Moran ’13 spent her junior year in Paris at the Hamilton College Junior Year in France (HCJYF) program. The Naples, Florida, native is an Art History and French major. Why did you decide to go to France? I chose HCJYF because it was highly recommended by the French department at Williams. I especially appreciated more »