Spring 2013 Blogs
Making music at Norway's Telemark University College
Abigail Naze, Miss Norsk Høstfest 2012, is enrolled at Minot State University's partner institution Telemark University College in Bø in southern Norway. Naze, a senior majoring in music with a concentration in performance, is participating in TUC's Scandinavian Studies Program. During her study-abroad experience, she plans to play with an orchestra. To read about her experiences, visit http://abbiemeetsnorway.wordpress.com.
Around the world in 106 days
On sabbatical leave for spring semester, John Girard, management professor, is participating in the Institute for Shipboard Education's spring 2013 voyage with Semester at Sea. He and his wife, JoAnn, joined more than 600 students Jan. 9 as they circumnavigate the globe onboard MV Explorer. During the 106-day voyage, Girard will combine teaching, global comparative education and academic research while traveling to 12 countries.
"The voyage provides a unique opportunity for academic research. Building on the theme of global comparative education, I plan to conduct an analysis of leadership in at least five English-speaking countries: Singapore, India, Mauritius, South Africa and Ghana," Girard said.
Semester at Sea is an innovator in global comparative education, international study that concentrates on the world's people, patterns, traditions and cultures. Faculty members will teach three three-credit-hours classes and lead six faculty-developed practicums.
To follow John and JoAnn Girard's adventures aboard MV Explorer, visit http://johngirard.net/sas.