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Study Abroad

Internships in Northern Ireland – More from student blogger Molly

Photo via Derry Blue Badge Guide.  This is the second post in a series of blogs from HECUA’s student correspondent in Northern Ireland: Molly Dubois. Molly is a senior at the University of Minnesota, pursuing an individualized degree in Youth Studies, Political Science, and Democracy and Social Change through the College of Continuing Education’s Intercollege Program. […] Read More »

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Alumni Profile

Erica Beebe – Making Media, Making Change

Meet Erica Beebe. Erica was a student in HECUA’s Spring 2016 class of Making Media, Making Change. An English major minoring in Creative Writing and Studies in Cinema and Media Culture, Erica was initially unsure that she would be a good fit for the program. She worried that her lack of technical skills would make it […] Read More »

Behind the Scenes

HECUA career board – March 22nd, 2017

Each Wednesday we compile a list of jobs that we think might interest our alumni. In the past, this list has existed informally on our twitter account (@hecua_offcampus – follow us!) using the hashtag #hecuacareerboard. From now on we’ll also post an annotated list on our website. If you’re an employer and you’d like to […] Read More »

Study Abroad

On the trail of the Tuatara – more from student blogger Kaia.

Kaia Desai Fihn will be HECUA’s student blogger for the New Zealand program this spring semester. Kaia is a junior, majoring in History and minoring in Race and Ethnic Studies at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. You can read Kaia’s first impressions of New Zealand here. Week 2: Sustainability From Masterton, we traveled to Turangi for one night. Here, we had […] Read More »

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Study USA

Art for Social Change: Radical Vulnerability

Four weeks of planning, work, and final tweaks later, and twelve installation pieces created by students were installed on every floor of Pillsbury House + Theatre’s four story building. Community members, families, friends, and professors walked slowly through the space, soaking in the exhibits. Read More »

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Study Abroad

How in the HECkUA did I get to Northern Ireland? – Student Blogger Molly

HECUA’s classroom is far from conventional. We had multiple field trips and meet with many people working in areas of commemoration, reconciliation, education, and more. It has been amazing reading texts for reference and then talking with such honest people about their lived experience. Read More »

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Behind the Scenes

HECUA Career Board – March 8, 2017

Each Wednesday we compile a list of jobs that we think might interest our alumni. In the past, this list has existed informally on our twitter account (@hecua_offcampus – follow us!) using the hashtag #hecuacareerboard. From now on we’ll also post an annotated list on our website. If you’re an employer and you’d like to […] Read More »

Partnerships for Change

Introducing the Partnerships for Change blog series.

We’re introducing a new blog feature this month: Partnerships for Change. Curious about the name? Our inspiration comes directly from HECUA’s mission statement. We are driven to “build academic-community partnerships for social change.” Please check this tag for writings, reflections, critiques, and calls to action from HECUA staff, faculty, students, community partners, and alumni. Please submit your own […] Read More »

Study Abroad

Ecuadorian election observations – Maya Swope, student blogger

I don’t know that I’ve been here long enough to really know who is better for the country, but I’ve seen the election through the eyes of my host parents, my professors, and coworkers-- all of whom provide a different take on the situation. Hearing all these different sides is both confusing and enlightening. As a foreigner, everyone is really willing to take time to explain the campaign to me from their point of view, which I love. Read More »

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Behind the Scenes

HECUA career board – February 22, 2017

Each Wednesday we compile a list of jobs that we think might interest our alumni. In the past, this list has existed informally on our twitter account (@hecua_offcampus – follow us!) using the hashtag #hecuacareerboard. From now on we’ll also post an annotated list on our website. Read More »

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