Study Abroad

Voices of South Africa

July 25, 2014

Voices of South Africa: Students Study History of Colonialism and Apartheid

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“Nelson Mandela died on Dec. 5, 2013, less than a month before we arrived in South Africa,” says Kathy Delsener, who was part of an interim-abroad course there early this year. “I will never forget seeing all of the memorials in various cities decorated in flowers,” she says. “Many of them had inspirational words, but [...]

Costa Rica Semester Abroad

June 18, 2014

Students Explore Culture and Diversity of Costa Rica

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Costa Rica has beaches, volcanoes, rain forests, and mountains that are inhabited by numerous species of birds, monkeys, turtles, reptiles, and amphibians. “Seeing the diversity of wildlife during my time abroad was in and of itself exciting. I had the opportunity to snorkel off the Caribbean coast and see several sharks. It got to the [...]

Japan Interim abroad

April 9, 2014

Beyond the Classroom: Students Get Hands-on Look at Japanese History and Culture

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 In silence, Hannah Weaver ’14 (Whitefish, Mont.) and several other Lafayette students sat around a long table, upon which bowls, kettles, and napkins had been set with care. Their instructor gestured to show them how to whisk their tea, position their bowls, and communicate with those sitting next to them. “There [...]

Nicola Coakley ’15 and Kidane Kinney ’15

March 3, 2014

Nicola Coakley ’15 and Kidane Kinney ’15 Explore Urban Studies around the World

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For Nicola Coakley ’15 (Devon, Pa.) and Kidane Kinney ’15 (Staten Island, N.Y.), their semester abroad did not involve just one country, but four. “Sao Paulo was a very busy city, which reminded me a lot of New York City,”  says Kinney, who is majoring in international affairs. “I loved the food and samba music there. [...]

Madeleine Hasbrouck ’14 and Mark Tajzler ’14 in Venice

January 24, 2014

Students Help Restore Venetian Masterpieces

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For anyone with a passion for art history, Venice is a must-see. “The amount of cultural heritage in Venice is inconceivable. Every campo has a famous church, or painting, or sculpture. You’re constantly surrounded by beauty,” says Madeleine Hasbrouck ’14 (San Marino, Calif.) This summer, Hasbrouck and fellow art major Mark Tajzler ’14 (Wilmington, Del.) [...]

Jiselle Peralta ’13 at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itzá in Yucatán, Mexico

January 17, 2014

Students Spend Winter Break Learning All Over the Globe

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More than 150 students are studying in England, Ireland, Hawaii, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Peru, Russia, and South Africa during winter break. This is the 36th year in which Lafayette is offering concentrated, three-week, faculty-led courses during the January interim session between semesters. In many courses, students take part in hands-on field work and meet prominent [...]

Students visit the Tower Bridge.

December 5, 2013

Students Explore Healthcare by Living and Working in London

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The United States and the United Kingdom have very different cultural attitudes and approaches to funding healthcare. For students who are interested in a career in medicine or a related field, understanding those differences can be a valuable part of their college education. Over the summer, several Lafayette students were able to study the strengths [...]

The students relax with some of the villagers.

October 30, 2013

Students and Faculty Work with Honduran Villagers to Minimize Effects of Flooding

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 This summer, an interdisciplinary team of students and faculty worked with residents of Lomitas, Honduras, to help improve stormwater drainage in the village, which experiences regular flooding. The project is part of Lafayette’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project (EEGLP), with funding from the National Science Foundation International Research Experience for [...]

Samantha Jordan '13

October 30, 2013

Video: Samantha Jordan ’13 on Studying in France and Presenting Her Research

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Samantha Jordan ’13 received a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, which provides preparation for a career in the foreign service through internships with the State Department and up to $40,000 a year for a master’s degree program in public policy. Jordan majored in international economics and commerce at Lafayette and played on the varsity women’s basketball [...]

Gina Pan '14 and Miranda Andretti ’16 with a guard at the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress in South Korea.

September 20, 2013

Students Study History, Culture, and Politics in South Korea and Japan

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After taking a history course focusing on East Asia, James “J.D.” Moore ’14 (Pittsburgh, Pa.) wanted to learn more. He had the perfect opportunity this summer through the faculty-led, short-term study abroad course Interconnections in Northeast Asia, which brought students to South Korea and Japan. Led by Paul Barclay, associate professor of history and co-chair [...]