Category Archives: Study Abroad

Middlespeak: Building Bridges to Immigrant Integration

We’ve all seen the photo of Omran Daqneesh, the little boy in an ambulance in Aleppo, covered in dust and blood from an airstrike that destroyed his home. International news has been awash in stories of immigrants crossing borders from Syria … Continue reading

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Puebla Mágica: A Summer Abroad in Puebla, Mexico

 During 35 days of study abroad in Puebla, Mexico, Honors College Fellow and pre-med biology major Garrett Bethel observed numerous surgeries, everything from childbirth to gunshot trauma repair. In the middle of one procedure, Garrett recalls that the surgeon, Dr. … Continue reading

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Postcard from Valencia: Kassandra Salazar

  Honors international business major Kassandra Salazar learned a lot in her six weeks abroad, from the finer points of Castellano Spanish to the importance of comfortable walking shoes. Adjusting to the Spanish sense of time was an ongoing source … Continue reading

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A Taste of Istanbul: Sketching Connections in Turkey and Denmark

Last summer Adel Vaughn and 12 other landscape architecture students from the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design explored two very different 21st century cities: Istanbul, Turkey and Copenhagen, Denmark. For Adel, a sketchbook assignment became much more than … Continue reading

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Service Learning in Vietnam: Colleen Kretzer Helps Launch a New Program

Honors physics student Colleen Kretzer was one of the first students to participate in the new Global Community Development in Vietnam program. There, she helped to install two biogas systems that provide cheap, renewable fuel for families, and learned to … Continue reading

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Let’s Go! (Here’s How)

Do you fancy yourself studying sustainable development in New Zealand, interviewing Tibetan refugees on rooftops in India, or climbing the Duomo’s steps to overlook the hilly Florentine landscape? Good news: the Honors College has increased study abroad funding to cover … Continue reading

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Postcard from India: Jillian Tyler

Jill Tyler, Honors College fellow and anthropology major, worked with the Tibetans in Exile Today program to document the lives of Tibetan refugees in India. After volunteering to conduct an interview with Sonam, a Tibetan freedom fighter, Jill recounts the surprise commonality … Continue reading

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Snapshots from Rome

Ciao, amici! My name is Anna Hudgeons and I spent a month of my summer studying abroad in Rome, Italy. Although my major is industrial engineering, I decided to vary my experiences by enrolling in an art lecture/art history course … Continue reading

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Snapshots from Belize

Last summer biochemistry major Roshni Patel (right) helped to launch an important new public health initiative in the U of A’s Faculty-Led Community Development program based in Dangriga, Belize. Roshni and other members of the health team partnered with the … Continue reading

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Confronting Stereotypes in Dubai

Junior Zach Schwermann has majors in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies and has tacked on two minors as well – Arabic and International Business. So it makes sense that he would be drawn to the Intensive Arabic Language Seminar … Continue reading

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