JWU Student Blogs

Making the Move: From Sunny Bahamas to Snowy Providence

As an international student from the Bahamas, one of the many questions I'm asked, besides how I adapted to the below 50-degree weather, is how I adjusted to going to college abroad. My story explores college life at JWU from an international student’s perspective.

Topics: International Providence Culinary Arts

Dining Hall Encounter Leads to Love, Family and a JWU Legacy

Sydney Corbin is a JWU Legacy student — both her mom and dad attended JWU's Providence Campus where they met, fell in love and had four children. Sydney is following in their footsteps as a Providence Campus student majoring in Media & Communication Studies. With four sisters, we hope to see more Corbins on campus in the future. Sydney shares her family's JWU Legacy story here. 

Topics: Alumni Providence

Learning by Doing — SEEM Students Hold 5th Annual Conference

My DEE Experience
During the spring and fall terms, I took part in a Directed Experiential Education (DEE) class that planned JWU’s 5th Annual Sports, Entertainment, Event — Management (SEEM) Leadership Conference, which is run entirely by students. It’s classes like this that allow me to expand my knowledge and help me figure out what I want to do once I graduate.

Topics: Hospitality Providence

10 Countries in 10 Days: A Tribute to Anthony Bourdain

Food. Adventure. People.

Anthony Bourdain lived his life valuing these things more than anything else. The fearless and humble nature of his personality inspired audiences all over the world. This, in turn, taught so many people an incredibly important life lesson, which is to try to experience new things, places and people as much as you can in your life. Because ultimately life is about connecting with other people by seeing their world and eating their food. Writer Julieanne Smolinski may have summed him up best: “Anthony Bourdain tried to show TV viewers how people who weren’t anything like us were just like us. He viewed humanity with curiosity, compassion, humility, and humor.”

Topics: Study Abroad

On the Farm: My Internship at Hopkins Southdowns

I am originally from El Paso, Texas, but relocated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, just before I started high school. Initially I attended JWU North Miami for my A.S. in Culinary Arts. I decided to transfer to Providence for my bachelor’s degree in Food Service Management. Once in Providence, my goals shifted from wanting to work in hotels to looking to open a small business that locally sources food and materials. I am currently focusing on my degree and working at the farm six to seven days a week.

Topics: Providence Sustainability