Fall 2021 Newsletter

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Katy Whiting, Managing Director of Sijal Institute in Amman, Visits Campus

In late September, Bryn Mawr hosted Katy Whiting, managing director of the Sijal Institute in Amman, Jordan, and Bryn Mawr’s partner since 2018 in offering the Arabic Language and Interdisciplinary Learning Program.

Russian Flagship Program Sends Students to the Annual Flagship Hackathon

This fall, Mamie Powers '22 and Brooke Barton '22 were selected to participate in the annual flagship student hackathon in Seattle.

The Bryn Mawr College International Forum will Return Spring 2022

The forum will return in Spring 2022, offered again in a live, online format.

Global Bryn Mawr: An Interview with Alice Lesnick

Alice Lesnick, associate dean for global engagement, talks about what Global Bryn Mawr is and why it is important in an interview for the Spring 2021 Alumnae Bulletin.

Faculty and Staff News

Vanessa Petroj Joins Bryn Mawr College as the New Director of Multilingual Writing

"I see myself in my students who are navigating being a college student in a foreign culture, through a foreign language, while pursuing their education in a completely new environment," says Vanessa.

David Karen Receives Global Bryn Mawr Grant to Conduct Research in Denmark

David Karen, professor of sociology, was awarded a Global Bryn Mawr Faculty/Staff Grant for his project titled Sport Talent Development, Social Issues, and Project Based Learning in Denmark.

Global Bryn Mawr Student Fellowships

A number of Bryn Mawr College students applied for and received funding to conduct research projects and study with a global concentration this past spring/summer.

Abhi Suresh '24 Attends the Summer 2021 Virtual Korea-America Student Conference

"I absolutely loved hearing different perspectives from the South Korean and other American delegates, and it furthered my mindset in terms of global awareness and cultural/social sensitivity," says the Global Bryn Mawr Student Fellowship funding recipient.

Vinny Ong '22 Participates in the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages

"Working towards preservation for endangered languages is one of the things that’s most important to me, so it has always been an honor to be a part of these projects," says Vinny.

Summer 2021 Student Internships

The Career & Civic Engagement Center supported students' global experiences over the summer of 2021 despite pandemic-related challenges. Associate Dean Katie Krimmel notes that students worked for organizations in the U.S. focused on global issues, worked in different countries, and worked remotely for international organizations. "During their internships, students gained valuable experiences, developed their leadership and digital competencies, and expanded their networks—all of which will continue to help them chart their multidirectional paths."


Bryn Mawr students are once again participating in Study Abroad this fall 2021, after a year-long pause due to COVID-19. Click here to read more.