By Bridget Dougherty – Contributing Writer
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.
By Megan Palumbo – International Correspondent
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.
By Colin Froment, Morgan Vanwickler, Armando Machado Jr. – News Editor, Art Director, 1851 Staff
By Seán McGlone – Editor-in-Chief
Photo courtesy of Thomas Sullivan
For most of my college career, I contemplated doing a semester abroad. Along the way I had dozens of people telling me I should go, that it was a life-changing experience and that I’d probably regret if I didn’t go.
By Gregory Camillone – Contributing Writer
Madeline Kenny smiles outside the Opera House in Sydney, Australia. Photo by Gregory Camillone
Lasell College senior, Madeline Kenny discusses her experience and reasoning for studying abroad in Sydney, Australia and joining the Vietnam Shoulder-to-Shoulder trip.
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.
Emily Fagan, “Pink Skies,” Jardin du Pharo Marseille, France.
Jennica Patino Mazmanian, “A Day In Amalfi,” The Amalfi Coast Positano, Italy.
Mackadie Heon, “We Must Take Adventures In Order To Know Where We Truly Belong,” Wicklow, Ireland.
Nicolette Martin, “We Travel Not To Escape Life, But For Life Not To Escape Us,” Santorini, Greece.
Sarah Hanegan, “Venice: A Balancing Act,” Venice, Italy.
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.
Photo Courtesy of Shannon Hart
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.
On her favorite day in Australia, Hannah Loynd went horseback riding through the mountains. (Photo Courtesy of Shae Laurie)