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…

Life After Amman

Story by Zoe Lozano-Strickland, Dialogue of Civilizations | Photo by Sydney Wise Growing up in Oakland, California, I never had to imagine a lifestyle different from mine and my community’s. I was raised by two working parents who emphasized independence, initiative and a diehard work ethic. My extended family was scattered along the West Coast…

The Glistening Pearls of Qatar

Story by Alyssa Pascoe, Fellowship | Photo by Alyssa Pascoe and Sydney Wise Kaleidoscopic city lights dotted the skyline as we drove into the city from the airport, the warm winds welcoming us inward. Although my eyes were heavy with exhaustion, I was eager for every drop of beauty I could capture from my bus…

The Resilience of a Nation

Story and Photo by Abigail Mengistu, Co-op I was excited to participate in a global co-op as it would offer more independence to navigate a new city than a traditional study abroad. Rwanda is fittingly known as “the land of a thousand hills” with breathtaking views nearly anywhere you go. The capital, Kigali, is a…

Common Threads

Story and Photo by Sydney Wise, Co-op As I write this, I’m sitting at Vintage Vibe, a cafe overlooking the Nile River. It’s part of The Platform, a stretch of Egyptian, Lebanese and “international” (i.e., Italian or American) restaurants situated on the Maadi neighborhood corniche, where expats and trendy Egyptians enjoy a meal while admiring…

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…

Seeing It Through

Story by Cameron Clark, Co-op | Photo by Kirthi Padmanabhan Since leaving home for Mongolia in December 2018, I’ve barely spent a month in the United States. My studies at Northeastern have led me to Greece for a Dialogue, Mongolia for a global co-op, Australia for a study abroad, and Ecuador, where I’m currently completing…

Cambodia: A Minefield of Developmental Challenges

Story and Photo by Carla Belloch Arango, Co-op When we think of global development issues, the first things that often come to mind are world hunger, access to safe drinking water and perhaps infrastructure. However, development is an impossibly broad term that envelops an even greater range of problems, many of which would never even…

Reflections on our Inseparability

Story by Kendall Trelegan, Dialogue of Civilizations | Photo by Micayla Chow Inseparability was first introduced to our Dialogue by Dr. Vandana Shiva. Whether she was speaking about the interdependence of nature on its biodiversity or the importance of diversity of thought among people, she continually returned to the theme of separatism as the root…