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,…

Reflections on Mount Olympus

by Catherine Hogan, Study Abroad What does enlightenment feel like? I have often wonder what it will feel like when I finally understand the universe and my place in it. What I never considered, though, was when this feeling would wash over me, and suddenly I would see everything for what it was. For me,…

Pub Culture: More than just a Pint

by Erin Cutroneo, NU.in I am of the NU.in legacy: one of the ones who elected to go abroad their first semester of college instead of going straight to “actual” college. I chose Dublin, Ireland, mainly because my name is Erin, which literally translates as “Ireland.” Within my first week in Ireland, I found myself transported…

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…

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: Greece

Story and photo by Zoe Muprhy  I was born in Rome, but left just before my second birthday. My first words were a mix of English, Greek (my mom’s native language), Italian and a smattering of Polish from my Warsaw-born babysitter. I was well on my way to becoming a global citizen- little did I…

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…

The End of Asylum

Refugee Program Sentiment Shifts in Sweden and the Netherlands Research by Kayla O’Neill What factors have led to a change in refugee program policies in the historically welcoming countries of Sweden and the Netherlands? This question is important due to the number of asylum seekers in these countries whose lives are directly impacted. The European…

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…