Maryland Global News
Maryland Athletics—you know them, you love them, you go to their games. Sporting events are an undeniable part of what it means to be a Terp—alums and current students alike can share in the same core memories of walking to SECU stadium or Xfinity Center, cheering as loud as they can when we score, and donning jerseys with an easy pride that lasts a lifetime.
The sound is unmistakable—a grumbling putter followed by screeching breaks and a reluctant idle: the mailman is here, and Tiara Darnell ‘11 is running to her mailbox. In the carrier’s hand is her gateway to the rest of the world, coming in the form of an international postcard from her father. Growing up in a military family is not without its challenges, but for Darnell, these childhood afternoons waiting for the postman were the origins of a global fascination that would take her all over the world.
Tetiana Tytko, president of the UMD Ukrainian Student Association, shares her experiences in watching the Russian invasion of Ukraine unfold from the U.S.
Xinyu Zhai, coordinator for the Language Partner Program at UMD, shares the value of second language acquisition as it relates to community building on campus.
Former Fulbright scholar, current professor Dr. Candace M. Moore shares her perspectives on approaching global learning in a mutually beneficial way.
Jody Heckman-Bose, associate director of International Student & Scholar Services, shares her views on how we can better support the international student community at UMD.