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Study Abroad

Life in the castle – student blogger Quentin in Italy

Next, a little about the HECUA program itself. I don’t want to make anyone cry of jealousy, but we are living at a castle on a vineyard in Tuscany, drinking wine every day from the vineyard where we live and cooking delicious Italian cuisine, with locally grown ingredients. We typically have class every weekday but Thursday, which we save for a visit to local farms and vineyards. Read More »

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Study Abroad

Kia Ora from New Zealand!

HECUA students group suited up and ready to grab surfboards on Raglan’s main surf beach. Each semester, one student from each HECUA program abroad takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Halla Dontje Lindell will be HECUA’s student blogger for the New Zealand program this fall semester. Halla is […] Read More »

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Student Blogger

How to return from a study abroad semester in Ecuador.

A mini-reunion of Hecua Ecuador students– In St. Paul, MN! We were lucky enough to have three student bloggers from the Community Internships in Latin America program in Ecuador in Spring of 2017. This week, Maya Swope, a Macalester College student majoring in Environmental Studies and Geography returns to the blog for her post-program analysis. […] Read More »

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Behind the Scenes

Meet the Faculty: Northern Ireland Program Director Nigel Glenny

We’re lucky to have talented and passionate faculty here at HECUA, in our domestic programs and abroad. HECUA’s Program Director in Northern Ireland, Nigel Glenny, has been a member of the HECUA teaching team since 2007.  Nigel is a serious scholar of civic engagement and action. In addition to his role as Program Director for […] Read More »

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Behind the Scenes

Meet the Staff: Raegan Jaeger, HECUA program representative.

 We’re lucky to have talented and passionate faculty and staff here at HECUA, in our domestic programs and abroad. Every so often we like to feature members of our amazing team on the HECUA blog. Today is one of those days! We’d like to provide blog readers with a digital introduction to one of HECUA’s […] Read More »

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Study Abroad

New beginnings in Norway

Emily Gardner is HECUA’s fall semester student blogger for The New Norway program! She is a Psychology major and an Anthropology minor at Colorado College. Emily will be posting on the HECUA blog regularly this fall semester. Read on for her first impressions of Oslo. New Beginnings in Norway: Learning to Love Brown Cheese On […] Read More »

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Behind the Scenes

A message from HECUA regarding DACA

Dear friend, Last week, President Trump announced his intention to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA protects about 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation, allowing recipients to obtain driver’s licenses, enroll in college, and legally secure jobs. Approximately 6,300 of these DACA recipients live in Minnesota. HECUA’s political commitments to human […] Read More »

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Behind the Scenes

Meet the Staff: Program Rep Robert Harris III

 We’re lucky to have talented and passionate faculty and staff here at HECUA, in our domestic programs and abroad. Every so often we like to feature members of our amazing team on the HECUA blog. Today is one of those days! We’d like to provide blog readers with a digital introduction to one of HECUA’s […] Read More »

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Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Manuel Landron

Photo credit: Pedro Szekely Welcome to HECUA’s Alumni Profile series. Each month we’ll catch up with a HECUA alumni, and see how their time in a HECUA classroom influenced their career goals, their life in the community, and their pursuit of continued education. If you or a friend would like to participate in this series, […] Read More »

Student Blogger

Breaking Through Barriers with a Triumphant Sound: Fannie Lou Hamer

In addition to semester-long programs in the United States and abroad, HECUA offers a Race in America: Then and Now, a summer-term program. Race in America is a three-week-long exploration of the Black Freedom Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, as well as current movements for racial and economic equity, based in Jackson, Mississippi. HECUA Race in America alumna […] Read More »

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