Modern Languages Department

Toree Hempstead, Fulbright Scholar

Fulbright Scholarship to Send Political Science, Modern Language Major to Spain

It all started with a class: Cultures of Spain.

“Understanding Spain’s political history and cultural dynamics really helped me understand how colonial Spain has shaped Latin America,” said NWU senior Toree Hempstead.

Felicia Phares, JET Scholar

Three NWU Students Accepted into JET Program

Three Nebraska Wesleyan University students will spend the next year in Japan. 

Toree Hempstead, Argentina study abroad experience

Student, Professor Translate the Identity and Meaning of Argentina's Dirty War

Toree Hempstead’s “Cultures of Spain” class sent her on unexpected journey.

She recalls her Spanish professor, Cathy Nelson, teaching about transitional justice and how countries confront human rights abuses when they transition to democracy.  While studying Argentine history, she learned about the Dirty War. 

Gilman Scholarship winner Vladislav Blazhievskiy

Gilman Scholarship to Send International Business Major to Germany

A Nebraska Wesleyan University junior will spend a semester in Germany thanks to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

Vladislav Blazhievskiy, an international business major and German minor from Lincoln, has been awarded the prestigious scholarship to study in Germany during the spring semester.

Senior Quentin Timblin spent his summer interning at a pharmacy in Madrid, Spain.

Biochemistry, Modern Languages Major Gains Pharmacy Experience in Madrid

When Quentin Timblin first came to Nebraska Wesleyan University, he had his heart set on studying chemistry. 

Fast forward four years and he’s studying abroad in Argentina and thinking about medical school.

The senior biochemistry and modern language studies double major said impactful courses and conversations led him down a new path.

Senior Luke Gregerson has been accepted to the prestigious Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, which will send the English and music double major to Japan for a year where he will help teach English.

JET Program to Send English, Music Major to Japan

Nebraska Wesleyan University senior Luke Gregerson admits he’s watched his share of the Travel Channel.

NWU alumnus Trang Ho Morton ('06) and her husband, Matthew Morton, will present this year's Curtis Lecture, "Changing the Narrative on Adolescents: U.S. and International Perspectives." Trang is a planning specialist at the Fund to End Violence Against Ch

Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership to Address Changing the Narrative on Adolescents

A Nebraska Wesleyan University alumnus and Rhodes Scholar is returning to her alma mater. Trang Ho Morton, a planning specialist at the Fund to End Violence Against Children, will be joined by her husband, Matthew Morton, research fellow at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, to present this year’s Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership.

Terri Seier, an English major from Petersburg, Neb., is spending the spring semester at Providence University in Taiwan. She was awarded the Freeman-ASIA Award to assist with her study abroad expenses.

Freeman-ASIA Award Sends Sophomore to Taiwan to Study Language, Culture

“The moment I walked into my first Chinese class, I knew that it was a language I wanted to stick with,” recalled Nebraska Wesleyan University sophomore Terri Seier.

Now Seier is stepping into a Chinese class in Taiwan, thanks to a Freeman-ASIA Award she received in December.

Senior Joseph Roper spent the summer interning at McGill University working alongside NWU alumna Koren Mann, associate professor of oncology at McGill University. They researched the role of a particular enzyme on cancer mutations.

Canadian Internship Gives NWU Student First-Hand Experience in Cancer Research

When Felix Baumgartner set the world record for skydiving—jumping 25 miles above the earth's surface from a hot air balloon—he didn't just set a new standard, he inspired a Nebraska Wesleyan University student to follow suit.

Senior Joseph Roper isn’t skydiving but he has been adhering to the lesson Baumgartner unknowingly set in motion: seek out new experiences.

Senior Randi Knox spent a semester in Mexico where she was about to put her Spanish-speaking skills to the test.

Senior Tests Spanish Skills Through Study Abroad in Mexico

When Randi Knox graduated from Bellevue East High School, she had a hunch that her college experience would likely include studying abroad.

She holds a special curiosity for the world around her and has an intense desire to make an impact.