The Lyco Lowdown: An Insider's View of Life at Lycoming

One Student's Global Experience

Posted by Dr. Kent Trachte on Nov 3, 2016 2:57:03 PM

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of listening to Lycoming senior Jacqueline Croteau speak to the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees.  Jacqueline’s words were a powerful testimonial to the transformational impact of the global experiences offered to students at Lycoming College. I was so intrigued that I invited Jackie to come to my office, and we spent an hour talking about her path to and through Lycoming College.

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Topics: Study Abroad, Liberal Arts Education

Why I'm in Spain, Part 2

Posted by Julia Suchanek on Oct 22, 2016 12:00:00 PM

The due date for the travel abroad application ended up being the week after Spring break, and I didn’t realize this until Spring Break was a week away. That meant I had two weeks to fill out an extensive application, have two professors write recommendation letters, and figure out which Spanish program and place to study is best for me. Once I realized all the paper work I needed to do and the big decisions I had to make with the little time I had to finish it all, I thought about not going at all. But Lycoming’s coordinator of global education, Philip Witherup, was very helpful and understanding of the small time frame and my other obligations and assured me I could get everything done, but I had my doubts.

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Topics: Study Abroad

Why I'm in Spain, Part 1

Posted by Julia Suchanek on Oct 19, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Every fall, students return to their dorms to go back to their college studies, activities, sports, and friends, but this year I decided to explore a different part of the world while furthering my education. Currently, I am on my sixth week studying abroad in Madrid, Spain and time just seems to be flying by! Six weeks ago, I was waiting to get on a plane, saying hard goodbyes to my parents in less than five minutes. Now I’m quickly writing this article so I can go experience Madrid in every way possible.  

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Topics: Study Abroad

How I Prepared to Study Abroad in Spain

Posted by Kaitlyn Hipple on Oct 18, 2016 1:05:39 PM

In October of 2015 I declared my major as Spanish. From that moment I realized that I would have to study abroad for a semester. I decided that the upcoming fall semester would be the perfect time to go as I had just finished all the grammar classes required for the major.

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Topics: Study Abroad

College Changes You in Ways You'd Never Imagine

Posted by Kaitlyn Hipple on Oct 4, 2016 11:16:23 AM

When I was a senior in high school, I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up—a high school English teacher. My plans were set in stone: I would attend Lycoming College with a major in English Literature and go through the Education program to receive my Secondary Education Certificate. Upon entering my freshmen year I found great success. I was quickly offered a tutoring position in the Writing Center after English Composition and found myself, as a freshmen, enrolled in ENG 321 Modern and Contemporary English Literature taught by Dr. Leiter. I fell in love with the Southern Gothic era and quickly found my niche within the realm of literature. Meanwhile, I was fulfilling my Modern Language requirement with Spanish 111. I easily looked at this class as another stepping stone in getting me to my future; but, after a few weeks into that spring semester, I fell in love with the language and was craving more. I was signed into Spanish 221 for the fall of 2015 taught by Dr. Sandra Kingery.

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Topics: Study Abroad, Liberal Arts Education