Ecuador Student Blogger Study Abroad

Getting to know Quito

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Isaac Nelson is HECUA’s student blogger for Community Internships in Latin America in Ecuador this spring. He is a junior at St. Olaf College, majoring in Environmental Studies and Race and Ethnic Studies. Read […] Read More »

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Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Kate Sullivan

Welcome to HECUA’s Alumni Profile series. Periodically, we catch up with a HECUA alum and see how their time in a HECUA classroom influenced their career goals, their life in the community, or their pursuit of continued education. If you or a friend would like to participate in this series, please email communications@hecua.org. This month […] 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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Student Blogger Study Abroad

Irish Goodbyes: A final post from Becca

Each semester, one student from each HECUA program abroad takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Becca Carcaterra will be HECUA’s student blogger for the Northern Ireland program this spring semester. Becca is a senior at St. Olaf College, majoring in English with a Race and Ethnic Studies concentration. Read on […] Read More »

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Alumni Profile

Will Delaney and Joan Bennett

HECUA alumni Will Delaney and Joan Bennett. Welcome to HECUA’s Alumni Profile series. We love to catch up with HECUA alumni to see how their time in a HECUA classroom influenced their career goals, their life in the community, and their pursuit of continued education. If you or a friend would like to participate in […] Read More »

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Student Blogger Study Abroad

Falling in Love with Life Overseas: More from Becca

But the thing about studying or living abroad is that there really is no guarantee you will enjoy the experience. You can read all of the promotional material and Google Image search all you want, but there’s no way of telling whether you will be thriving or enduring the next three months until you have actually settled into your new life overseas. And to my slightly surprised gratitude, I have discovered that I love the abroad life. Read More »

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Student Blogger Study Abroad

Lost in Translation: Becca in Northern Ireland

Since I’m a native English speaker studying abroad in an English-speaking place, many people would assume language would not be at the front my mind. Read More »

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Student Blogger Study Abroad

A Land of Aching Beauty – Becca in Northern Ireland

Photo Credit: Clare Schaefers Each semester, one student from each HECUA program abroad takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Becca Carcaterra will be HECUA’s student blogger for the Northern Ireland program this spring semester. Becca is a senior at St. Olaf College, majoring in English with a Race and […] Read More »

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