Falling in Love

30th April

 Robin Walters-Powell, Chair, UF Social Work

As a participant two years ago in the faculty exchange between UF and USSH who benefitted from and loved every minute of her stay, Robin Walters-Powell loves to talk about her experiences as a guest lecturer in Social Work on the USSH campus, her conversations with the students, her excursions throughout Ho Chi Minh City and her travels throughout Vietnam and to Cambodia.

One afternoon about two weeks ago, we gathered for lunch with a group of faculty and staff to welcome our guest speakers for the University’s 9th annual Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity. Robin and I happened to be seated across from one another. Table conversation focused on the afternoon’s Symposium and on our alums and their stories. Then, someone said, “Robin, did you know Marie is going to Vietnam?

Yes, she replied.  “And, I want to go with her; I want to go back!”

Robin explained that her … Read More »

Good Advice!

29th April

Getting good advice from a seasoned traveler!

Dr. Louann Cummings, UF Professor, College of Business, is a former UF-USSH Exchange Scholar, Ho Chi Minh City and a Fulbright Scholar, Hanoi.

Next year when she returns to Hanoi, UF students will travel with her!

Getting Ready!

27th April

May 1!  That’s the date when the journey begins!

By the time I return home to Findlay, Ohio at the end of the month, I will have traveled to three countries half way around the world and logged over twenty thousand miles.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is the primary destination.  From this vantage point all side trips within Vietnam and to Cambodia begin and end.

Formerly Saigon, HCMC is home to the University of Social Sciences & Humanities (USSH) and it is the site of my one-month residency as an Exchange Scholar from The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio.

Each year, for the past nine years, UF and USSH exchanged faculty members for a one-month residency. Now, after four months of planning and organizing details of travel, I’m caught up in the excitement of reconnecting with our Vietnamese colleagues and packing my bags for the first leg of the twenty-thousand mile … Read More »

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