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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Welcome to Wellington!

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, I head to Bowen House for my internship with James Shaw, co-leader of the Green Party and newly confirmed Minister of Climate Change. Read More »

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Beyond the Classroom: On the Frontlines of Community and Culture in Oslo

Overall, I am incredibly thankful for the internship component of my semester. To me, there seems no better way to be immersed in Norwegian life than being on the front lines of nonprofit organization work in the Oslo community. It perfectly supplements my academic experiences, helps me to feel like a participating member of the Oslo community, and expands my knowledge of Norwegian culture. Read More »

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Unheard Voices in Northern Ireland

A ‘peace wall’ separating Protestant/Unionist and Catholic/Nationalist communities in Derry-Londonderry. Each semester, one student from each HECUA program abroad takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Hilary Wickenhauser will be HECUA’s student blogger for the Northern Ireland: Democracy and Social Change program this fall semester. Hilary is a Gustavus […] Read More »

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A whirlwind first month in Quito.

It is hard to believe I’ve already been in Quito for 20 days. But at the same time, it feels like so long ago that I disembarked, praying my luggage made it, looking for my name on one of many homemade signs held by families beaming with excitement. I had no idea what to expect. My first time speaking Spanish to a native speaker was when I went through immigration at the airport. Read More »

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Life in the castle – student blogger Quentin in Italy

Next, a little about the HECUA program itself. I don’t want to make anyone cry of jealousy, but we are living at a castle on a vineyard in Tuscany, drinking wine every day from the vineyard where we live and cooking delicious Italian cuisine, with locally grown ingredients. We typically have class every weekday but Thursday, which we save for a visit to local farms and vineyards. Read More »

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Kia Ora from New Zealand!

HECUA students group suited up and ready to grab surfboards on Raglan’s main surf beach. Each semester, one student from each HECUA program abroad takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Halla Dontje Lindell will be HECUA’s student blogger for the New Zealand program this fall semester. Halla is […] Read More »

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New beginnings in Norway

Emily Gardner is HECUA’s fall semester student blogger for The New Norway program! She is a Psychology major and an Anthropology minor at Colorado College. Emily will be posting on the HECUA blog regularly this fall semester. Read on for her first impressions of Oslo. New Beginnings in Norway: Learning to Love Brown Cheese On […] Read More »

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The Year of Children in the Garden: Internships in New Zealand

Kaia Desai Fihn will be HECUA’s student blogger for the New Zealand program this spring semester. Kaia is a junior majoring in History and minoring in Race and Ethnic Studies at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. You can read Kaia’s previous post here. Internships sites across Wellington by Kaia Desai Finn Wellington has easily […] Read More »

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Wicked Problems and Sustainability in New Zealand

Kaia Desai Fihn will be HECUA’s student blogger for the New Zealand program this spring semester. Kaia is a junior majoring in History and minoring in Race and Ethnic Studies at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. You can read Kaia’s previous post here. Our goodbyes at the marae were long, for we were not only […] Read More »

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