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Study Abroad

Linehan Artist Scholars may also use their scholarship funds to support study abroad.

Some recent Linehan Artist Scholar study abroad experiences:

Molissa Udevitz (Senior, Dance/Environmental Studies Major)

My vertical garden, which was turned vertical after the roots established themselves.  Monteverde, Costa Rica

My vertical garden, which was turned vertical after the roots established themselves. Monteverde, Costa Rica

Holding a male Painted Bunting on Isla Chira, Costa Rica.

Holding a male Painted Bunting on Isla Chira, Costa Rica.

I had an incredible Spring 2014 semester participating in an environmental study abroad program in Monteverde, Costa Rica!  The integrated and hands-on coursework examined various sustainability challenges Costa Rica faces, such as meeting growing energy needs, dealing with tourism expansion, and addressing deforestation.  We lived with host families and did activities such as hiking in national parks, touring energy plants, visiting local farms, and exploring a bat cave.  We also each had a sustainability internship: I got to use my creative skills to transform a wooden pallet into a vertical garden and to compose vertical garden resource documents for Monteverde residents.

MarthaRobichaud
Eurydice

Eurydice presented by UMBC Department of Theatre
photo Marlayna Demond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martha Robichaud spent a semester at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand finishing her writing minor, taking a theater course, and getting a culture GEP credit for a Maori art course. While she was there, she was in a local production of Sheila Callaghan’s play “Crumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake).” The director of this play is an up-and-coming artist in New Zealand who has won multiple awards for her work. When not doing school work or rehearsing, Martha explored the many natural wonders of New Zealand. Here is a link to an article about the play (and me) that was published in Wellington’s newspaper: http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/local-papers/the-wellingtonian/10096419/Crumbling-into-role-on-stage

 

 

For further information contact UMBC Study Abroad Program.