Washington, D.C., director Brian Swarts, his wife Izumi and their sons Shosuke and Hiroki smile for a family Christmas photo this past winter. The Swarts family faced several challenges due to COVID-19, including homeschooling and being unable to travel. Photos courtesy of Brian SwartsWashington, D.C., International Program Director Brian Swarts is passionate about travel, … [Read more...] about IP Director Update: Brian Swarts Looks To the Future in Washington, D.C.
Lausanne Director Ezra Plank poses with his wife, Emily, and kids for their Easter 2020 photo at their home in Lausanne, Switzerland. Plank and his family spent several months in lockdown after the Lausanne program was suspended in March. Photo courtesy of Ezra Plank Ezra Plank, the Lausanne International Program director, misses many aspects about having students in Lausanne. … [Read more...] about IP Director Update: Ezra Plank Renovates a Castle in Lausanne
"The Iconic Trio" (left to right) of Heidelberg Academic Coordinator Christina Wuttke, Program Director Daniel Daugherty and Program Assistant Martina Drefs smile in Drefs' office in July 2018. Daugherty said he enjoys working with the Heidelberg Program staff because they make a great team, especially while they experience life during a pandemic. Photo courtesy of Daniel … [Read more...] about IP Director Update: Daniel Daugherty Power Walks Through the Pandemic in Heidelberg
Florence program director Elizabeth Whatley kneels in front of her rose garden for a photo with her two dogs, Izzy the chocolate lab and Jack the pointer, during the quarantine. Whatley said her dogs have been confused by the amount of time she's been home during quarantine instead of at the Villa. Photos courtesy of Elizabeth Whatley In her 22 years as director of the … [Read more...] about IP Director Update: Elizabeth Whatley Misses Students A Lot in Florence
Buenos Aires Director Travis Hill-Weber smiles for a picture with his wife, Harmony, and two children, Elias and Elora. The director said he is looking forward to students returning to the Argentine campus. Photo courtesy of Travis Hill-WeberArgentine culture is one of physical intimacy — from exchanging kisses on first greeting to sharing a cup of mate and dancing tango … [Read more...] about IP Director Update: Travis Hill-Weber Navigates His First Year in Buenos Aires