In this installment of MIIS Tales, I invited Yiray Wu to the booth. Yiray is a first-year Translation and Interpretation student originally from Taiwan. We got a chance to talk about her experiences studying English and German in the United States as well as Germany. She schooled me on the inner workings of the T&I program and what Translation and Interpretation students have to do to succeed. We also chatted about her personal goals and aspirations once she leaves MIIS. I had a great time hanging out with Yiray! Listen in on our conversation below:
When I first heard Peter Shaw’s name come up in conversation I knew that he would be an interesting character to engage with, but I had no idea that I would eventually have the pleasure of interviewing the Professor of Pedagogical Magic himself for the institute radio station. Jeff Dayton-Johnson and I happened to be talking about where and how he decided to use podcasting to “flip” his classrooms when Peter came up. I remembered him saying that it was Peter who had designed so many the innovative and collaborative techniques employed across campus. So, considering the medium of podcasting for MIIS Radio it was only logical that Peter be the ideal pilot interview for its revival.
The following 10 minute segment is comprised of a series of highlights from our conversation spanning from community service learning projects, to language learning, to podcasting, to trekking across the Sahara “Mad Max/A-Team” style. I could tell you all about in writing but then what would be the point of the audio! Simply click the link below to listen in.