Post Tagged with: "study abroad"

Beating Volcanic Challenges

My history of South Asia professor, Aparna Vaidik, once told me that the definition of creativity is “pushing the limits of your existence.” If someone feels trapped or confined by boundaries, he or she must actively seek ways to bend limitations and find a new path. While I was studying[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Volcano Disrupts Life Abroad

While students on the Hilltop have observed the aftermath of the volcanic eruption in Iceland last week from a safe distance, many of those studying abroad in Europe have found themselves in a travel bind, with the consequences reaching far beyond continental flight cancellations. Jeff Morshed (SFS ’11), who is[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Home-Grown Inequality

Georgetown students are a worldly bunch. While a modest 12 percent of the student body lives overseas, most would agree that many Georgetown students – no doubt thanks to the financial situation of their parents – frequently travel either across the pond or south to Latin America. In addition, more[Read More…]

by March 30, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Earthquake Jolts Chile, Stalls Students

After an 8.8 magnitude earthquake shook Chile at 3:34 a.m. local time Saturday, Anne Meriwether (COL ’11) was thankful to be in the safety of her bed and eager to let her family know she was out of harm’s way. Meriwether, one of two Georgetown students studying abroad in the[Read More…]

by March 2, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Lost in Translation, Late Grades Spur Confusion

If you’re planning to study abroad this semester, you’ve made progress. You’ve finished studying, conquered finals and returned home to begin your packing. You’ve had five semesters of your foreign language – and have purchased a pocket dictionary in case it fails you. You’re all set to travel to unknown[Read More…]

by January 16, 2010 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
A Student Who Shone, A Man Who Loved

A Student Who Shone, A Man Who Loved

Terrance Davis (COL ’10) always said his greatest wish was to go to Africa. This fall, that wish came true, as he traveled to South Africa to spend his semester at the University of Cape Town. In early September, Davis and friends traveled 275 miles east of Cape Town to[Read More…]

by September 12, 2008 0 comments Campus News, News

Body Found at Sea May Be Davis’

A body found Saturday on the coast of South Africa may be that of a missing Georgetown student who was swept into the ocean by a wave last week, an official said yesterday. South African rescue authorities recovered a body on Saturday evening off the coast of Harkerville, South Africa,[Read More…]

by September 8, 2008 0 comments Campus News, News
Student Presumed Dead in South Africa

Student Presumed Dead in South Africa

Terrance Davis has been an active member of Georgetown’s gospel choir. UPDATED: Tuesday, Sept. 3, 1:45 p.m. Terrance Davis (COL ’10), who was spending his fall semester abroad at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, was swept into the ocean amid stormy conditions Monday morning and is presumed[Read More…]

by September 2, 2008 0 comments Campus News, News

Study Abroad Programs Decrease in Length on Campuses Across the Nation

During the sweltering summer of 2002, Dillon Smith (SFS ’07) found himself standing on Paris’ famed Champs Elysees amid a mob of tourists, cycling enthusiasts and curiosity-seekers alike. As a summer student in Paris, he was standing, waiting for Lance Armstrong and his Tour de France entourage to arrive. Smith[Read More…]

by April 16, 2004 0 comments Campus News, News