Study Abroad

Alexander Amador ’15 (right) with a friend in Cuba

August 4, 2013

Alexander Amador ’15 Explores His Roots While Studying in Cuba

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Many people are drawn to Cuba by the allure of days gone by, phenomenal music, or the idea of the nation as a communist stronghold by America’s backdoor. But for Alexander Amador ’15 (Fairfield, Conn.), his decision to study for a semester at the University of Havana had a more personal motivation: He wanted to discover his identity as [...]

Andy Munoz '15, left, makes a new friend.

June 12, 2013

Eddie Andujar ’15 and Andy Muñoz ’15 Receive Gilman Scholarships to Study in Costa Rica

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International affairs majors Eddie Andujar ’15 (New York, N.Y.) and Andy Muñoz ’15 (New York, N.Y.) have received Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study in San José, Costa Rica, for the fall semester. Sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, the scholarships provide grants of up [...]

Eric Himmelwright '14, Benjamin Richards '14, and XIngjian (Max) Ma '14 overlooking Rome

June 3, 2013

Engineering and Beauty in Bremen

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Each spring, a group of students spends the semester studying engineering and German language and culture in Lafayette’s faculty-led program at Jacobs University Bremen in Germany. The program enables engineering students to earn engineering credits while studying abroad so they will not fall behind in their curricular requirements. The following photos were taken by chemical [...]

Rebecca McIver ’15 outside Résidence Lafayette in Metz

April 26, 2013

Reflections of an Engineer in France

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Rebecca McIver ’15 (Mableton, Ga.) is spending the semester studying French language and culture in Paris. She wrote the following article about her time abroad. My spring semester started with a move from one Lafayette to another: from Lafayette College to Résidence Lafayette in Metz, France.  As a mechanical engineering and international studies dual degree [...]

Dressed in a white kanzu, Tahir Basil '13 overlooks Lamu town before attending evening prayers in one of Lamu's many mosques.

April 17, 2013

Kenya Becomes a Field School for 17 Students Learning about Social and Religious Dynamics

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There is a persistent notion that Africa is a benchwarmer of sorts in the game of world affairs, an untouched land where time stands still. What a group of 17 students learned during a January study-abroad course—Religion, Society and Change in East Africa—is the fact that Africa has always been a central player in the [...]

Anna Harris '14 and a friend

April 8, 2013

Anna Harris ’14 Explores Culture in Central America

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“Under the shadow of a helicopter on the banks of Lake Suchitoto in El Salvador, I got chills as I listened to the sole survivor of the Copayan Massacre relive the memories of his 9-year-old self fleeing from a military-directed air strike on his village,” writes Anna Harris ’14, a history major who spent the [...]

Yen Joe Tan ’14 in Kenya

March 26, 2013

Yen Joe Tan ’14 Explores Waste Management and Swahili Culture in Kenya

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“I always thought that I wouldn’t face culture shock since I’ve lived in three countries [Malaysia, Singapore, and the United States], but this semester made me realize that no matter how much you’ve seen, there’s always a different way to do something that you’ve never thought of,” says Yen Joe Tan ’14. Tan, a dual [...]

The class at Chichen Itza

March 15, 2013

Mexico is Classroom for Students Learning How Mexican Identity Developed

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After studying in Costa Rica during the fall semester, Jiselle Peralta ’13 (Rego Park, N.Y.) was excited to continue expanding her knowledge of Latin American countries. During the January interim session, she joined nine other students on the intensive short-term study abroad course Mexico Through the Centuries. “That’s the beauty of a liberal arts college—the [...]

Students explore the Costa Rican coastline.

February 8, 2013

Students Explore the Language and Culture of Costa Rica

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Flashlights in hand, a group of students trekked through a Costa Rican jungle in the middle of the night. When they emerged from the dense forest, they were on a beach, watching a mother turtle burrowing in the sand to lay her eggs. As they silently witnessed this miracle of life, someone yelled out, “Snake!”—and [...]

Interim Abroad in Bali

February 8, 2013

Students Encounter the Arts and Spirituality in Bali

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For the first three weeks of January, a group of Lafayette students and faculty visited the small Indonesian island of Bali, where they learned how Balinese spirituality is intimately connected to the arts. The focus of the class was Balinese theater, dance, and music. In Bali, artistry, and the performing arts in particular, are deeply [...]