Artificial Lifts and Spanish

Story and photo by Hammed Oseni, oseni.h@husky.neu.edu If you would had told me during my freshmen year that I would be living and working for one of the largest oil and energy companies in the amazon region of Ecuador two years later, I wouldn’t have believed you.  Now, as a fifth year, chemical engineering major, I’ve…

Statelessness in the Dominican Republic and Why it Matters

Story by  Daniella Emami | emami.d@husky.neu.edu In late 2013, the highest court of the Dominican Republic declared that children of undocumented Haitian immigrants were no longer entitled to their citizenship, regardless of if they had been born in the country or how long their families had lived there. Authorities were instructed to look into the birth…

Paraguay: The Little Country That Changed My Life

Story by Daniella Emami | emami.d@husky.neu.edu In the summer of 2011, when I was 16 years old, I had the privilege to live and work in the small town of Itapevy, Paraguay. When I first found out that I would be living in Paraguay, I honestly had no idea where the country was, let alone what…

Acting Professional in Latin America Versus the U.S.

Story and photo by Daniella Emami | emami.d@husky.neu.edu Functional, positive work environments are difficult to achieve regardless of cultural barriers. However, intercultural work environments can prove to be quite the challenge- and often pose the threat of miscommunication, misunderstanding, and hurt feelings. I have personally experienced all of these emotions while working in professional contexts throughout…

Inequality Reflection: Mexico, India and the U.S

Story by Pedro Falcon | falcon.p@husky.neu.edu Photo by Madlen Gubernick | gubernick.ma@husky.neu.edu “We reserve the right of admission”, I read on the door of McDonalds as I excitedly walked into the fast food chain on a night in Kolkata. I didn’t really pay attention to the sign, I was craving food and French fries — nothing in…

The U.S. and Cuba

Story by Tim Ballesteros | Ballesteros.t@husky.neu.edu Photo by William Everett Bryan | bryan.w@husky.neu.edu 1961 is the year the United States cut off all diplomatic ties with Cuba. Two years earlier, Fidel Castro came to power in an overthrow of former Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. With his Communist ideology, Castro nationalized American-dominated industries such as mining and sugar,…

Costa Rica: A Beautiful Accident

Story by Allen Meringolo | meringolo.a@husky.neu.edu Photo by Yasmeen Al-Haj | alhaj.y@husky.neu.edu I ended up in Costa Rica for Summer 2 almost entirely by accident.  In late January, I decided I wanted to go to Sao Paulo, Brazil for the Emerging Market program.  I wrote an application essay, highlighting my goal of being “a global leader” in…

Olympics in Brazil

Story by Kathleen Brown | brown.kath@husky.neu.edu Photo by Madlen Gubernick | gubernick.ma@husky.neu.edu On August 5th, 2016, Rio de Janeiro will open its arms to athletes, spectators, and leaders from across the globe for the 31st Summer Olympics in what many are already calling the most important day in the city’s history. With a total estimated budget of…