Tag Archive: Rwanda

William Penn University reflects on the Rwandan genocide

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Each year, for one week starting on April 7th, the country of Rwanda shuts down to honor the lives lost during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. During the genocide, more than one millions lives… Continue reading

Women as Catalysts for Change in Rwanda

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“Imagine coming to work, and having to sit next to the wife of the man who killed your husband or the woman whose partner is living in exile after murdering your brother.” This… Continue reading

New students for a new semester

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Today marks the first day of the spring 2013 semester at William Penn University. As we start another semester of classes, homework and club activities – I would like to pause and welcome… Continue reading

“What’s up?” with “Stuff”

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While driving some of our Rwandan students the other day, I was asked what was the definition of “stuff.” I also had to explain “What’s up?” and start sharing the story of Thanksgiving.… Continue reading

Our final arrivals of our international student family

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Today, the last of our international student family (besides our two lovely commuters) will be arriving on campus. With classes beginning on Tuesday, it has been a crazy couple of weeks trying to… Continue reading

Did you know…. Studying Abroad Through William Penn University

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William Penn University is growing in regards to the realm of study abroad opportunities. Prior to the creation of the position of Graduate Assistant for International Programs in June of 2011, students who… Continue reading

How should you expect to grow while studying abroad?

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Each time I go abroad, I grow. Short recap of my abroad experiences: * went to Japan when I was 16 years old as part of a sister-city exchange program and lived with… Continue reading

Recycling Paper to Jewelry: An Art Form You Can Wear

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My first time in Africa, in 2010, I saw many necklaces that looked like this: I bought a blue one for my mother near Johannesburg – excited because the man who sold it… Continue reading

Rwanda: Different Ways of Remembering 1994

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For outsiders of Rwanda, the genocide of 1994 is the main thing that is known about the small African country. However, for Rwandans, it is something that must be remembered correctly in order… Continue reading

The Parent’s Perspective in Regards to Studying Abroad – Part 1

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By Paula Wethington I’ve often been asked, as a mom, “What’s it like to send your daughter overseas?’ Here’s why the question comes up: My daughter, Karolyn Wojtowicz, now 22 years old, has… Continue reading