A Milestone of Personal Growth in Morocco

By Kathleen Brody Morocco is the place that is the most unlike home that I have ever visited and, for that reason, perhaps the most valuable travel experience I have had to date. Although astoundingly beautiful, it wasn’t just the vibrant colors or fragrant scents of Marrakech’s medina, mosaics, or mint tea that entranced me—it…

Changing Lives through Entrepreneurship

By Tuesday Nolen, Dialogue of Civilizations If you listen to the media these days, it seems like the whole world is going up in flames. There is constant yelling from every direction whenever a big topic comes up in conversation. There has been no little amount of arguing in the limelight about systemic problems, which…

The Caribbean Conundrum of Cuba

By Paige Welch, Global Co-op (Any views or opinions expressed in the following article are strictly those of author and do not reflect the beliefs of Northeastern Global Journal.) Being a Spanish major with an interest in history, I have always dreamed of going to Cuba. The island is a fountain of culture and has played…

Rethinking Spring Break in Mexico

By Sophie Horn-Mellish, Global Co-op What could be more attractive than an all-inclusive resort in Mexico for spring break? Beautiful ocean views, warm sun to interrupt freezing Boston, and all-you-can-drink margaritas. The flights there aren’t too expensive either, and the whole country is generally affordable; more so than Florida, which is another popular spring break destination….

Exploring my Mexican-Brazilian Heritage

By Mikaela Cole When I was ten years old, I decided that I wanted to visit all fifty states of the U.S. before I turn thirty. There’s been a map on my wall tracking my progress in achieving that goal, and every time I see it, I’m reminded of who I am and what I…

El Ascenso: Adventure & Discovery in South America

By Melissa Brij-Raj, Dialogue of Civilizations When people hear the word “Patagonia,” they will often immediately think of the winter outerwear clothing brand. The beautiful scenic region between Argentina and Chile that I had the chance to experience may not immediately come to mind, and certainly didn’t for me until I traveled to South America for…

Entrepreneurial Leadership and Family Business in Dubai

By Elizabeth Zona I was fortunate enough to have taken the Global Family Business Leadership course, an entrepreneurship elective offered through the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Over spring break, Northeastern sends the class to Dubai to experience family businesses, and the region they dominate, first hand. All the businesses we visited were run either by…

Insightful in Israel

By Jakob Leichtman, Global Co-op Warm weather, beautiful beaches, and counter-terrorism are quite the combination. That’s what my family and friends told me when announced that I’d be working in Israel at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) for my third and final co-op at Northeastern. That said, traveling and taking risks are nothing new for…

Coffee is the Bedouin Way of Life

Photos by Rei Segali Story by Lindsey Bressler, Global Co-op Bedouins are traditionally nomadic Arab Muslim tribes who have lived in the Sinai Peninsula for about 7,000 years. They are also the poorest demographic group of Israeli society, suffering from unemployment, high rates of crime, and a lack of access to education. For the tens of…

Why is Geneva the Best Place for an International Affairs Major?

By Geerija Aggarwal, Study Abroad Laying on the sand, tanning by the lake, with a view of the Alps and ice cream in one hand; this was by far one of my best summers. Over the last 19 years, I have lived in four countries in four different continents. Although difficult at times, it has…

The Benefits of Returning

By Rachael Phillips, Global Co-op As part of the study abroad community in high school and now a student at Northeastern, I have noticed a clear trend of “country-hopping” among young, curious, and internationally-minded students. Every Dialogue, study abroad semester, and international co-op is somewhere new for a month or six, filling your passport and never…

Traveling Through a Divided Kingdom

By Devin Windelspecht, Global Co-op The streets that wind their way through Belfast used to be battle lines. Twenty years ago, Northern Ireland existed in a state of conflict known as the “Troubles”: a thirty year period of conflict between Catholics and Protestant paramilitaries, in which frequent assassinations, bombings, and civil unrest became a defining feature…