Dr. Cheryl Matherly
Vice Provost for Global Education
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” -Mark Twain, Innocents Abroad
Favorite place in the world: San Miguel, Mexico and Kyoto, Japan
Summary of travel experience: I was a latecomer to international travel. I grew up in New Mexico, and my first significant international experiences were as an undergraduate when I met the exchange students that lived in my residence hall. I remember eye-opening conversations with my German and Australian neighbors about how differently they viewed the world. It was then that I decided to travel, and the experience was life-changing. I’ve traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and Mexico. I studied German with the Goethe Institute in Murnau, Germany and completed two Fulbright grants in Germany and Japan.
Countries visited: England, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, Finland, Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand, India, Vietnam, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Bonaire, Turkey, Morocco, UAE and Canada.
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” -Marcel Proust
Favorite place in the world: Provence, France
Summary of travel experience: My first experience abroad was when I was in high school and I spent the summer living in Germany after having met German and Danish exchange students at my school. After this short period abroad and combined with my desire to learn foreign languages (I was studying French, German and Latin at the time), I was hooked! I backpacked through Europe when I was in college with two friends which was the most memorable adventure ever. I continued my studies in French and German and spent another summer in Germany and two years in France as a student. Because I love travel as well as photography (they seem to go hand in hand), I look forward to my next opportunity to discover new lands. My current goal is to learn Spanish which I began less than a year ago. I hope to one day get to South America, Morocco and West Africa.
Countries visited: England, France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Mexico, N. Ireland, Scotland, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore and China.
"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” – St. Augustine
Favorite place in the world: Belo Horizonte, Brazil, my hometown.
Summary of travel experience: I was born and raised in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. My first experience abroad was visiting the USA when I was 15, and then I decided to be back here as an exchange student in High School. I got the travel bug and had to continue exploring: I lived in Switzerland and Denmark for a year and traveled all over Europe, volunteered with a relief-aid organization in Malawi, Africa, and came back to the USA in a few different programs. While attending graduate school in Vermont, I went to China to work with a group of Chinese English teachers for 3 weeks. My last trip was to Argentina and Chile to visit study abroad programs.
Countries visited: Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Canada, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Belarus, Russia, Malawi, Morocco, Costa Rica, India and China.
Lauren Fowler Young
Temporary Study Abroad Advisor
Favorite place in the world: Spain!
Summary of travel experience: Coming soon!
Countries visited: Coming soon!
Assistant to the Vice Provost
"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." - Sydney J. Harris
The greatest joy of working at TU and with the staff at CGE is the interaction with the students who are experiencing their dreams. Going abroad to gain knowledge and understanding is one of the greatest achievements in one’s life. My first experience came in 2009 when I went to Canada on a business trip. That trip was made possible due to the wonderful opportunities at the TU. Not only did I take a trip abroad, but I also started taking classes at TU. It is such a blessing to get to help student’s live their dreams, but now I am also beginning to fulfill my own.
"Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you." -Aldous Huxley
Favorite place in the world: Istanbul and Cappadocia in Turkey; Quebec, Canada; Hiroshima and my hometown Iwakuni, Japan.
About me: I'm originally an administrative staff of Hiroshima university, one of the biggest national universities in Japan. After one year training at the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology last year, I came to the US for one year as a participant of LEAP (Long-term Educational Administrators Program) program, aimed to train administrative staff of Japanese universities to be international educators. In view of its cross-cultural environment and advanced study abroad programs, I don't doubt that TU is the best place for my trainning. My personal goal after going back to Japan in March 2013 is to increase opportunities for Japanese students to have cross-cultural experiences and to attract more students and visitors from all over the world to Japan!
Summary of travel experience: I got my travelholic DNA from my parents who took me to many places in Japan. My first international experience was studying at the University of Nevada, Reno as a USAC (study abroad program) participant from Hiroshima University. Traveling around the US for the year made me recognize the importance to see the real world with my own eyes. Of course, I love to try local foods (visit Japan, sushi is cheaper!) My next destination will be South America or the northen area to see Aurora.
Countries visited: Canada, England, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Australia, Thailand, South Korea and China.