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2014 marks the 10th Anniversary of the SMU Civil Rights Pilgrimage. The eight-day bus journey takes students, faculty and staff to visit the American South’s civil rights landmarks and leaders in the movement. Continue reading

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Biking in Berlin

On the first day of summer school I was sitting in my classroom in Oxford, half a world away from home in St. Louis, Missouri. Before getting into our material on European diplomacy, my professor made a point to recommend visiting … Continue reading

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Perth Roundup

It is the end of my semester at Curtin University. I haven’t updated my blog in a while, but a lot has happened. I was able to go on a trip to The Outback with a group on campus called … Continue reading

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British Museum Scavenger Hunt

An update from Lexi on some of her discoveries during the class scavenger hunt at the British Museum: 1. Elgin Marbles as “metonyms” for the Parthenon: This picture left of one of the remnants can be seen as a metonym for … Continue reading

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Tirimbina, Costa Rica

After a long week of classes and presentations, Tirimbina was the perfect day trip and escape from our daily lives in Heredia! A short two-hour drive from Heredia, we arrived just in time for our chocolate tour. However, to get … Continue reading

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Missing Taos

As I sit alone working in my New York City room, all I can think about is how much I miss Taos. Images of the picturesque New Mexican landscape fill my head despite the illustrious skyline of Manhattan outside of … Continue reading

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Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio

Have you ever been somewhere and felt like it was surreal? Like you were in a dream, and that there is no way this could be real life? Our trip to Manuel Antonio this past weekend was full of these … Continue reading

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Post-Apartheid South Africa: Freedom or Free-doom?

An update from Michelle, a Perkins School of Theology student studying in South Africa: While in Mbadleni, near the borders of Swaziland and Mozambique, we met with Rev. Lucky, Rev. Emmanuel Gabriel, and the people of that area.  We met with … Continue reading

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Hope and Hopelessness – Who Defines It?

An update from Stephen, a Perkins School of Theology student studying in South Africa: As the days go by here in South Africa, I am wrestling with the idea of hope and “hopelessness.” I am having a tough time defining … Continue reading

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La Fortuna, Costa Rica

It is hard to believe that tomorrow marks the halfway point of my Costa Rican adventure! Heredia is just starting to feel like home as we get into the routine of class, our families and exploring Costa Rica. This weekend … Continue reading

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