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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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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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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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The Year of Children in the Garden: Internships in New Zealand

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 previous post here. Internships sites across Wellington by Kaia Desai Finn Wellington has easily […] Read More »

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Wicked Problems and Sustainability in New Zealand

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 previous post here. Our goodbyes at the marae were long, for we were not only […] Read More »

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On the marae in New Zealand.

It was only a little over an hour to the marae. On our way out of Tongariro National Park, we stopped at Lake Rotopounamu. This lake is tapu (sacred) to Māori, as it’s a place where Māori women went to give birth. We stood in a circle with our new companions from Whitecliffe College (see […] Read More »

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Buses, female empowerment, and guinea pigs: internships in Quito

When I arrive at the farm, I change into my work clothes and put on my big green rubber boots. I’m usually freezing in the morning, so I bundle up with a long sleeve shirt, sweatshirt, and rain jacket. The day starts and I help out with whatever needs to be done on the farm; usually this involves planting, weeding, feeding the cuy (guinea pigs) and chickens, and preparing produce to be sold. Read More »

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Kaia visits Mount Ngauruhoe.

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 previous post here. Week 4: Mordor It was a long journey to our next destination—Tongariro […] Read More »

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Spring Break in Zagreb with student blogger Molly Dubois

So yes, my chapter of rolling hills, walking Strand Road, talking and working with extraordinary ordinary people of all ages and backgrounds, watching Netflix in bed with my flatmates while eating Zora’s Takeout, visiting the sea, castles, and historic spaces, reading Jonathan Swift on the train, enjoying a quality Guinness, and really looking in on myself and my country from a different perspective is coming to an end. Read More »

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Field visits in the Amazon – More from Maya Swope

Photo credit: Jack Buettner. We’re lucky enough to have three student bloggers from the Community Internships in Latin America program in Ecuador this semester. You’ll have the chance to hear from all three over the next few months! This week, Maya Swope, a Macalester College student majoring in Environmental Studies and Geography returns to the blog. You […] Read More »

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