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.
By Shannon Hart – Global Correspondent
Studying Abroad in Ireland at Griffith College Dublin has been the greatest experience so far and provided me with many amazing opportunities. Flying alone for the first time and traveling nearly 3,000 miles across the world…I can say coming to Ireland is one journey I won’t forget.
By Kaley Chamberlain – Contributing Writer
Reflecting on her trip to Australia, 20-year-old Hannah Loynd, a communication student at Lasell, tells us about her experience studying abroad.
Congratulations to Alejandra Carrero for winning the 2nd annual Study Abroad Video Contest!
Alejandra Carrero; Vietnam Shoulder to Shoulder; Fall 2015
By Samantha Plumley – Global Correspondent
“Where is your accent from?” the saleswoman asked. I waited for my Fijian friend to answer, but instead she just cleared her throat. I looked up and saw them both looking at me. Suddenly, I was the exotic one. The one with a story to tell. In some ways it feels like I have been here forever, but there are times when I feel like I just flew in. Studying abroad in Australia has been an endless vacation, and for the first time in a long time, I have a chance to breathe.
Photos Courtesy of Sarah Driscoll
Monday, November 16 through Friday, November 20, Lasell celebrated its first International Education Week, which is celebrated throughout the United States. The Office of International Services held several events throughout the week including a global game night, a study abroad video contest showing and tea samplings with a different tea each day. To get involved internationally contact Sarah Driscoll, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the International Student Services Facebook for news about upcoming events.
Kayli Hertel – Global Correspondent
When I started thinking about studying abroad, England never crossed my mind. I figured I’d go somewhere like Italy or Germany, but not England. I’m not sure what changed my mind. Maybe it was the English countryside or the appeal of the architecture I would see. Or maybe, it was just meant to be.
It was a difficult journey to get to Reading, England because it was a new location to the study abroad office. The moment my bus turned the corner onto campus I fell in love. The University of Reading is massive compared to Lasell; I live in a flat with 26 people, which is much different than living in Ordway House during my first year. In fact, everything here seems the opposite of Lasell.
Max Berkowitz – 1851 Staff
The study abroad program at Lasell reached record numbers this semester when 85 students were approved by the Office of International Services to study in countries around the globe.
With the number of students increasing since 2009, Lena Berc, Director of International Services, has been essential to the growth of the program, benefiting students who choose to expand their knowledge in global outputs.