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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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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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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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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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January in the Amazon – Alex’s story

As a biologist it was amazing to see how dramatically the wildlife would change depending on the time of day. We saw frogs, monkeys, birds, lemon ants, and more. This climate boasts an incredible diversity of flora and fauna. Read More »

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A poster child for bike safety – Nelson’s story

Nelson Dow, a junior at Denison University majoring in Environmental Studies, spent the fall in New Zealand, with HECUA’s New Zealand Culture and Environment: A Shared Future semester. The program, like all HECUA semester-long programs here and abroad, includes a significant internship component. Nelson spent his time as an intern promoting recreational and commuter cycling, working […] Read More »

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Bringing in the harvest – Cat’s Story

Catherine "Cat" Braza is HECUA's student blogger for the Fall Semester of our Sustainable Food, Agriculture and Justice program. Cat is a junior at Colorado College, in Colorado Springs. She's majoring in Environmental Science, with a double minor in Music and Studio Art. Read More »

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A happy accident – Jonah’s Story

"In brief, my ISP turned into a paper for a class, which led me to a research fellowship that enabled me to write my undergrad thesis. My time spent as a student research fellow eventually resulted in a full time position there." Read More »

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