32 Questions with Melissa Mesones-Oritz about The Washington Center

Melissa Mesones-Ortiz is currently earning her Bachelor's in Human Services from Elizabethown College's School for Continued and Professional Studies (SCPS). With plans to go to law school next, she recently completed a virtual internship with The Washington Center (TWC). The summer 2020 program was moved online due to COVID-19. But the part-time schedule and remote... Continue Reading →

Laura Carr ’22 Awarded Gilman Scholarship

Elizabethtown College is excited to announce that Spanish Education major, Laura Carr '22 is the fifteenth study abroad student to be awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in the award's 19 year history. She plans on studying abroad in Granada, Spain for the spring 2021 semester. In addition to her coursework, Laura also... Continue Reading →

The Effects of Individualism/Collectivism on Spanish, Japanese and UK Culture

"Individualism and collectivism, also known as individual orientation and group orientation, are two of the most fundamental concepts that assist in the process of understanding a culture’s social life. These values produce variations in family structures, how aspects of education are structured, the way businesses handle group work, and how people conduct social relations. Collectivistic... Continue Reading →

Important Tips for Successful Intercultural Communication

"Having strong intercultural communication skills is becoming more and more of a necessity in our increasingly globalized society. Globalization has resulted in increasing intercultural relationships, and the growing international phenomenon of cultural mixing adds even greater emphasis to the role of intercultural communication. Communication itself serves a variety of functions. It helps fulfill interpersonal needs,... Continue Reading →

Budgeting Abroad

Many students find themselves spending a great deal of money on souvenirs and travel while abroad. Here are some tips to save money and still have a full experience. Souvenirs Souvenirs will generally be most expensive in tourist-heavy areas. If you want to save some money on souvenirs, travel away from tourist attractions and busy... Continue Reading →

Hannah’s Top Ten Study Abroad Tips

It was so hard to narrow this list down to ten things—I could talk about studying abroad for such a long time! But first, a little about me: my name is Hannah, and I studied abroad with SOL Education Abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica. If you are interested in learning Spanish, I highly recommend SOL’s... Continue Reading →

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