Saint Mary’s Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL) hosted a welcome back event Tuesday with the aim of helping study abroad students readjust to life back home. At the event, CWIL staff members discussed the readjustment phase that most study abroad returnees face, and they offered suggestions as to how the process could run more smoothly. “Keep in touch with your friends in your host country,” Alice Siqin Yang, assistant director of Global Education, said. “In addition, join clubs that will help you continue your cultural learning experience.” Yang discussed many other suggestions, and Maureen Baska, a representative from the Career Crossings Office, discussed ways to market the study abroad experience to potential employers. “Your abroad experience shows you have acquired certain skills such as independence, maturity, intellectual and cultural curiosity and adaptability that will stand out to potential employers,” Baska said. “Also, study abroad helps some students develop language skills that are useful.” In addition to the readjustment concerns and business benefits of study abroad, the event also stressed the student view of study abroad. Participants were encouraged to share their stories and their readjustment struggles. Abby Altman, a Saint Mary’s junior who studied in Austria, discussed the United States customs she had forgotten. “In Austria, it was normal to pay for using a public restroom. Then, when I was back in the United States, I remember being in the airport and seeing water fountains out in the open and thinking, ‘Bathrooms are free!’” Other students shared stories of growth and realization. One student mentioned an experience in China where she discussed the meaning of love in American culture and another shared her learning experience of having her credit card stolen in Rome. No matter the circumstance, all the girls said they learned and grew from their experiences. However, they still realize the troubles of re-adjusting. Maggie LeMay, a junior returnee from Rome said returning is almost like going to college for the first time all over again. “I feel like I’ve had a third freshman year; things have changed,” LeMay said. Saint Mary’s senior and returnee from South Africa, Karolyn Wojtowicz said although readjusting is hard, it is still easy to see the benefits of studying in a different country. “I was the only one of my circle of friends who studied abroad. Even though I spent nine months away from my Saint Mary’s friends, it was still nice to see that we all still get together after study abroad.” Wojtowicz also said how she had changed. “Study abroad does make you more independent,” Wojtowicz said. “I would highly suggest it to anyone contemplating a study abroad program. You create your own world and gain an idea of life outside of Saint Mary’s. If I can survive South Africa, I can survive any city.” Numerous study abroad programs were represented at the event, including programs located in China, Rome, Ireland, South Africa and Austria.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:The Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) has revealed it will use output from its 5 GW Mohammed bin Rashid Maktoum Solar Park to provide energy for a newly tendered 250 MW pumped-storage hydroelectric power station at Hatta, an inland exclave of the emirate of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.The new hydropower plant will be built at a cost of approximately AED 1.437 billion ($391 million) at the Hatta Dam, which was built in the 1990s to supply the region with electricity and water.“Turbines that use clean and cheap solar power from the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park will pump water from the dam to the upper reservoir,” DEWA said without providing more technical and financial details. “The waterfall from the upper reservoir will generate electricity using turbines when required. The efficiency of the power generation and storage cycle will reach 80% within 90 seconds of the response to demand for electricity,” it further explained.DEWA launched a tender for the fifth phase of its planned 5 GW solar park in late February. The huge project, which combines both the PV and CSP technologies, has currently 413 MW of operational capacity.DEWA is currently testing a 1.2 MW network-attached storage (NAS) system supplied by Japan’s NGK Insulators at the first section of the Mohammed bin Rashid Maktoum Solar Park – a 13 MW array built by U.S. thin film manufacturer First Solar in late 2013. The NAS battery will be used to stabilize fluctuations in solar power output, in addition to other grid applications such as time-shifting and frequency control, NGK said in June 2018, when the project was launched.More: DEWA to use solar to power new pumped-storage project Dubai to use solar generation to power pumped hydro facility
Published on April 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ After 11 minutes had gone by in the second half, Syracuse woke up.It was at this point, with the Orange seeing its lead shrink to only one, that Michelle Tumolo, Tee Ladouceur and Amy Cross combined on a textbook display of give-and-go passing. The play reasserted the dominance of what was becoming a stagnant Syracuse attack.Until that point, the offense hadn’t scored in more than 20 minutes of play and had given up five straight goals to a Cornell team gaining in confidence.‘The first half of the first half was just outstanding,’ SU head coach Gary Gait said. ‘And rebounding from the lapse was nice to see. It’s better to come from behind by just rebounding before we have to get there.’In its final regular-season home game, the Orange (8-7, 5-1 Big East) defeated the Big Red 13-9 behind a second-half stand and a combined eight goals between Tumolo and Cross. The late surge pushed Syracuse to a win over its in-state rival and boosted the team above the .500 mark for the first time since it won its first game of the season against Colgate.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange avoided a loss Tuesday by withstanding a furious Cornell (5-8, 3-4 Ivy League) comeback.The gritty Cornell team battled back after Syracuse came out flying and cruised through the first 15 minutes of the game. Halfway through the first half, Syracuse had 13 shots and six draw controls compared to Cornell’s one shot and zero controls.‘Early in the game, we were focused and fresh and we were finding those open players,’ Gait said. ‘We converted a couple passes inside, and we were finishing. Things just went our way.’But by the end of the frame, it was apparent Syracuse was having problems keeping the opposition out of the 8-meter arc. As a result, Cornell scored the final three goals of the first half and the first two of the second after penetrating the defense for close-range shots.SU’s free positions were challenged as well. Cornell’s lackluster goaltending grew in confidence with each save, and Kyla Dambach turned 10 shots aside in the game. The momentum the Orange once claimed was now threatened.Cornell’s streak carried over into the second half when Big Red junior Katie Kirk shimmied past SU’s Janelle Stegeland and scored an unassisted goal from within five feet. What was once a 7-1 lead for the Orange became 8-6 after Kirk’s goal.‘A little letdown — I think sometimes when it comes that easy, you mentally relax a little bit,’ Gait said of the Orange’s early struggles in the second half. ‘And I think we did that. We let them back in the game. But a little bit of refocusing there at the end there, and we found the answer.’But things turned around for the Orange when Cross and Tumolo reignited a fading Syracuse attack at the 18:59 mark. Cross netted her third goal of the game on an assist from Ladouceur, and Tumolo scored two goals in the next five minutes to push the lead back to 11-8. Cross finished with four goals on the night, equaling her total for the entire season.‘I just felt really good,’ Cross said. ‘Our team is really good about encouraging one another. Just having my team behind me really helps.’As Cornell began to climb back into the game, Gait’s message to his Syracuse team was simple: win the second half.And in the end, it did. The Orange overcame a 5-0 scoring run by Cornell from the 8:24 mark of the first half to the 21:23 mark of the second. It responded by scoring five of the next six goals to escape with a win.‘We really try to push ourselves to be the best we can that day,’ SU goaltender Liz Hogan said.At 8-7 overall, Syracuse now stands above .500 for the first time since the first week of the season. And going back to dominating the final minutes meant building precious momentum for the final stretch of the regular season.‘It was about winning the second half of the game,’ Gait said. ‘We had the first half won, so it’s 0-0 going into the second half. And I basically said if you win the second half, you win the game.’email@example.com Comments