Return from abroad equals culture shock Reply

By Megan Palumbo – Sports Editor

Before coming home from abroad, I was told about the inevitable culture shock I’d experience being back in a familiar setting. I didn’t expect life to stand still, but I wasn’t thinking I would come back to so much change. After I said my goodbyes, flew back from South Africa, and endured more than 18 hours of flying and driving, I was home at last.   More…

Lasell welcomes students from abroad Reply

By Bridget Dougherty – Contributing Writer

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International students and students from the U.S. met each other and bonded at the International Welcome Program Barbecue. Photo by Bridget Dougherty.

The Office of International Services officially introduced the International Welcome Program in Arnow Campus Center on September 20th. Student ambassadors from the United States socialized with international students at the welcome barbecue with food and games.

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Studying in South Africa embodies growth Reply

By Megan Palumbo – International Correspondent

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Junior Megan Palumbo has spent time hiking mountain trails, including Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, while studying abroad in South Africa. Photo by Megan Palumbo.

When I decided I was studying abroad in South Africa I got questions like, “Why did you choose this random country?” “Why wouldn’t you go to Italy?” “Don’t you think it’s unsafe to go to South Africa because you’re a girl?” “Are you going to come back with Ebola?”. I felt like each question got more and more ridiculous, but regardless I received so much support and love before I embarked on this crazy adventure.

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Study abroad photo contest Reply

Take a look at the five finalists for this year’s Study Abroad photo contest through International Services at Lasell. Voting is currently taking place (April 3-7) during Culture Fest Week in the Valentine Dining Hall for the best photo. The winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card. Be sure to cast your vote in the dining hall this week.

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Emily Fagan, “Pink Skies,” Jardin du Pharo Marseille, France.

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Jennica Patino Mazmanian, “A Day In Amalfi,” The Amalfi Coast Positano, Italy.

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Mackadie Heon, “We Must Take Adventures In Order To Know Where We Truly Belong,” Wicklow, Ireland.

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Nicolette Martin, “We Travel Not To Escape Life, But For Life Not To Escape Us,” Santorini, Greece.

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Sarah Hanegan, “Venice: A Balancing Act,” Venice, Italy.