Education: Privilege or a Human Right?

Story by Elena Crouch Growing up, I didn’t truly appreciate the opportunity, or the value, of receiving an education. My parents didn’t have to choose which of their two daughters would be able to attend secondary school. It didn’t matter how much money my family had, it didn’t matter that my sister and I were both female:…

Job Title: Nursing Assistant or Friend?

Story by Caitlin Do I had no idea what to expect when I landed in Cape Town.  The only pictures I had in my head were the ones I had found online, specifically of the hospital in which I’d be interning with, as well as the home that I’d be living in.  I couldn’t have…

Apprehension and Excitement in Greece

Story by Max Read As I arrived in Greece for my first co-op at the European Public Law Organization (EPLO), I tried to avoid having too many expectations. I knew little about the country and even less about the organization I’d be working for. The few things I knew about Greece came mostly from news…

Studying Abroad: Pura Vida?

Story by Chelsea Lauder Starting a new journey is something to be both excited and nervous about. Leaving your home, whether that’s Northeastern or family, is a scary experience; but, the emotion that comes with exploring new places, learning new things, and going on adventures is so positively overwhelming. Before I left in January, I…

Success Without Boundaries

Story by Sharabh Kochar July 5th was an auspicious milestone in my life, and will always remain memorable, because it was the day I received the confirmation of my co-op assignment at Schlumberger in Ecuador. My departure itinerary to Ecuador was perfectly scheduled and I received a warm welcome at the airport. Reflecting on my first…

National Remembrance in Israel: Identity, Tradition, Emotion and Politics

Story and photo by Marie Schulte-Bockum, marie.schultebockum@gmail.com Chirping birds were circling above, the Spring sun was warming my back, and Orthodox men’s singing voices of great yearning filled the air. As I looked at the Western Wall for the first time in my life, I felt weak at the knees and had an overwhelming urge to cry:…

Leap of Faith

Story and photo by Monika Khatuja, khatuja.m@husky.neu.edu As a twenty-four year old girl from India, coming to the states for college was a difficult transition.  The decision was difficult for my family and friends to digest, as I have lived in India my entire life.  However, I tend to live by the philosophy that if…

Artificial Lifts and Spanish

Story and photo by Hammed Oseni, oseni.h@husky.neu.edu If you would had told me during my freshmen year that I would be living and working for one of the largest oil and energy companies in the amazon region of Ecuador two years later, I wouldn’t have believed you.  Now, as a fifth year, chemical engineering major, I’ve…

Thoughts From the Jabal: A Jordanian Immersion

Story and photo by Samir A. Habib, habib.sa@husky.neu.edu Jabal Amman is one of seven Jabals or hills that comprises the vibrant and busy city of Amman, Jordan. I arrived here on August 1, 2016, unsure of what to expect. My apartment that I would call home for the next four months blinded me with white…

Ten Countries, Six Months

Story by Lindsay Marum, marum.l@husky.neu.edu If someone had told me last year that I would be living in Europe for over six months, that I would get the opportunity to travel to ten different countries and work in one of the most prestigious offices in the Netherlands, I would have thought they were crazy. But here…

Returning to Sarajevo

Story by Devin Windelspecht, windelspecht.d@husky.neu.edu Photo by Sydne Mass, mass.sy@husky.neu.edu There’s a legend surrounding the Ottoman fountain in Baščaršija, the Turkish old town that is the heart of Sarajevo: that if you drink from the fountain’s fresh, mountain-fed waters, then one day you will return. I always expected to come back to this city, but never…