II. While Reading Tasks
- trailblazer |ˈtrālˌblāzər| noun -a pioneer; an innovator: he was a trailblazer for many ideas that are now standard fare.
- overseas |ˈōvərˈsēz| adjective- [ attrib. ] from, to, or relating to a foreign country, esp. one across the sea: overseas trips.
- unorthodox |ˌənˈôrTHəˌdäks| adjective –contrary to what is usual, traditional, or accepted; not orthodox: he frequently upset other scholars with his unorthodox views.
- elite |əˈlēt, āˈlēt| noun-a group of people considered (by others or themselves) to be the best in a particular society or category, esp. because of their power, talent, or wealth: the wealthy, educated elite | [ as modifier ] : an elite combat force.
- immerse |iˈmərs| verb-involve oneself deeply in a particular activity or interest: she immersed herself in her work | she was still immersed in her thoughts.
- sustained |səˈstānd|adjective-continuing for an extended period or without interruption: several years of sustained economic growth.
- affiliated |əˈfilēˌātid| verb [ with obj. ] (usu. be affiliated with) officially attach or connect (a subsidiary group or a person) to an organization: the college is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.
- dyad |ˈdīad| noun-technical something that consists of two elements or parts: the mother–child dyad.
- traditional |trəˈdiSHənl|-adjective-existing in or as part of a tradition; long-established: the traditional festivities of the church year.
- transition |tranˈziSHən, -ˈsiSHən| noun-the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another: students in transition from one program to another | a transition to multiparty democracy.
“Students can spend full terms at Webster’s campuses abroad, and some courses combine an online or in-person class with an immersion trip; for example, a human rights studies class traveled to Rwanda and a class on international criminal law ended with a trip to Leiden, the Netherlands.
For a seamless transition, credits are the same as on the St. Louis campus, as is the $25,300 tuition, though Webster tacks on a $500 study-abroad fee and in many cases does not pay for airfare.”