Post Tagged with: "study abroad"

HARVEY: Going Away Or Getting Away?

As classes resume after the spring and Easter breaks, campus has been flooded by tanned, refreshed students. It is almost certain that, while walking across campus, you will overhear a conversation between these individuals that sounds something like this: “Hey! How was [insert tropical-location-where-the-drinking-age-is-18 here].” I myself am one of[Read More…]

by April 1, 2016 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

HARVEY: A View of Europe at a Crossroads

During my last semester spent at the Villa Le Balze in Florence, I was fairly sheltered from the crises that have plagued Europe, notably the ongoing refugee crisis that European political leaders have continued to face. In the United States, Donald Trump makes the issue of xenophobia relatable for the[Read More…]

by February 26, 2016 1 comment Guide Columns, The Guide

University Issues Zika Warning to Community

Georgetown’s Interim Chief Public Health Officer Ranit Mishori recommended precautionary measures for students traveling in Latin America and the Caribbean as a result of the outbreak of the mosquito-born Zika virus, in a campus-wide email sent February 2, as well as for students studying abroad in affected countries. “I am[Read More…]

by February 9, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

HARVEY: Beyond Pasta, Italy’s Lessons On Dining

Since moving back to campus for the spring semester, like every other returning study abroad student, I have been asked — in line at Saxbys, sitting in friends’ apartments and on the treadmill at Yates — the well-intended but fairly perfunctory question: “Oh my gosh, how was abroad?” This outburst[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
Serving Georgetown, Serving Qatar

Serving Georgetown, Serving Qatar

When one searches “SFS Qatar” on Google, the third search result that pops up is Ari Goldstein’s op-ed in The Hoya from October 2014 stating that the campus is subject to a brutal regime. After spending my fall semester at the School of Foreign Service campus in Qatar, I can[Read More…]

by February 2, 2016 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top, Uncategorized

HARVEY: Lessons From My European Adventure

As I prepared to leave home for the spring semester, I caught myself staring at a stack of jumbled postcards from my travels, next to the cooking supplies from Target that I planned to use to make beautiful, Italian meals in my Henle kitchen. I was nursing an espresso that[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments Uncategorized
BOBROSKE: Finding New Sources Of  Inspiration Abroad

BOBROSKE: Finding New Sources Of Inspiration Abroad

Georgetown students tend to have “busy” lives packed with internships, sports, clubs, activism and school. We pride ourselves on the Jesuit value of reflection, yet it can certainly be difficult to find time for, unless it becomes a required exercise during one of our activities. In South Africa, I was[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Life as the Sum of All the Small Things

A student’s study-abroad experience is often defined by big moments spent traveling and exploring the world. However, these moments only make up a portion of their time abroad. Instead, it is the small things that make up the majority of the time. As a result, the small, seemingly meaningless things[Read More…]

by October 20, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
BOBROSKE: Apartheid Lingers in Language Division

BOBROSKE: Apartheid Lingers in Language Division

Language is the foundation for community and culture. It allows us to communicate, learn and collaborate with one another, but it can also be exploited as a means to enforce segregation. The case of Stellenbosch University in South Africa shows the power language can have as a tool or as[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
OWSIANY: Study Abroad’s Real Cost

OWSIANY: Study Abroad’s Real Cost

In the spring semester of 2015, I studied abroad in London, one of the most expensive cities in the world, for five months. I frequently found myself feeling caught between the cost of doing something and the cost of missing an experience that, for me, would be extremely rare. Before[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top