Ever wondered about social life in other countries? This time we asked our contributors to write about the differences in social life in their countries. Read on to learn about customs regarding eating meals, family life, student life and more in Germany, Spain, Colombia, Japan, France, and China.
Last week marked a historic occasion in human history as we saw our global population rise to over 7 billion people.
This event sparked discussion about human achievements that have brought about this change, and also about issues that are bound to get worse due to the resources required to sustain such a large number of [...]
The German political party that has its main interest in environmental policy is called „Bündnis 90/Die Grünen“. The central idea of their policy is ecological, economical and social sustainability. The party „Die Grünen“ was founded in the 1980s and has its origins in the anti-nuclear power, ecology, peace and women’s movement of the 1970s. In 1993 [...]
We all know national icons of the United States, they even transcend time- Abe Lincoln, Bob Marley, Audrey Hepburn or Lady Gaga. But have you heard of Juanes? Or Marriane? Ever thought of the cultural icons of other countries around the world? Read about the controversial, the endearing, the political, the beautiful. Here’s your opportunity [...]
Hello WWN readers!
The Willamette World News is an online publication written exclusively by
international students studying and working here on campus. Each issue centers around a specific theme
to bring worldwide perspective. Check out the Willamette “Highlights” article written about the WWN!
All of us here at the LLC are really excited to bring you this year’s [...]
As this school year comes to a close, our contributors are going to be returning to their home countries soon. Before their final goodbye, we have asked them to share memorable moments of their time here at Willamette. Read on and you will find friendships made, surprises and bittersweet goodbyes.
Enjoy and have a good summer [...]
We’ve asked out contributors to dig deep into their native language and let us
know about some of the most interesting aspects of their slang and changing expressions.
Here at the Language Learning Center, we’re taking this opportunity to tell you about our
personal favorite tool, WordChamp!
WordChamp is an online tool that allows you to browse the internet [...]
As spring slowly but surely arrives on campus, students are beginning to wake up from winter hibernation, and they are HUNGRY! Well, luckily for you we’ve got just the thing to satisfy your appetite. This issue is all about food. Discover unknown German cuisine, the diversity of crock pot cooking in Japan and more! [...]
Join us in learning a little about 2010’s diverse events from our contributors!
Sometimes it’s hard to remember, in our little lives here at Willamette, that life goes on beyond these oceans, so here’s a little bit from our readers to provide us with “A Year in Retrospect.” There’s information about Australia’s disastrous floods, Germany’s Eurovision [...]
For this one, we recommend a cozy place to relax and a nice cup of hot chocolate! You’re invited to learn about German nationalism as traced through the development of music, Argentina’s pride in abundant literature, and Shakespeare’s French foe, Molière! From an insider’s point of view, we’re privileged to explore various aspects of popular [...]
As we reflect on recent election outcomes and local political lore, our World News contributors have agreed to show us a little perspective by describing their own country’s political systems, past turmoil or current developments. Learn about Argentina’s fascinating political history, Australia’s current views on the female Prime Minister and more.
We’d also like to invite [...]
In the spirit of Halloween, shorter days, and falling leaves, we’ve asked our contributors to share superstitions, fears, and scary stories from their home countries. In this issue of the Willamette World News, we learn about supernatural beings around the world, precautions you might want to take to prevent bad luck, our contributors’ expectations for [...]
Hello to Willamette and the World!
We’d like to introduce our newest Willamette World News contributors! In this issue, our contributors from all over the world will tell you about themselves, their home and their initial impressions of living in the U.S.
The Willamette World News Editors
Jan, Jessa, Lars and Mirella
As our adieu for World News 2009-2010, we’ve asked our writers to recall their most interesting experiences during their time in the U.S. As they either elaborate on their best, or most awkward experience, their retrospective final blogs allow us to see our country through a different light. We hope you have enjoyed reading as [...]