Author Archives: Sarah Hanan

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Hiking with llamas

Students hiked with rescued llamas in Taos as part of SMU Alternative Breaks. Read their blog.

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Growing gardens and community in San Francisco

An update from Hena, a sophomore majoring in political science and public relations who participated in the Alternative Breaks trip to San Francisco: San Francisco is a pretty interesting city. It wasn’t at all what I expected, and I’m glad … Continue reading

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Supporting animal rights in Taos

An update from Sabrina, a sophomore majoring in business who participated in one of the two Alternative Breaks trips to Taos: When most people think of spring break, they imagine taking a relaxing trip home to see family and friends … Continue reading

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What one person can do

An update from Abigail, who participated in the Alternative Breaks trip to Indianapolis: Sometimes we forget the impact just one person can have. This rings especially true when we serve. Whenever I serve I always feel this irrational need to … Continue reading

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Serving young students in Taos

SMU Alternative Breaks took students, faculty and staff to 10 cities during spring break 2014 to serve community organizations while also learning about issues such as the environment, poverty, public health and education. Continue reading

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Our tour of Andalucía

Caroline is a junior majoring in journalism in Meadows School of the Arts and minoring in Spanish and fashion media. During spring 2014, she is studying in Madrid with SMU-in-Spain. Continue reading

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Three cities in France

An update from Forrest, a sophomore: Paris. Strasbourg. Lyon. All world-class cities. All located near sites of atrocities against the Jews of France during the Second World War. Paris. The site of the Drancy Deportation Center. Here French Jews were … Continue reading

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It cannot be forgotten

An update from Erika, a Master’s student in Liberal Studies, with an emphasis on Human Rights: “Oh my gosh, you’re going to have SUCH A BLAST! France is so fantastic.” That’s what I repeatedly heard when I would tell friends … Continue reading

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To the Foot Soldiers, Freedom Riders, and Civil Rights Activists

An update from Lisa, a senior psychology and human rights major: To the Foot Soldiers, Freedom Riders, and Civil Rights Activists I do not intend to change the world. I intend to change a mind or two in my world. … Continue reading

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Reflections: Our purpose as travelers

One of the essential elements contributing to the transformative character of this immersion was the leadership of Dr. Carlos Cardoza-Orlandi, Professor of Global Christianities and Mission Studies at Perkins School of Theology. The scope of his knowledge about a constellation … Continue reading

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