A Sense of Place, page one: Norwich University emagazine

A sense of place:

International students find Vermont-style welcome at Norwich

photos by Jay Ericson

Mat Parker’s rambling 1820s house in Cabot is quintessential Vermont. Nestled on a ridge off a dirt road, the sloping front yard offers picturesque views of lush mountains. On a sun-drenched August morning, Parker, the international student specialist at Norwich University, made pancakes in his kitchen. He served them with maple syrup and blueberries.

The group about to enjoy breakfast is not from Vermont, however. Most students gathered around the table are in the United States for the first time to study at Norwich, the nation’s oldest private military college. Seven students dug into pancakes: three incoming Rooks—new members of the Corps of Cadets—two exchange students who will lead a more traditional college lifestyle, and two seasoned sophomores along to provide support. continue

Anna Hovorkova of the Czech Republic eats breakfast at the Cabot home of Mat Parker, Norwich’s international student specialist.

Anna Hovorkova of the Czech Republic.