Learning Across Borders

May Workshops


The Ethics of Travel
with Leslie Rowley, Assistant Director, Behavioral Science and Public Policy Center, WWS

Explore the actions in the “tourism food chain” that will have the greatest long-term effects on the industry and the planet. Whose responsibility is it to intervene? Examine critical questions that anyone hitting the road (or skies or seas) should be asking about the travel industry and one’s place in it.

  • Tuesday, May 3rd, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (Lunch provided)
  • Whitman College Rectangular Private Dining Room

Presentation and Peer Feedback Workshop
with Dr. Keith Shaw, Associate Director of the Writing Program
Dr. Gen Creedon, Associate Director of the Writing Program
Writing Fellows

Brainstorm the experiences you want to reflect on, identify your key takeaways, and structure an engaging presentation. Get a jump on the peer feedback model we will use over the summer.

  • Tuesday, May 3rd, 4:30pm - 6pm
  • Hargadon Hall G001 (Writing Program Seminar Room)

Reflective Learning Abroad: A Conversation with Bridge Year Alumni
with Lizzie Martin ’14, Bridge Year Alumna (India)

Bridge Year participants spend a year engaging in structured reflection: blogging, journaling, photography. Hear how reflection is a central part of their experience and how a Bridge Year journal became a thesis!

  • Friday, May 6th, 12:00pm – 1:00 pm
  • Whitman College Dining Room, Octagonal PDR

Travel Photography
With Dr. Katherine Bussard, Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography at the Princeton Art Museum

It’s become something of a cliché: you return from a trip with a thousand pictures in your phone or digital camera, and you never look at them again. This afternoon workshop will introduce you to the history of and strategies for travel photos.

  • Friday, May 6th, 3:30 p.m – 4:30 p.m.
  • Hargadon G001 (Writing Program Seminar Room)

Making a Compelling Poster
with Nicholas Risteen, GS, School of Architecture
Sarah Case, GS, English

Creating a poster is not only in the domain of the sciences. How do you balance image and text? How do you organize the material to direct the viewer’s gaze? These questions and more will guide our discussion, and you’ll leave the workshop with a clear idea of how to complete your poster project.

  • Wednesday, May 11th, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Whitman Rectangular Private Dining Room

Digital Storytelling
with Danielle Alio, Multimedia Supervisor, Office of Communications
and Sorat Tungkasiri, Associate Director of the McGraw Center for Educational and Classroom Technology

An introduction to digital storytelling. Examine the most meaningful aspects of expression through images, animation, sound, music, and text.

  • Wednesday, May 11th, 4:30 pm - 6:00pm
  • New Media Center, Lewis Library

Facebook as Daily Meditation
With Professor Jeff Nunokawa, Head of Rockefeller College, English Department

Every morning since 2007, Professor Jeff Nunokawa has posted a brief Note on his Facebook page. These literary and personal meditations have raised the Facebook post to an art form, gained thousands of readers, been featured in the New Yorker and led to the publication of “Note Book”. If you’re thinking of using social media to capture and reflect on your international experience, this workshop is for you.

  • Friday, May 13th 12:30 – 1:30pm
  • Rockefeller Private Dining room

Documentary Film and Visual Journaling
With Purcell Carson, Woodrow Wilson School, Documentary Film Specialist

Documentary allows you to go where you have no business going and ask questions that you have no business asking. But will the work you produce match the intensity of your experience? And will it honor the privilege of your access? Explore the ethics and aesthetics of these questions. How can you get at the heart of a story, let your own voice come through, and distill a summer’s worth of experiences into a compact and compelling final product?

  • Friday,, May 13th, 4:30 - 6:00pm
  • Whitman College Seminar Room – Hargadon G100C

"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." André Gide