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….

Por qué vuelvo: Why I’m Going Back to Argentina

Story and photo by Matthew MacCormack There was no shortage of incredible moments on my Dialogue to Argentina and Uruguay last summer. I’ll never forget my excitement as our ferry approached the Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia: the feeling of wonder as the icy, blue monstrosity took shape across the fog-cloaked water of Lago Argentina….

National Remembrance in Israel: Identity, Tradition, Emotion and Politics

Story and photo by Marie Schulte-Bockum, marie.schultebockum@gmail.com Chirping birds were circling above, the Spring sun was warming my back, and Orthodox men’s singing voices of great yearning filled the air. As I looked at the Western Wall for the first time in my life, I felt weak at the knees and had an overwhelming urge to cry:…

Leap of Faith

Story and photo by Monika Khatuja, khatuja.m@husky.neu.edu As a twenty-four year old girl from India, coming to the states for college was a difficult transition.  The decision was difficult for my family and friends to digest, as I have lived in India my entire life.  However, I tend to live by the philosophy that if…

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…

Thoughts From the Jabal: A Jordanian Immersion

Story and photo by Samir A. Habib, habib.sa@husky.neu.edu Jabal Amman is one of seven Jabals or hills that comprises the vibrant and busy city of Amman, Jordan. I arrived here on August 1, 2016, unsure of what to expect. My apartment that I would call home for the next four months blinded me with white…

On the Edge of Syria

Story and photo by Devin Windelspecht, windelspecht.d@husky.neu.edu The Syrian Civil War represents one of the greatest humanitarian disasters in recent memory, comparable to, if not in some ways greater than, the the conflicts in Rwanda, Bosnia, or Somalia in the 1990s. In a country of just over 15 million, 6 million people are internally displaced within…

Returning to Sarajevo

Story by Devin Windelspecht, windelspecht.d@husky.neu.edu Photo by Sydne Mass, mass.sy@husky.neu.edu There’s a legend surrounding the Ottoman fountain in Baščaršija, the Turkish old town that is the heart of Sarajevo: that if you drink from the fountain’s fresh, mountain-fed waters, then one day you will return. I always expected to come back to this city, but never…

Finding Myself on an Italian Journey

Story and photo by Felicia Deconarine | deconarine.f@husky.neu.edu Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. I have always admired this quote from Henry David Thoreau, my favorite author and philosopher. While I wanted to follow Thoreau’s words, I was never quite sure of the life that I wanted: what…