Post Tagged with: "study abroad"

Sweeney Reflects on Imprisonment

It’s been almost a week since Derrik Sweeney (COL ’13) was released from police custody in Cairo, but the experience is still fresh in his mind. “It’s mind-boggling that now I’m here, texting with my friends in Missouri, considering where I was two days ago,” he said Wednesday. Sweeney and[Read More…]

by December 1, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News
Sweeney Arrives in St. Louis

Sweeney Arrives in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO. — After landing in St. Louis Saturday night following his release from police custody in Cairo Friday,Derrik Sweeney (COL ’13) couldn’t stop smiling. Sweeney, along with two other American students, was detained by Egyptian authorities Tuesday after being accused of participating in violent protests in TahrirSquare. His late-night flight[Read More…]

by November 26, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Sweeney Questioned by Officials

Derrik Sweeney (COL ’13) and the two other American students detained in Egypt Tuesday were questioned by authorities for over eight hours until about midnight Wednesday in Cairo. The Sweeney family was able to speak with the detained student in a brief phone conversation earlier today. Speaking to his mother, Joy,[Read More…]

by November 22, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Friends, Family Stunned by Sweeney’s Arrest

As friends and family of Derrik Sweeney (COL ’13), who was detained in Cairo Tuesday, received details regarding his arrest, many expressed surprise and disbelief at the accusations leveled against him. Sweeney was one of three American students studying abroad at the American University in Cairo arrested for allegedly participating in violent[Read More…]

by November 22, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Home Away From Home

Without fail, my Thanksgivings have all followed one charming and memorable mold: Wake up to the smell of my mom’s sweet potato biscuits. Roll out of the house with my dad and brothers to meet up with neighborhood friends for a raucous and muddy flag football game, naturally called “The[Read More…]

by November 21, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Study Abroad Numbers Stable

Study abroad programs nationwide have now begun to rebound following the 2008 financial crisis, but the number of Georgetown students studying abroad never dropped during the downturn. According to the Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange released last week, study abroad participation dropped 0.8 percent in 2008-2009, the first[Read More…]

by November 17, 2011 0 comments Campus News

Students Unfazed By Risks Abroad

Despite recent turmoil in the Middle East and natural disasters in Japan, next semester many Georgetown students will pack their bags, grab their passports and continue their studies overseas. According to students, a combination of painstaking, precautionary training by the Office of International Programs, a good dose of common sense[Read More…]

by April 29, 2011 0 comments Campus News

Around the World in Seven Days

A friend once said to me, “In this campus, I bet I can bump into a random student crowd and can still find at least one person speaking either Arabic or Chinese.” International students representing 120 different countries make up 12 percent of Georgetown’s student body. From Catalan coffee hours,[Read More…]

by March 31, 2011 0 comments The Guide

University Calls Off Spring Term Programs in Japan

The Office of International Programs decided to suspend all study abroad programs in Japan Monday evening, according to Director of OIP Laura Monarch. The U.S. travel warning for Japan, urging American citizens to delay travel to the country, which was struck by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami two weeks ago,[Read More…]

by March 25, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Students Leave Japan; Semester Plans Uncertain

by March 18, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News