Why I went running twice a week with diplomats from the U.S. embassy while on co-op in Paris

By Lautaro Grinspan Global Co-op Author at the American Embassy in Paris There are few things more frustrating than seeing someone more than three times your age pull away from you in a foot race.  I speak from experience.  After beating me, the conquering Alain, a spry 60-year-old with age-defying bazookas for calves, punctuated his […]

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 […]

Summer in London

Story by Max Read A couple weeks into my first co-op at an intergovernmental organization in Greece, I decided to apply to the London School of Economics and Political Science’s summer program. When I was accepted, the “Brexit” vote was still half a year away, and campaigning hadn’t started in earnest yet. By the first day […]

Making Human Connections in Sevilla and Barcelona

Story by Alessandra Grillo Throughout my early education and into freshmen year of college,  I studied Spanish language and culture.  Each textbook assignment and pedantic lecture that passed only crystallized my desire to immerse myself in the vivacious Spanish culture.  Ultimately, in order to understand the intricacies of this European cultural hub, I knew I […]