Importance of a Global Perspective

Story and photo by Zoe Murphy I’ve lived in six countries, across four continents, in the last twenty one years. Growing up cross-culturally has taught me lessons no classroom or textbook ever could. I see people as a collection of their experiences, rather than pigeonholing them based on their ethnicity, assumed cultural norms or traditions….

From Mumbai to Dublin: Thanks

Story by Hridayam Agarwal | I spent the last 18 years of my life in Mumbai, India. The thrill and excitement of studying abroad and living independently pushed me to step outside my comfort zone and apply to the USA for further studies. My admission letter from Northeastern University had a twist attached to it….

Ireland Votes Yes to Gay Marriage

Story by Xandie Kuenning | Ireland is generally thought of as a conservative country in terms of social issues. Homosexuality was only decriminalized in 1993 and civil partnership legislation was enacted in 2010. However, when the Fine Gael-Labour coalition government took office in 2011, Deputy Prime Minister, or Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore called gay marriage, “the…

Dublin to Belfast: A Tale of Two Cities

Story by Colleen Luibrand | When I received my acceptance letter to Northeastern University my senior year of highschool, I was ecstatic. It started off with “congratulations,” so naturally, I stopped reading there and rejoiced. After I had already informed my closest friends and family members of my acceptance, I continued reading my letter and…

Understanding Islam in London

Story by Kathleen Brody | After deciding to take part in the program, I eagerly began considering the options of where I would spend my first semester of college. Of the five countries offered, England stood out to me from the beginning. Having already visited London twice before, I thought I had a pretty good…