May 20, 2024

Around the Globe in a Semester

More than 100 students are discovering geography as Professor Donald Rallis experiences it.

Winter Break Study Abroad Program in Cambodia Offered for the First Time at UMW

While winter break sent scores of college students scrambling for the comforts of home, UMW geography major Brian Brown spent his winter break out of the country for the very first time.  He was one of seven UMW seniors in Cambodia as part of a three-and-a-half week study abroad program with Associate Professor of Geography Donald Rallis and Assistant Dean of Academic Services Amber Huffman, who is a geography graduate of UMW. The students chronicled their journeys through blog posts and social media.

The winter break program, offered for the first time at Mary Washington, is one of only a few of its kind in the country, according to Rallis. Students on the trip will earn credit for a Geographic Study Abroad course toward the requirements for the geography major.

For the full story, read the Jan. 11 web feature.