From the land down under Reply

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.

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Photo Courtesy of Samantha Plumley


PHOTOS: Lasell celebrates first International Education Week Reply

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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,, or visit the International Student Services Facebook for news about upcoming events.

Choosing England 1

St. Mary's Church in downtown Reading.  The University of Reading is home to over 17,000 students. (Photo courtesy of Lindsey Millsaps)

St. Mary’s Church in downtown Reading. The University of Reading is home to over 17,000 students. (Photo courtesy of Lindsey Millsaps)

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.


Study abroad sees largest numbers Reply

Designed by Kristina Kaufmann

Designed by Kristina Kaufmann

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.


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Allison Nekola – Global Correspondent

I trembled stepping off the plane. Eyes wide open I gasped for air as I gazed out my window into mountainous scenery.

Fast-forward to my first adventure on my own, the sites and sounds of downtown filled the air and historic buildings captured the beauty of an ancient village encompassed in a modern city. My breathing was heavy and fast for the first week.