“Good morning Scrawl Nation!”
Ahh, the sweet, familiar sound of a good, mornin’ Scrawl. DePaul’s favorite rhetorical radio show kicked off its winter quarter 2015 season by welcoming back our veteran Scrawlers from Abroad!
But first Scrawl would like to thank UCWbLer Theresa B. for filling in fall quarter. She took the place of not one –not even two– but three Scrawlers. Excellent work Theresa!
What better way to start the morning than with our favorite game, Word of the Day! Take a listen!
Now, let’s reacquaint you with the Scrawl Team from last year and where in the world they’ve been…
Megan studied abroad in Bonn, Germany fall quarter to pursue history from a European perspective. She enjoyed meeting other international students and traveling to Poland, Hungary, France, Belgium, and throughout Germany.
One of the challenges of being abroad for Megan was using the German language, but she was able to help her international friends by reviewing their papers in English. In this sense, the UCWbL principles played a role in giving positive feedback and affirming good practices.
Megan shared one of her favorite German songs, which Scrawl played on the break. “Traum” by Cro has an interesting music video, which you can watch here!
Listen to Megan describe her experience in Germany!
Mariah spent fall quarter in Dublin to intern at the Irish Parliament and travel throughout the UK. She learned a lot about the national political system and lived in a southern suburb called Dalkey with an endearing host-mom. She learned Irish history in class, but her experiences abroad taught her the most.
For instance, the introduction of water charges in Ireland caused some of the largest protests in decades and highlighted the inner-workings of small-scale politics.
The UCWbL was present in Mariah’s experience abroad as well. The pressure of final written exams, and her friends’ assumption that her role as a writing tutor would give her an advantage, reminded Mariah of the UCWbL core belief that everyone is a writer.
Listen to Mariah describe her experience in Ireland!
Rima studied in London and interned at an international translation company, Asian Absolute. Though she wasn’t thrilled with her experience at her internship, she knows how to market the experience on her resume. (Check out a previous Scrawl show about writing resumes and going to interviews!)
Rima’s favorite parts about London were its transportation systems like the “Tube,” and its role as a center of the world. Despite the British slang, Rima felt she didn’t get enough of a culture shock in London. To make up for it, she traveled on the weekends and immersed herself in the cultures of Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Amsterdam (twice), the UK, and Greece.
The UCWbL’s values found their way into Rima’s London experience as well! Rima’s writing professor emphasized one of the UCWbL core values, that there are multiple approaches to writing. The Scrawl Team has decided to push for this professor’s admittance to the UCWbL as an international correspondent.
Listen to Rima describe her experience in London!