The Glistening Pearls of Qatar

Story by Alyssa Pascoe, Fellowship | Photo by Alyssa Pascoe and Sydney Wise Kaleidoscopic city lights dotted the skyline as we drove into the city from the airport, the warm winds welcoming us inward. Although my eyes were heavy with exhaustion, I was eager for every drop of beauty I could capture from my bus…

The Resilience of a Nation

Story and Photo by Abigail Mengistu, Co-op I was excited to participate in a global co-op as it would offer more independence to navigate a new city than a traditional study abroad. Rwanda is fittingly known as “the land of a thousand hills” with breathtaking views nearly anywhere you go. The capital, Kigali, is a…

Common Threads

Story and Photo by Sydney Wise, Co-op As I write this, I’m sitting at Vintage Vibe, a cafe overlooking the Nile River. It’s part of The Platform, a stretch of Egyptian, Lebanese and “international” (i.e., Italian or American) restaurants situated on the Maadi neighborhood corniche, where expats and trendy Egyptians enjoy a meal while admiring…

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…

Diplomats

Story by Kelsea Morshuk-Allen, Co-op⎜Photo by Catherine Titcomb As Americans, we often do not show enough respect towards those serving us overseas who are advancing American interests, helping the most vulnerable populations such as refugees and asylum seekers, keeping our citizens safe in times of need of evacuation, and facilitating negotiations before wars can even…

More Than Just Its Wars and Conflicts

Story by Taylor Niederland, Global Co-op⎜Photo by Taylor Niederland “You’re co-oping in Syria?! … in Siberia?!” “No, I’m co-oping in Serbia,” I said, impatient and tired of people confusing my co-op location. “You know, it’s an Eastern European Balkan country that was formerly part of Yugoslavia.” “Oh, that country. I got it confused.” I had…

The Cats of Amman

Story by Maggie King, Global Co-op⎜Photo by Maggie King My home in Amman was on the top of a hill, like at least half of the houses in the undulating landscape of the city. “Right off the Seventh Circle, then go to the supermarket and make two turns,” I would instruct my taxi drivers in…

The Aloha State

Story and Photo by Samantha Greig, Global Co-op In Hawaii, Aloha is more than just a greeting. Aloha is a way of life and a symbol of love and acceptance that creates the beautiful island spirit. The spirit of Aloha manifests itself in the Hawaiian culture in a plethora of subtle ways that breathe even…

A New Approach to Trust

Story by Erin Burba ⎜ Photo by Ashna Singh When I decided to move to Tanzania for my second co-op, I had very little foundation for and understanding of what was ahead. I knew next to nothing about the country. My new boss couldn’t tell me exactly what kind of projects I would be working…