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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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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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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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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Student Blogger Study Abroad

Kia ora rawa atu Aotearoa- Many Thanks Aotearoa

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Naomi Clayton is HECUA’s student blogger this fall for the New Zealand program Culture and the Environment: A Shared Future. Naomi is a student from Grinnell College majoring in Anthropology. Read on for her final […] Read More »

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Student Blogger Study Abroad

Farewell “Toli” Town

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program abroad takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Anna Kate Stephenson is HECUA’s student blogger for Italy: Sustainable Agriculture, Food, and Justice  program this fall. Anna Kate is a student from the University of California Berkeley majoring in Environmental Science. Read on […] Read More »

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Student Blogger Study Abroad

Final Reflections from Northern Ireland

As I finished my internship with the Verbal Arts Centre, I began to reflect on the power of storytelling. The opportunity to read and talk with nursing home residents in one Verbal program made me excited, but also nervous since I did not think I would be able to connect to the group. Nevertheless, the stories I listened to and told in that first session and the many sessions afterwards, as we laughed, talked, and sang, erased the vast gap in our experiences and backgrounds. I began to truly understand how literature and stories bring people together. Read More »

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Student Blogger Study Abroad

Diving into Wellington

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Naomi Clayton is HECUA’s student blogger this fall for the New Zealand program Culture and the Environment: A Shared Future. Naomi is a student from Grinnell College majoring in Anthropology. Read on for her next post! […] Read More »

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Student Blogger Study Abroad

Tasting the Sustainable Difference

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program abroad takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Anna Kate Stephenson is HECUA’s student blogger for Italy: Sustainable Agriculture, Food, and Justice  program this fall. Anna Kate is a student from the University of California Berkeley majoring in Environmental Science. Read on for […] Read More »

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