“Amsterdam’s Market-ability”

Story by Lindsay Lowery, Study Abroad⎜Photo by Will Lake The lure of class-free days with no responsibilities is exemplified in students’ love for Fridays. In Amsterdam with no Friday classes, I had the whole city at the feet. My only limits were the money on my metro card or my exhaustion from biking. Fridays quickly…

Pub Culture: More than just a Pint

Story by Erin Cutroneo, NUin⎜Photo by Danielle Vandre I am of the NU.in legacy: a newly accepted freshman who elected to go abroad their first semester of college instead of jumping straight into the “typical” college experience. I chose to go to Dublin, Ireland mainly because my name is Erin, which literally translates as “Ireland.”…

Yellow Fury

Story by Gabriela Bentham-Garcia, Global Co-op⎜Photo by Silvia Diaz We all have romantic visions of studies abroad; meeting interesting people, eating exotic cuisine, and traveling where maps and GPS’s are stumped. I had a similar vision of what my semester in Paris would be like: four months of crêpes, croissants, cathedrals, Courbets and saunters along the…

When an American Girl Meets an Italian Samaritan

Story by Jolaade Okanlawon, Study Abroad After spending four months attending a study abroad program at John Cabot University, I decided to pursue my own passion of traveling solo for a couple of weeks and with my visa ending on May 22nd, I still had the liberty to do so. On May 5th, I hopped…

The Land of Jamón, Siestas, and Yankophiles

By Laura Rodriguez, Global Co-op Star Wars and Kill Bill. slang, memes, Hollywood—the diner that is. “You know, there’s movie theaters where they don’t dub the original movies in English.” It always takes me by surprise exactly how much people outside the US appreciate a culture that we as Americans fail to distinguish ourselves in….

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…

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…

Two Sides of the Same Story

by Gabriela Beatham-Garcia, Global Co-op I’ve always been taught that there’s at least two sides to the same story. This is true both in everyday arguments over who ate the last piece of cake to long standing conflicts like the one between Catalonia and the rest of Spain. But this conflict can also happen within…