Posted: February 23rd, 2015
Greetings from Winston-Salem!
I think it may be time for me to introduce myself. My name is Amber Featherstone and I am the new Director of International Programs at Wake Forest University School of Law. I’m excited and honored to have been chosen for this position and am already feeling the warm and welcoming atmosphere of WFU that many of you know all too well.
J. R. R. Tolkien wrote “Not all those who wander are lost.” I love this quote. I think sometimes people who travel or move frequently can be pegged as lost or without direction. This really speaks to me as I have done quite a bit of wandering in the last decade. A summer study abroad experience in Paris, France during my undergraduate study ignited a love of the world in me that has led to an international career and a lot of wandering. From study abroad, to professional international travel, to an almost 2-year stint living and working in San Jose, Costa Rica I’ve had many experiences that have changed my life and my view of certain cultures and peoples, and I want everyone to have these type of experiences in their lives.
I have two primary goals in my new position.
- I want to help you wander. Whether you’re a current student looking to study abroad with us in Venice, Vienna, or London, or an international student looking to study in one of our programs here in Winston Salem – I want to help you expand your horizons and explore the world.
- I want to make sure that you never feel lost. Going to a new place can be scary; I’ve experienced it firsthand. But, I want you to always feel like you can come to me if you need anything and so that you don’t feel frightened or lost in your new experiences.
I have a lot to learn about Wake Forest University, the School of Law, and the many programs we offer. But, my knowledge will be useless if I don’t first get to know you – our alumni, current students, and future students!
To our alumni:
I hope that you’ll accept my invitation to email me directly to introduce yourself. I want to learn about you and your Wake Forest University School of Law experience. Where are you now and how did your time here shape your professional and personal growth? Even though we haven’t met (yet), I would love to be your connection here at WFU.
To our current students:
My door is always open to you. No question is ever too big or too small. And while I may not have all of the answers, I will certainly do my best to find them for you. Stop in if you need something. Stop in if you don’t need anything at all but a break from your studies. I look forward to getting to know you.
To our future students:
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Selecting a school for graduate studies is not an easy task! And, if you’re moving to the U.S. from another country, that makes the job of choosing the school that is right for you even more difficult and daunting. Let me help you! I don’t ever want you to have a question that is unanswered. So, go ahead…ask me!
I look forward to hearing from you or seeing you in Winston-Salem soon!
Director of International Programs
Wake Forest University | School of Law