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: Culinary Arts Providence International

Ready to Run the Family Bakery: Boulangerie St.  Antoine

I was born and raised in Brockton, Massachusetts, and spent much of my time in a small, traditional Haitian bakery, Boulangerie Street Antoine, owned by my parents. They started the business 22 years ago, right around the time I was born. My mother, with just a high school diploma, and my father, with an associate degree that he earned in Haiti, gave it their all from the start and are still running a successful business to this day.

Topics: Culinary Arts Providence Baking & Pastry Arts

A JWU Mother's Pride

 Julie Katz, a JWU mother, writes about her daughter Alyssa's emotional journey from Ohio to JWU Providence.  

Topics: Culinary Arts Providence

Getting To Know Ponzio

Emily Lemieux continues her 'People of JWU' series by interviewing Jeff, a  JWU Providence culinary student. Jeff's rocky journey to JWU involves an early, secretive interest in cooking and an erratic, negative boss. Read Jeff's story. 

Topics: Culinary Arts Providence

You’re Studying Abroad! Are You Excited?

As JWU student Angelina Jorge sits and thinks on a plane en route to Costa Rica, she shares her anxiety over leaving all that she knows for this study abroad trip. Could she have been so busy planning that she forgot to be excited?

Topics: Study Abroad Culinary Arts Providence