Study Abroad

Human Rights and Communication: My Internship in Ecuador

Artist-designed posters based on feminism and living in a digital world, created for a workshop sponsored by internship site El Churo.  Abigail Blonigen is HECUA’s student blogger from the Community Internships in Latin America program in Ecuador this fall. Abigail, a Spanish, English, and Global, Cultural & Language Studies major from the College of St. […] Read More »

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HECUA classrooms

HECUA Classrooms series: These Shoes Project

Kaitlyn Gayle Howell is an intern at Avalon School. She asks various students if it would be ok to take a photo of their shoes, and to ask a few questions about them. For the next five to twenty minutes, students talk not only about their shoes but also their life story. Read More »

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Student Blogger

Phone free in France – Italy student blogger Cat Braza

The first day of our fall break—which marked the halfway point in our semester abroad—a millennial’s worst nightmare happened: I left my phone on the bus. Read More »

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Study USA

HECUA student becomes HECUA supervisor – Liz and Rosa’s story

Rosa’s supervisor at Open Eye is a HECUA alumna, Liz Schachterle. About 75 per cent of HECUA alums tell us that their time in off-campus study helps them find a job post graduation, and that’s certainly true of Liz. Read More »

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Study USA

The effort behind the art – Ashley’s story

Not only has it been exciting to watch artists work on these enamel pieces, I’ve learned how to prep plates for them. I grind sheets of metal down and cover them with base layers of enamel to get the plates ready for artists to work on them. This process has given me insight into the amount of behind-the-scenes work that goes into a project of this caliber and scale. Read More »

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Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Sarah Peters

Sarah Peters was a City Arts (now Art for Social Change) student in the spring of 1997. She went on to earn her BFA from St. Catherine’s University, and to hold a number of positions within Twin Cities arts institutions and community hubs. Sarah sat down with us over coffee a few weeks ago to […] Read More »

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Student Blogger

Interning at All Parks – Lao’s story

APAC is a Minnesota statewide nonprofit tenant union for manufactured (mobile) home parks residents. My role as a community organizer is mainly focused on the Rush Line Corridor transit. Read More »

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Student Blogger

Everyone can be a philanthropist – Kaitlyn’s story

The people of our communities are the key stakeholders to authentic problem-solving and sustainable movement progression. They are the lifeline to community growth and the heart and soul of progressive social justice work. Read More »

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Student Blogger

The Rainbow Project – Emma McBride

In the first week, we were presented with a list of internship opportunities. The internship I chose was The Rainbow Project, an organization that works to improve the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and/or transgender people and their families in Northern Ireland. I work with LGBT youth. Read More »

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Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Olivia Boerschinger

I had learned about whiteness in an academic setting but was never asked to look at my own role related to white privilege. Hearing others students’ stories made me realize I do have a story to tell. Read More »

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