A-broadening Perspectives: School Year Abroad

A-broadening Perspectives: School Year Abroad

Kristina Riordan ’19 could feel everyone’s eyes on her. Surrounded by 17-year-olds speaking rapidly in an Italian dialect she couldn’t understand, Riordan was briefly overwhelmed with terror. The prospect of spending nine months at the traditional Italian high school felt more daunting than ever, she said. However, within a few weeks, Riordan felt fully immersed […]

Around the World in 14 Days: Student Experiences Over Winter Break

Around the World in 14 Days: Student Experiences Over Winter Break

During winter break, many students and their families traveled abroad to perform community service or gain exposure to other cultures. Some opted to celebrate holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s abroad as well. Nicole Bahar ’18: Teaching English in Iran When the Iranian Revolution broke out in 1979, many of the nation’s […]

Student to work, teach, volunteer on 4 continents

Instead of traveling to New York this fall to start at Cornell University, Eojin Choi ’14 will travel to Nepal to start her gap year. Choi, who is one of the winners of this year’s Brownstein Fellowship, will spend time in four different countries over the course of her travels. In Nepal, Choi will work […]

Fellow to explore ancient ruins in South America

Conor Belfield ’14, who is a recipient of the Brownstein Fellowship, plans to travel to South America through the gap year program Thinking Beyond Borders. Belfield will spend five weeks in Ecuador, a week climbing up to Machu Picchu in Peru, followed by a final five weeks in Bolivia. “I’ve never traveled before,” Belfield said. […]

Record number of graduates plan to attend universities abroad next fall

A record seven members of the class of 2014 will attend college abroad next year, five in the United Kingdom and two in Canada. The previous record occurred in 2004 and 2005 when five students each year chose undergraduate education abroad. Since then, the numbers have been significantly lower. Dean Jim Patterson, who handles interaction […]