Magnifique Marseille

Story and Photo by Eric Lepeak, Personal Travel On the southern coast of France, perfectly nestled into the Mediterranean, sits Marseille. Away from the spotlight of Cannes and the money of Monaco, France’s oldest city combines metropolitan bustle with the idyllic beauty of the French Riviera. Last summer, I had the chance to discover this…

A Day on the Camino de Santiago

Story by Christopher Mahir, Dialogue of Civilizations | Photos by Courtney Seeley The day began with hail dropping to the floor with a specific ferocity. In fact, this was the first time that it had hailed in Spain in almost a decade. I was not very optimistic to walk 20 miles, especially with the abysmal…

Discovering Southwest England

Story and Photo by Liam Monahan, Study Abroad While it is a well-known vacation destination for Brits, southwest England is a beautiful part of the United Kingdom that few Americans visit but really should. In 2018, I attended a Fulbright Summer Institute at the University of Exeter in the heart of the southwest. I returned…

Ohrid Alone

Photo Essay by Brenna Ransden, Personal Travel I took my first solo trip by necessity. Desperate to skip town but with nobody to go with, I took the plunge and hopped on a plane alone. Never looking back, in the year and a half since that first solo trip, the majority of my travelling has…

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…

Inspired to Act

Story by Nile Drochak, Dialogue of Civilizations⎜Photo by Annie Sigl As I shoved my unfolded clothes into my suitcase and snatched my passport while rushing out the front door for the airport, I thought, “Wait, where exactly is Bosnia and Herzegovina? And is it one or two different countries?” At the time, I did not know that…

What’s So Special About Geneva?

Story by Marcus Mahtemework, Dialogue of Civilizations⎜Photo by Marcus Mahtemework We all have colorful expectations of studying abroad. Whether the charm lies in experiencing native cuisine, absorbing the local culture or attempting to speak a foreign language with the people of the country, most of us welcome the opportunity to study outside the United States…

A Day In The Life Of A Student Living In The “Happiest Country On Earth”

Story by Miracle Olatunji, Study Abroad⎜Photo by Miracle Olatunji Year after year, Denmark has been consistently voted as the happiest country on earth.   This is in part due to cultural practices that emphasize happiness and the high quality of life that many people here enjoy. The Danes have a cultural practice known as “hygge” (pronounced…

“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.”…