Seeing It Through

Story by Cameron Clark, Co-op | Photo by Kirthi Padmanabhan Since leaving home for Mongolia in December 2018, I’ve barely spent a month in the United States. My studies at Northeastern have led me to Greece for a Dialogue, Mongolia for a global co-op, Australia for a study abroad, and Ecuador, where I’m currently completing…

Cambodia: A Minefield of Developmental Challenges

Story and Photo by Carla Belloch Arango, Co-op When we think of global development issues, the first things that often come to mind are world hunger, access to safe drinking water and perhaps infrastructure. However, development is an impossibly broad term that envelops an even greater range of problems, many of which would never even…

Reflections on our Inseparability

Story by Kendall Trelegan, Dialogue of Civilizations | Photo by Micayla Chow Inseparability was first introduced to our Dialogue by Dr. Vandana Shiva. Whether she was speaking about the interdependence of nature on its biodiversity or the importance of diversity of thought among people, she continually returned to the theme of separatism as the root…

The History of the Instagram Spot

Story by Carolina Ramos, Study Abroad⎜Photo by Carolina Ramos Anyone that visits or lives in Melbourne, Australia, is familiar with the Queen Victoria Market. Centrally located in the city’s downtown area, Queen Victoria Market, or Queen Vic as some kindly call it, is one of the city’s most popular landmarks. As the largest open market…

The House of the Rising Sun

Story by Jack Trapp, Personal Trip⎜Photo by Jack Trapp My first thought was, “Christ it’s HOT!” Indeed, it was, as my phone indicated the temperature to be 33 degrees Celsius, which roughly translates to a thousand degrees fahrenheit. As my dad had repeatedly warned, Vietnam would be wet; when it wasn’t raining, I’d be sweating….

An Unexpected New Home

Story by Sherilyn Gautama, Study Abroad⎜Photo by Victoria Romulo As an international student who moved out when I was 15, I am used to adapting to new places and shifting homes. It’s interesting as a teenager to have changing definitions of what a home is, and I felt that the most when I was in…

The Enigmatic Russian Soul

Story and Photo by Rintaro Nishimura, Dialogue of Civilizations Exploration comes with surprises and discovery. My summer escapade to explore a new culture led me to discover the enigmatic Russian soul. Culture is the values, beliefs, and traditions of a group of people. We delved into the enigma through four main topics: architecture, food, society, and…

Get Outside

Story by Amelia Aldrich, Study Abroad ⎜ Photo by Margaret Sweeden There are few places in this world that embrace nature so effortlessly and without hesitation. Whether it be simply taking a moment to appreciate the clear blue skies and favorable surfing conditions, or disregarding responsibilities for the day and heading out on a hike instead, the…

The Barefoot Philosophy

Story by Chelsey Harmer, Dialogue of Civilizations ⎜ Photo by Maria Virginia  Sitting on the ground in a circle, barefoot, metal trays in front of us, watching the locals skillfully eat a heaping plate of dal, rice, and roti without using any silverware. Children from a nearby village wandering over to play, learning their names…

China Through a Photographer’s Lens

By Kristin Terry I wanted to visit China ever since I was little, to see the Great Wall and the pandas and experience the culture that so many of my friends were apart of. I started learning Mandarin Chinese in high school, and once again felt the desire to visit China, to immerse myself in the…