The Guilfordian

Study Abroad Photo of the Week

September 18, 2015

Kyoto, Japan Carson Risser ‘17 studied throughout Japan this summer, visiting places like Kyoto, the former imperial capital of the island country. Each week we will feature a picture from students’ experiences abroad. Whether you have been or are currently abroad, we would love to see photos...

Floods in Accra, Ghana lead to explosion that kills hundreds

Caleb Amstutz, Staff Writer

September 4, 2015

On June 3, an explosion rocked a busy suburb in Accra, the capital of Ghana and an area where Guilford College hosts a study abroad program. Officials still do not know how many people died because bodies were burned beyond recognition and many were washed out to sea. Rough estimates conclude that...

Reunification of Germany 25 years later

Ian Penny, Guest Writer

November 21, 2014

Nov. 9 has long been a day of political upheaval in modern German history. On Nov. 9, 1918, the imperial monarchy that led the nation during World War I was overthrown, eventually replaced by the democratic Weimar Republic. The same day in 1923 saw Adolf Hitler attempt his infamous Beer Hall Putsch, ...

Student ventures abroad, teaches English in Tanzania

Student ventures abroad, teaches English in Tanzania

William Osterholt, Staff Writer

September 5, 2014

While many students at Guilford College this summer were enjoying the sun outside or working summer jobs, one student was participating in something rather special. Junior Fiona Lloyd-Muller spent a significant portion of her time over summer vacation abroad in Zanzibar, Tanzania ,teaching English at...

Beloved Tibetan town, study abroad site devastated by fire

Beloved Tibetan town, study abroad site devastated by fire

Eric Mortensen, Guest Writer, Chair and Associate Professor of Religious Studies

February 14, 2014

In the frigid inkiness of early morning on Jan. 11, 2014, a space heater allegedly ignited a window curtain in a hotel in the Old Town of Xianggelila — the very hotel in which Professor of Justice & Policy Studies Jerry Joplin had stayed in the spring of 2013 while directing Guilford College’s...

May showers bring plenty of summer opportunities

Jamie Luckhaus, Staff Writer

May 10, 2013

Summer. School is out. You made it through finals. Time to hit the beach and feel the sand between your toes. Sleep in. Get sunburned by the pool. Although these are vital parts of summer, there is much more to do. Your tan will fade, but the experienced gained interning or volunteering will stick...

I studied abroad with CIEE, now what?

Hallie Dowling-Huppert & Charlotte Cloyd, Guest Writers

March 29, 2013

We expected to experience a reverse-culture shock.  What we didn’t expect was the sense of isolation and lack of interest about our specific study abroad experiences.   When Charlotte studied abroad in Botswana (Fall 2012) and Hallie studied in Mexico (Fall 2011), we were seeking experiences different...

GOOFORDIAN: Naughty Nathan the Quaker Man gets nabbed smuggling reefer/kush abroad

Josh Ballard, Staff Writer

March 29, 2013

Disclaimer: This story is a part of our April Fool's edition, The Goofordian. This story was created by Guilfordian staff and is not based in fact. At 6:35 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, Nathan the Guilford College Quaker Man boarded a flight to visit students studying abroad in Brunnenburg. Unbeknow...

Mexico Solidarity Network: a Unique Study Abroad Experience

Mexico Solidarity Network: a Unique Study Abroad Experience

John Kluepfel, Staff Writer

March 29, 2013

“I was beat really badly by like four-foot-seven women in dresses,” said junior Chloe Weiner. You would probably never guess that Weiner is talking about her experience studying abroad in Mexico, where she lived and played basketball with autonomous communities around the country. On Wednesday,...