Behind the Scenes

Meet the Faculty: Northern Ireland Program Director Nigel Glenny

We’re lucky to have talented and passionate faculty here at HECUA, in our domestic programs and abroad. HECUA’s Program Director in Northern Ireland, Nigel Glenny, has been a member of the HECUA teaching team since 2007.  Nigel is a serious scholar of civic engagement and action. In addition to his role as Program Director for […] Read More »

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Study Abroad

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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Study Abroad

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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Study Abroad

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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Student Blogger

St. Patrick’s Day in Northern Ireland – More from student blogger Pelle

St. Paddy’s day is very different here – and that difference was a frequent topic of conversation between us and locals we encountered in various settings. While it is a holiday here (we got the day off from our internships and attended a parade) the festivities were much less extravagant then those in Boston or New York. Read More »

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Student Blogger

Thoughts on re-entry – Liza’s story

As I prepared to return home to my college campus after studying abroad for a semester, I was naturally both excited and nervous. Of course I was sad to leave Northern Ireland, to say good-bye to friends and for the semester to be over, but I was looking forward to being around my family and friends, to sleep in my own bed, and to jump into the rest of my studies. Read More »

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Student Blogger

Introducing Northern Ireland student blogger – Pelle Tracey

Corrymeela is the name of an organization that does peace and reconciliation work in Northern Ireland. One of the avenues through which it pursues its goals is a residential center in Ballycastle on the northern coast of Northern Ireland, which we visited. Read More »

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Student Blogger

Meeting Mona Eltahawy – Liza’s story

This week, we had the opportunity to meet a strong and fearless woman, Mona Eltahawy. The Foyle Women’s Information Network held a conference entitled Peace, Power, and Patriarchy. 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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