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A Very Powerful Tool in the Student’s Hands: Penn State Libraries

In my experience as a student at Penn State, the University Libraries have played a major role in assisting with my coursework. Living outside the United States, and not being able to visit any of its physical campuses, I first thought that accessing the library would certainly be a complicated process. I later found that…

Learning Forensic Science at Penn State

As a Penn State student and lawyer, one of the most enticing and refreshing academic experiences I had so far was taking FRNSC 200 (Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation), a course specially tailored to understand how the basic principles of forensic science should be applied to crime scene investigations. The Importance of Conducting a Proper…

Studying Law: Different Approaches and Methodology

Personal Recount as an On-Campus Student When I attended law school in the late 1980s to pursue my JD from the University of the Balearic Islands, the characteristics and legal profession of the time informed the university’s teaching methods.  Every day I drove to my campus to attend the lectures from various instructors, which despite…

Improving Your Experience as a Penn State World Campus Student

Pursuing a college degree in a virtual environment can sometimes be challenging. In my particular case, this circumstance has been even more marked due to the fact of living in another continent. During these past semesters at Penn State I have not only been able to enjoy a high quality education, but also the positive…

Penn State World Campus Education: An International Student Perspective

Eighteen years ago I graduated from a law school in Spain, my mother country. Those were years of routine drives to the campus for attending class, taking notes, and physically interacting with other students and instructors. At that time my “only” occupation was being a student, which helped me attending classes on campus without the…

In the Wake of Economic Downturn

The current international economic crisis is having a harsh impact in many nations. Negative growth rates are leading to the closure of businesses and the loss of many jobs. Many people from Southern European countries, including myself, have felt the negative impact with special relevance. Living in Spain, this particularly resonates with me especially after…