Brant Bynum Converse

Dr. Brant Bynum has traveled to all manner of exotic ports of call, from North Africa to Europe, and throughout the Americas. Now he and Judy, his wife of 38 years, are planning a celebratory retirement cruise from Montreal to New York—while his love for travel stays close to home. Before sailing away from Converse…
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Bicyclists in front of a church

During the 2018 January study-travel trip to Germany, Music History and German Studies students explored cultural, historical and political sites. Dr. Mirko Hall and Dr. Siegwart Reichwald explored politics and music, respectively, with this diverse group of Converse students. Their travels took them to Berlin, Leipzig and Dresden where they discussed composers Johann Sebastian Bach and…
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Claudia Coffin in Qatar

A month-long trip to Qatar has put life into a new perspective for Malone Fellow, Qatar Foundation Fellow and Nisbet Honors student, Claudia Coffin ’19.  Her participation in Converse’s Model Programs opened the door to this exclusive opportunity and she credits Converse faculty for giving her the confidence to take on this adventure. The trip,…
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Zoe Kushubar

While most freshmen spend their first two weeks at college figuring out classroom locations or trying to remember their passcodes to get into the dorms, Zoe Kushubar was packing her bags for a 10-day German music tour. The trip was part of Converse’s Petrie School of Music collaboration with the Bach Choir Ortenau in Germany…
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Trying to be Serious with the Guards - Aubrey Andersen-Bakker

Amsterdam, London, Panama, Athens...where will your studies take you? See where our students adventured during Jan Term. LEARN MORE Converse Study Travel Apply to Converse

Model programs morocco

By Dr. Joe Dunn With generous funding from the Converse College Golden Club (50th Year Reunion Class) and contributions from other Model Program alums, members of the Converse Model Arab League team were able to participate in the first Rabat (Morocco) International University Model Arab League (MAL) last November.  Seven senior and junior members of…
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Tina Rohner

“I was very shy growing up. I was never what you would call a leader,” Tina Rohner says via Skype from the Philippines, where she works for Asian Development Bank (ADB). “But at Converse, you have the opportunity to take on all these different leadership roles. And because it’s all-women, it offers an environment where…
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Biology student Amberleigh Dryman in Thailand rehabilitating elephants

Amberleigh Dryman ’16’s affinity for animals began at a young age. But her passion for their well-being and ethical treatment came when she was a teenager, during a trip to North Africa.  “I was in Morocco riding in a carriage pulled by a horse, “ Amberleigh said. “The horse was obviously ill and not receiving…
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Converse Travel

A trip to Paris is undoubtedly an extraordinary experience. But a visit to Paris in the springtime? Incomparable. The trees and flowers shake off their winter coats, as Parisians make their way out of winter hibernation, flocking to prime, outdoor seating at their local cafes. Sanuja Goonetilleke is no stranger to traveling abroad. Born and…
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Brandy Blanton takes on Scottish independence debate

Brandy Blanton ‘15 Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Joe Dunn, History and Politics Summer 2014 Nisbet Honors student, Brandy Blanton ‘15, witnessed history in the making as a researcher on the front lines of the Scottish independence vote of 2014. Her research project, Scottish Independence: A Youthful Voice, took her to Scotland and was funded by a…
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