Community Partner Northern Ireland

Community Partner Feature: The Rainbow Project

Collaboration with community partners brings HECUA’s model of transformational learning to life. We know that the 12-15 hours a week that 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. As Pride month comes […] Read More »

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Art for Social Change Community Partner

Community Partner Feature: Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center

Collaboration with community partners brings HECUA’s model of transformational learning to life. We know that the 15-20 hours a week that 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. The Chicago Avenue Fire […] Read More »

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Art for Social Change Student Blogger Study USA

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Goodbye HECUA!

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 last […] Read More »

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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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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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Community Partner Featured Study USA

Community Partner Feature: Michael Dahl

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. Meet HECUA internship site supervisor, […] Read More »

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Student Blogger Study USA

A Thank You Note

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Elle Nelson is HECUA’s student blogger for the Inequality in America program this fall. Elle is a student at Bethel University, majoring in Biology and Reconciliation Studies. Read on her for final post! It’s Friday, December […] 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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