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ly nice and welcoming, the professors remember your name and their office is always open.” Also as part of the Global Village, several small houses on campuses are being turned into Spanish, French, and German houses where students live together to improve their language skills. Sophomore Rebekah Sheeler from Boyertown, Pennsylvania, was programming coordinator for the newly opened Spanish House in 2011–12. “The other students call me the Mom,” laughed Sheeler, who was drawn to Juniata to play field hockey but dropped the sport after a year in part to pursue international education interests. She combined classes and an internship in Orizaba, Mexico, in summer 2011, spent fall 2011 at a university in Quito, Ecuador, and will intern at a wildlife reserve in Peru in spring 2013.

tion, led by Deborah Roney, has taken root at 13 other colleges and universities. Juniata offers French, German, and Russian as well as Spanish and two years of Chinese. “The difficulty with languages other than Spanish is we’re basically one-person programs,” said Michael Henderson, chair of world languages and associate professor of French. “Obviously offering an upper division course in French critical theory is not a good idea…. My main motivation is to get Dean of Admissions Michelle students in my classes to study abroad.” Bartol says Juniata is never In the 1980s Juniata exchanged as many as 20 coasting on international recruitment. science majors each year with the Catholic University of Lille in France and the University of Marburg in Germany. Chemistry Professor Ruth Reed, a former Fulbright scholar in Germany, championed the exchanges, which later dropped off. She saw one downside to sending so many Juniata students A Thirst for Languages to Lille and Marburg. “If you send too many, then Without a Requirement you defeat the purpose. You have this little clique Juniata has no language requirement beyond that doesn’t integrate. We can be too successful,” two years in high school for admission. The colsaid the retiring chemistry professor. lege jettisoned a stronger requirement in the While Reed’s passion came early, Gerald Kruse, 1970s, and an effort in 1996 to reinstate it fell a a professor of math and computer science, was farfew votes short. But Professor of Spanish Henry ther along in his career when he had a serendipitous Thurston-Griswold said, “When I came in 1992, meeting with Thomas Weik, a computer science Sophomore Clarissa Diniz from we averaged 50 students per semester taking Recife, Brazil, was a resident professor at Juniata partner Muenster University Spanish. Now we have more than triple that adviser in the new Global of Applied Sciences in Germany. They wound up Village number.” Juniata is home to the much-honored swapping homes and classes for fall 2006. “It was Language in Motion program, which deploys international students just a fantastic experience. I went over as a passive supporter (of educaand study abroad returnees to local K–12 classrooms where they tion abroad) and came back as a very active promoter,” said Kruse, who present language lessons and cultural activities. Language in Mo- now serves on Juniata’s International Education Committee.

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Two German exchange students (right) and Professor Thomas Weik (center) from Juniata partner Münster University of Applied Sciences joined Juniata counterparts at a seminar.

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International Educator - November/December 2012
Table of Contents
From the Editors
In Brief
Voices
Transforming Lives
Local Connections
Juniata College Faculty Discovered the World and Students Followed
Partnering
Forum
In Focus
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