The Teacher Becomes the Student

Story by Julia Moore, Dialogue of Civilizations⎜Photo by Julia Moore “Will you be our teacher?”  A little girl had grabbed a book and handed it to me. I looked at her and my face lit up. There are a lot of opportunities to make connections with people from a completely different culture when you’re abroad,…

Istanbul-Induced Introspection

Story by Ahmet Küçükuncular, Personal Story⎜Photo by Lucy Hoffman Never before has leaving a place behind saddened me more than when I left Istanbul in July after my brief yet mesmerising stay. Even the notion of not being able to open my eyes to the view of the Bosphorus the next morning nearly convinced me to…

A Lasting Connection

Story by Kayla Mackay, Dialogue of Civilizations⎜Photo by Kayla Mackay This past summer I was fortunate enough to attend the Social Enterprise and Micro-Consulting Dialogue in Cape Town, South Africa. It was a trip that allowed us to work with and consult local entrepreneurs from the area and learn more about the social and economic…

Peace and Diplomacy: Celebrating 74 Years of the UN

Story by Lei Nishiuwatoko, Campus Event⎜Photo by Lei Nishiuwatoko As Northeastern’s global perspective creates a platform encouraging intercultural exchange both on campus and abroad, it is necessary to recognize the global institutions, policies and culture that facilitate and regulate this exchange on a global level. 24 October 2019 marked the 74th anniversary of the most…

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…

The History of the Instagram Spot

Story by Carolina Ramos, Study Abroad⎜Photo by Carolina Ramos Anyone that visits or lives in Melbourne, Australia, is familiar with the Queen Victoria Market. Centrally located in the city’s downtown area, Queen Victoria Market, or Queen Vic as some kindly call it, is one of the city’s most popular landmarks. As the largest open market…

The House of the Rising Sun

Story by Jack Trapp, Personal Trip⎜Photo by Jack Trapp My first thought was, “Christ it’s HOT!” Indeed, it was, as my phone indicated the temperature to be 33 degrees Celsius, which roughly translates to a thousand degrees fahrenheit. As my dad had repeatedly warned, Vietnam would be wet; when it wasn’t raining, I’d be sweating….