One of the most exciting possibilities open to students at Westfield is the chance to study abroad. Students can spend weeks, months, or even a full year in a different country where they can earn college credit, increase their intercultural understanding, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
From April 7 to April 14, I had the pleasure of taking a course in Guatemala around the city of Antigua. I traveled to Guatemala on a short-term study abroad program with twenty-nine nursing students and three nursing faculty members. With the support of a local mission, our group spent the week helping others and exploring the culture. Every experience offered a different learning opportunity, such as understanding that the concerns we have in the United States are not the same as those in other countries. Being able to communicate in Spanish thanks to my double major in Spanish made the years of hard work learning the language worthwhile.
Some freshmen are blessed with knowing exactly what they want to do with their lives. They have a plan, they know which departments to enter, and they can easily find resources on how to get where they want to go.
Throughout our college careers at Westfield State, students are encouraged to study abroad for a short-term or long-term course. The university offers dozens of remarkable opportunities for students, and I was fortunate to take advantage of one in January.
During spring break of 2018, we had the amazing opportunity to travel with 10 other people to Panajachel, Guatemala to do something we are both passionate about — giving back to people who truly deserve and need it while being able to immerse into a new culture. This trip was run through a non-profit organization called Worthy Village, an organization that builds pathways out of poverty for women and children in Guatemala by providing economic opportunity, healthcare, and education.
Moving off to college is a major transition. It’s an exciting time in your life. Once you’re ready to tackle the reality of starting your education, you’ll have to figure out some logistics. Housing falls under that umbrella, and you have a number of options. You can choose to live on campus or off, opt for roommates, or look for a single. First off, let’s review your options and some of the considerations at play.
The long-lasting connections you make, the community you share, being in close proximity to everything — there are so many reasons to live on campus during your time at Westfield State University. Here are our top ten reasons!
One of the best things about college is the opportunity to meet new people through shared activities. Campus groups, clubs, and teams are a great way to do it while enriching your academic experience.
Westfield State offers over 70 different clubs and organizations for students to choose from. Here’s a quick rundown of our groups and some important links you’ll need to get started.
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It's almost move-in day—where you'll make new friends and begin your life-changing experience at Westfield State University. We want to help make your big move to campus simple, so we put together this list of items to bring and not to bring.
Professor Diana Schwartz, D.P.E., and her students in Westfield State's Movement Science 331 Sports & Exercise Psychology course received the Jack & Linda Kelleher Silent Hero Award from Griffin’s Friends at its annual banquet on May 18.