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Allissia Gilmartin

School for International Training, Mali, Spring semester

Studying abroad is without a doubt the best thing I’ve done during my four years at UVa. I learned how to eat with my right hand (it’s harder than you’d think), I learned about Malian culture and how to be a part of a Malian family, how to communicate through smiles, laughter, hand gestures and a few badly pronounced words but most importantly I learned the importance of listening, to words and actions and that we are all more alike then we sometimes think.

Upcoming Events

  • Pre-Departure Orientations: Wednesday, Nov. 5, 5-7 pm, Maury 209 or Friday, Nov. 7, 9-11 am, Nau Hall 101.
  • Semester at Sea Spring 2015 Voyage Pre-Departure Orientation, Monday, Nov. 10, 5-7 pm, Minor Hall 125.
  • International Education Week, November 15 - 21, See the calendar for full details.
  • Lessons from Abroad: Study Abroad Returnee Conference. Saturday, Feb. 21, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.
International Studies Office Phone Number +1(434) 982-3010. In the event of a emergency outside of business hours, your call can be directed to a message center for emergency assistance.