Student Blogger Study Abroad

Happiness in Dublin

Each semester, one student from each HECUA program abroad takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Giorgia Piantanida will be HECUA’s student blogger for the Northern Ireland program this spring semester. Giorgia is a junior at Swarthmore College, double-majoring in Peace and Conflict Studies and Environmental Studies. Read on for […] Read More »

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Student Blogger Study Abroad

Field Visit to the Manglares

Over the course of our program in Ecuador, there are three included field visits. The first one was to Yasuní National Park, which is part of the Amazon Rainforest, about twelve hours from Quito. The second, which we just had this past week, was to Manabí, a coastal region about six hours away from Quito. Read More »

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Student Blogger Study Abroad

The Healing Touch of Koromiko – Study Abroad in New Zealand

I didn’t know how much I needed to be here until I was actually here. You don’t know you are living your best life until you live it. I wasn’t sure what to expect but this was much more than I ever imagined. Read More »

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Student Blogger Study Abroad

Burritos and Botanical Gardens in Belfast – Study Abroad in Northern Ireland

This past weekend, the six other HECUA students and I decided to travel to Belfast to soak up a city where we knew absolutely no one, as well as get ready for our class excursion there on Monday. Read More »

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Student Blogger Study Abroad

Breakfast with Tuscan Cowboys – Study Abroad in Italy

Each semester, one student from each HECUA program abroad takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Kevin Corrigan will be HECUA’s student blogger for the Sustainable Agriculture, Food, and Justice program this fall semester. Kevin is a student at Denison University, majoring in Environmental Sustainability and minoring in Philosophy. […] Read More »

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Student Blogger Study Abroad

The views from the Tongariro Alpine Crossing – Michaela’s story

We drove to Cambridge, where we visited the farm of Jeanette Fitzsimons, a former Member of Parliament and co-leader of the Green Party of New Zealand. Before venturing to our next location, Raglan, we stopped at Maungatautari Ecological Island, where we learned about conservation efforts in New Zealand. Throughout this trip, we learned about both Māori and Pakeha (European) perspectives on complex issues such as farming, conservation, and world views. Read More »

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Student Blogger Study USA

Making Media at In Progress – Erica’s story

On February 15, my “Making Media, Making Change” class visited In Progress, a non-profit art and media organization that fosters the creative potential of community members by offering a supportive, educative, open space within the community. Read More »

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Student Blogger Study Abroad

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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