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…

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…

Discovering the Russian Enigma

By Malayah Redmond, Dialogue of Civilizations When I was searching for dialogues to apply for in the summer of 2017, I knew that I wanted to join a program that would complement my studies and also take me somewhere I had never been before. And given that I had never traveled outside the U.S. before, I…

Vacation in Context: Youth Unemployment and Birth Rate in Spain

By Sophie Horn-Mellish, Dialogue of Civilizations The south of Spain conjures up images of beautiful beaches, Sangria with Tapas, and the famous Siesta. What more could I hope for in a study abroad: I get to lounge in the sun, look at old churches, and nap during the day. I knew going to Spain on…

Srebrenica: History and Memory

by Matthew Kokkinos, Dialogue of Civilizations Bosnia and Herzegovina is a small, nearly landlocked country tucked away in the Balkans. The country has been conquered several times by various empires and peoples, and as such, it has become populated by many ethnicities and religions, including Islam, Judaism, Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and Protestantism. Today, Bosnia’s capital, Sarajevo,…

Gaining Perspective through Moroccan Village Life

by Kelsey Lawler, Dialogue of Civilizations In the High Atlas Mountains, a two hour bus ride outside Marrakech, a group of Northeastern students prepared to hike six hours to the tiny village of Tidli. We were on the Economic and Cultural Dynamics of Muslim Immigration program traversing Morocco, the Netherlands, and France for four weeks,…

Dialogue of Civilizations: Greece

By Sophie Cannon My name is Sophie Cannon and I am very lucky. I am more things than that, but above all else, I am lucky. To start from the beginning, I am currently a second-year journalism major with a minor in international affairs. I am originally from a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota, although now…

To Be a Traveler in Your Own Home

Story by Nina Rossiter When we think of study abroad, we often think of going to a place that we’ve never been to before, diving into new experiences and exposing ourselves to new cultures. I, too, had that imagination, but after picking up a Chinese minor, I was led back to China, where I had grown…

Florence & Food

Story by Alyssa Bilotta  “If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant?” –  Martin Scorsese  Food was a major part of my experience when I studied abroad in Florence.  Eating any type of meal in Italy is an event, and food holds a special place in every Italian’s day. Ever…

Importance of a Global Perspective

Story and photo by Zoe Murphy I’ve lived in six countries, across four continents, in the last twenty one years. Growing up cross-culturally has taught me lessons no classroom or textbook ever could. I see people as a collection of their experiences, rather than pigeonholing them based on their ethnicity, assumed cultural norms or traditions….