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Photo of Han Ye, Ph.D., assistant professor of Chinese at W&J, in a classroom with her students.

W&J Professor Earns Fulbright Specialist Designation

Updated: May 27, 2022 | Tagged: , , , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (May 27, 2022) – Han Ye, Ph.D., assistant professor of Chinese at Washington & Jefferson College, plans to take her classroom experiences and expertise global as a Fulbright Specialist. The Fulbright Specialist program, sponsored by the United States Department of State, provides academic faculty members and other professionals with the opportunity to complete…

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W&J College Selects Vira I. Heinz Program Scholars for 2022

Updated: March 30, 2022 | Tagged: , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (March 30, 2022)—Three Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) students have been admitted to the Vira I. Heinz Program (VIH Program) and selected to receive scholarships to fund international experiences in the summer of 2022.

Photo of Clara Sherwood '22 taking dance lessons during her study abroad trip to Sevilla, Spain.

W&J Senior Goes Global with Study Abroad Trips

Updated: January 21, 2022 | Tagged: , , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (January 21, 2022) – Clara Sherwood ’22 is founding her professional future one country at a time. Sherwood – a triple major in music and conflict resolution, international studies, and Spanish – recently won the James G. Stemler Study Abroad Scholarship from the Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) honor society. Sherwood used the scholarship…

Photo of the three thematic major students. In the photo from left to right: Annalyse Friday, McKenna Lewis, and Zivya Sutton.

Uncommon Majors Founded Here: W&J Students Use the Thematic Major to Forge Unique Paths

Updated: November 23, 2021 | Tagged: ,

WASHINGTON, PA (November 23, 2021) – At Washington & Jefferson College, highly customized, intellectually engaging educational experiences are Founded Here. Annalyse Friday ’22, McKenna Lewis ’22, and Zivya Sutton ’23 all forged their unique paths with W&J’s thematic major. Thematic majors provide a creative opportunity for students to build an individualized curriculum around a particular…

Nathan Law sits on stage at the 2020 Washington & Jefferson College Symposium on Democracy.

Going Underground: Nathan Law returns to W&J Symposium on Democracy to talk about Hong Kong updates, his exile, and the next steps for the Umbrella Movement

Updated: March 2, 2021 | Tagged: , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (March 2, 2021)—What a difference a year makes. In his second appearance at Washington & Jefferson College’s annual Symposium on Democracy, activist Nathan Law noted some of the changes that have taken place in Hong Kong and in the world since his 2020 talk—global pandemic notwithstanding. “Last year, I came to W&J’s campus…

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W&J International Studies Major Gets Global Experience with Department of State Internship

Updated: September 22, 2020 | Tagged: , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (Sept. 22, 2020)—Even in the face of a worldwide pandemic, Tori McKeehan ’21 is still getting a global experience thanks to support from W&J. Last fall, the international studies major connected with the U.S. Department of State through their Virtual Student Federal Services (VSFS) internship program. Her year-long internship occurred alongside many other…

Response to July 7 ICE Policy Announcement

Updated: July 8, 2020 | Tagged: ,

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency announced yesterday that it will issue a new policy to expel international students enrolled in online-only educational programs. Given this impending change in the Student Exchange and Visitors Program (SEVP) and ICE regulations, and out of concern for our international students’ well-being and educational continuity, Washington &…

Three W&J students pose at the Grand Canyon during a spring break trip.

W&J International Exchange Student Pens Book about her American College Experience

Updated: February 27, 2020 | Tagged: , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (Feb. 27, 2020)—The exchange student experience can be a challenging one, but Nayeong Kim excelled during her experience at Washington & Jefferson College (W&J)—so much so that she wrote the book about it. “The days I spent at W&J were very precious to me. It was new, sometimes challenging and meaningful…and all could…