A Primer for Student Travel

Traveling internationally is one of the most rewarding, frustrating, exhilarating, humbling, and educational endeavors one can pursue. I haven’t met many people, once they’ve put an overseas trip or two behind them, who expressed no interest whatsoever in doing it again. I’ve been fortunate to share these kinds of experiences with a few of my colleagues […]

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WTAsia2015: Getting to South Korea

The WTAsia2015 Travel Writing study abroad course is in the books! Thirteen West Texas A&M University students (and two faculty members) got up crazy early on Tuesday, May 19, to start the long journey from Amarillo, Texas, to South Korea. Here we are awaiting our flight out of Amarillo: We spent the spring semester studying […]

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Planning an Adventure is an Adventure

My colleague and I are taking a Travel Writing class to Asia in less than four months. We’ve long since passed the early significant hurdles in this process: planning a two-week itinerary, creating a responsible budget, getting approval from my academic department and the Study Abroad Office, and then finding at least 10 students willing […]

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Reaping Some Rewards

I am one amped professor right now. This post essentially turns a 180 from my previous one (in which I was frustrated about failing to explain a literature review in an understandable way). Today, I’m feeling pretty darn good about my Feature Writing class. Earlier today, I got through grading all of their final story […]

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