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Northern Ireland Student Blogger Study Abroad

Time to Craic On: Working, Learning, and Having Fun at The Rainbow Project

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. AV Lee-A-Yong is HECUA’s student blogger for the Conflict, Peace and Transition program in Northern Ireland this spring. Ze is a student at Swarthmore College, majoring in peace and conflict studies, minoring in psycholgoy. Read […] Read More »

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Community Partner Making Media Making Change

Community Partner Feature: Joua Lee Grande

Collaboration with community partners brings HECUA’s model of transformational learning to life. We know that the 15-20 hours a week students spend interning with a local organization is just as valuable as the time they spend inside the classroom. Periodically, we feature the community partners who make experiential learning possible. Joua Lee Grande (she/her/hers) co-teaches […] Read More »

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Inequality in America Student Blogger Study USA

HECUA: Honest Education to Connect and Unite All

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Amaris Rodriguez-Price is HECUA’s student blogger for Inequality in America this spring. She is a sophomore at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with an undeclared major. Read on for her first post! HECUA educates future […] Read More »

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Ecuador Student Blogger Study Abroad

Getting to know Quito

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Isaac Nelson is HECUA’s student blogger for Community Internships in Latin America in Ecuador this spring. He is a junior at St. Olaf College, majoring in Environmental Studies and Race and Ethnic Studies. Read […] Read More »

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New Zealand Student Blogger Study Abroad

A Journey through Tongoriro Alpine Crossing

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Samantha Johnson is HECUA’s student blogger for New Zealand: Culture and the Environment this spring. She is a student at Hamline University, majoring in Environmental Studies and Global Studies, minoring in Chinese. Read on […] Read More »

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Making Media Making Change Student Blogger Study USA

Crafting New Narratives

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Darby Ottoson (she/they) is HECUA’s student blogger for Making Media, Making Change this spring. They are student at University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, majoring in Strategic Communication, minoring in Environmental Sciences, Policy, Management, and […] Read More »

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Art for Social Change Student Blogger Study USA

Feeling Good Where I’m At

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Eleanor Giese is HECUA’s student blogger for Art for Social Change this spring. They are a student at University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, majoring in art, minoring in social justice. Read on for their […] Read More »

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Student Blogger Study Abroad

Landscapes and Learning: Our Initial Residence at Corrymeela

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. AV Lee-A-Yong is HECUA’s student blogger for the Conflict, Peace and Transition program in Northern Ireland this spring. Ze is a student at Swarthmore College, majoring in peace and conflict studies, minoring in psycholgoy. […] Read More »

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Alumni Profile

Chévere Homecoming

Welcome to HECUA’s Alumni Profile series. Periodically, we catch up with a HECUA alum and see how their time in a HECUA classroom influenced their career goals, their life in the community, or their pursuit of continued education. This month we are delighted to feature Ben Kromash, who studied with HECUA’s Community Internships in Latin […] Read More »

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Study Abroad

Reflections from Ecuador: Decoloniality

Marissa Abara just finished her January Term with HECUA’s program Social and Political Transformation in Ecuador. She is a student at the University of St. Thomas majoring in Communication &  Journalism, minoring in American Culture & Difference, and Graphic Design. Read on for her final reflection about being in Ecuador. As I reflect upon what […] Read More »

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