Past Adventures

  • Aden, Dallas. (Summer 2011) Aden is a junior majoring in accounting in the Cox School of Business and markets and culture in Dedman College. For summer 2011, she was named a Maguire & Irby Family Foundation Public Service Summer Intern by the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility at SMU. Aden is interning at DFW International Community Alliance.
  • Afsana, Washington. (Summer 2011). Afsana, a junior international studies major in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, served as an intern during summer 2011 at the White House. Afsana, who works at SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies, was awarded the internship through the White House Internship Program.
  • Alan, London (Spring-Summer 2007). Majoring in economics and foreign language, Alan is studying at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • Alessandra, Denmark. (Spring 2009) Alessandra is a junior finance major with an economics and French minor. She will be spending Spring 2009 in Denmark with SMU-in-Copenhagen.
  • Alex, Copenhagen. (Spring 2010) Alex will be studying European culture and history at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad and plans to take a study tour to Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Alexandria, Italy. (Summer 2010) Alexandria is a senior Hunt Scholar majoring in art history in Meadows School of the Arts, with a minor in English in Dedman College. In summer 2010, she is participating in SMU-in-Italy in Orvieto, a medieval hill town in Umbria.
  • Allison, Madrid. (Spring 2011) Allison, who is majoring in international studies in Dedman College, is studying in Madrid with the SMU-in-Spain program and is looking forward to exploring the country’s culture, people and cities.
  • Alternative Spring Breaks, U.S. and Ecuador. (Spring 2011) As part of Alternative Spring Break 2011, students, faculty and staff are serving community organizations across the United States and in Ecuador while learning about issues such as the environment, poverty, public health and education. Trips this year include Crawfordville, Florida; Taos, New Mexico; Los Angeles; eastern Tennessee; Denver; Boston; Atlanta; and Equador.
  • Alternative Spring Break, Los Angeles. (Spring 2010) Students are in Los Angeles as part of Alternative Spring Break 2010 to serve at AIDS Project Los Angeles, which provides services to men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS.
  • Alternative Spring Break, Mexico. (Spring 2010) Students are traveling to Xalapa, Mexico, as part of Alternative Spring Break 2010 to work at an orphanage, serve food and help at a clinic with the nonprofit organization Caritas.
  • Alternative Spring Break, New York City. (Spring 2009) During Alternative Spring Break 2009, nine SMU students and a staff adviser will be working in New York City for an organization called God’s Love We Deliver. They will deliver food and nutritional support to families affected by HIV/AIDS and life-altering illnesses.
  • Alternative Spring Break, Taos. (Spring 2009) Thirteen SMU students and faculty members are headed to Taos, New Mexico, for Alternative Spring Break 2009, where they will work with Taos Habitat for Humanity to build homes. During the trip, students will stay at the SMU-in-Taos campus, while giving back to a community that has given much to SMU.
  • Alternative Spring Break, Taos (Spring 2008) Students participating in the Alternative Spring Break trip to Taos, N.M., are partnering with Taos Habitat for Humanity to help build a home.
  • Alternative Spring Break, Tennessee. (Spring 2009) During Alternative Spring Break 2009, SMU students will be volunteering in Appalachia, Tennessee, with the Once Upon a Time Wilderness Adventures mission. They’ll spend the week doing a variety of service learning projects, including trail maintenance, gardening and work with a Cherokee community.
  • Alternative Spring Breaks 2012. (Spring 2012) Celebrating its 25th year at SMU, Alternative Breaks is taking more than 90 students to nine sites during spring break 2012 to perform community service: Atlanta; Boston; Crawfordville, Florida; Denver; Los Angeles; New York; Taos, New Mexico; Window Rock, Arizona; and Quito, Ecuador.
  • Alternative Winter Break, Little Rock. (Winter 2010-11) Nine students and staff are traveling to Little Rock, Arkansas, in December as part of Alternative Winter Break 2010. They will volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and explore the issues of homelessness and affordable housing, and how they fit into the larger Little Rock community.
  • Alternative Winter Break, New Orleans. (Winter 2010-11) Eleven students and staff are traveling to New Orleans in December as part of Alternative Winter Break 2010. They will volunteer with the nonprofit organization Phoenix of New Orleans, helping rebuild houses and community sites while exploring recovery efforts five years after Hurricane Katrina.
  • Alternative Winter Break and ACE 2012. (Winter 2012) The Dedman College Center for Academic-Community Engagement (ACE) is participating in the Alternative Breaks trip to New Orleans in December. Participants in the trip, which is co-sponsored by ACE and the office of Community Engagement and Leadership, are working with Youth Rebuilding New Orleans.
  • Amelia, SMU’s New Visions, New Voices (Spring 2007). A student director, she journals about her experiences directing fellow students in the The New Visions, New Voices program.
  • Amie, London. (Summer 2011) Amie is a sophomore majoring in communication studies in Meadows School of the Arts, with minors in fashion in media and religious studies. During summer 2011, she is participating in SMU-in-London, which focuses on communications and the arts.
  • Amy D., SMU’s New Visions, New Voices (Spring 2007). A student playwright, she journals about her experiences creating a production in the The New Visions, New Voices program.
  • Amy, SMU-in-Oaxaca (Winter Break 2007) Amy spent winter break 2007-08 in Oaxaca, Mexico, where she and other SMU students explored culture, art and anthropology – visiting villages, churches and museums; participating in festivals; and working alongside the indigenous people of Oaxaca.
  • Ana, Washington, D.C. (Fall 2006) A double major in corporate communications and markets and culture from Houston, she participated in “Hilltop on the Hill”, an intensive weeklong program that provide opportunities to learn from and network with a variety of communications and political professionals.
  • Andres, Peru. (Spring 2010) Andres, a graduate student in geophysics in Dedman College’s Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, is working on a heat flow map of Peru for his doctoral dissertation.
  • Andrew, Australia. (Fall 2011) Andrew is a junior President’s Scholar majoring in biology and geology in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. During fall 2011, he is studying abroad in Sydney, Australia.
  • Angela, New York City (Spring 2007). A senior corporate communications and public affairs major from Houston, she spent a week in New York City with other communications students networking and seeing the communications world in action.
  • Annamarie, Prague. (Spring 2012) Annamarie is a junior Distinguished Scholar majoring in film and media arts in Meadows School of the Arts and psychology in Dedman College. She is spending spring 2012 in Prague, the Czech Republic, where she is attending the CET Film Production program with SMU Abroad.
  • Annie, India. (Fall 2006). An art history major from Houston, she spent fall 2006 with the University of Iowa’s Semester in South India program.
  • Anthony, Dallas. (Spring 2008), a senior marketing major from Garland, is participating in an Honors Marketing Practicum Course in charge of promoting SMU’s annual Red-Blue Spring Football Game on April 5.
  • Archaeology in Italy. (Summer 2009) More than 50 students, scholars and archaeological professionals from more than 20 universities, including SMU, will assemble in Tuscany in Summer 2009 to excavate the Etruscan sanctuary and settlement of Poggio Colla.
  • Art History, Los Angeles. (Spring 2011) Participants in a graduate seminar in Art History, “Modern Mexico in the Expanded Field,” are conducting an on-site research trip to Los Angeles during spring break. The course has looked at the art histories of 20th-century Mexico and Southern California, pursuing perspectives that transcend national geographies and traditional narratives. An on-site visit to Los Angeles allows the group to explore Mexican, Mexican-American and Latino urban space and culture.
  • Ashley, Germany. (Summer 2012) Ashley is a junior majoring in flute performance in Meadows School of the Arts and environmental studies in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. During summer 2012, she is participating in SMU-in-Germany.
  • Ashley, Madrid. (Fall 2011-Spring 2012) Ashley is a junior majoring in Spanish and psychology in Dedman College and an SMU Distinguished Scholar. During 2011-12 she is participating in SMU-in-Spain. She is eager to improve her Spanish, to get to know other students in the program and to explore Madrid and the rest of Europe.
  • Ashley, Paris. (Summer 2008) Ashley, a senior, was awarded a Richter International Fellowship to conduct independent, graduate-level research this summer in Paris, where she plans to examine primary documents and pieces of chinoiserie at the major libraries and museums.
  • Astrud, Texas and Connecticut. (Summer 2007). She will attend Leadershape, a 6-day conference in Bridgeport, Texas, and then go to Yale University (New Haven, CT) for six weeks to attend the Summer Medical Dental Education Program.
  • Astrud, Copenhagen. (Fall 2008) Astrud, a junior majoring in biology and minoring international studies, is participating in SMU-in-Copenhagen during Fall 2008.
  • Astrud, UTMB-Galveston. (Summer 2009) Astrud is a junior biology major, with minors in chemistry, international studies and human rights, in Dedman College. In Summer 2009, she is participating in her second summer internship with the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is taking classes as well as observing and following doctors through preceptorships.
  • BBA students in China. (Summer 2011) Nine BBA students are participating in the SMU-in-China: Business program at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). SMU-in-China: Business is a four-week residential program that introduces students to China’s contemporary economic, political and business environment.
  • Ben, Beijing. (Fall 2009-2010) Ben, a 2009 graduate in history with a minor in Mandarin from Dedman College and business from the Cox School, is living in Beijing as a Princeton-in-Asia teaching fellow. He will be teaching at the China Foreign Affairs University for the 2009-2010 academic year.
  • Ben, Costa Rica. (Winter Break 2006). A senior majoring in mechanical engineering, he served as trip supervisor on Outdoor Adventures’ Winter Break 2006 trip to Costa Rica.
  • Ben, Meadows Opera (Spring 2008) Ben, a first-year graduate student pursuing a Master’s of music in vocal performance, is performing February 8 and 10, 2008, in Liebe, L’amour, L’amore . . .Tell me the Truth about Love!, an opera gala presented by the Meadows Symphony Orchestra and Meadows Opera Theatre.
  • Ben in China (Spring-Summer 2008) Ben is a junior from Dallas majoring in history, with minors in Chinese and business, who is spending Spring-Summer 2008 in Beijing at the Capital University of Economics and Business.
  • Bianca, Greece (Summer 2007). An acting major/English minor, Bianca is headed to Greece for a classical acting program.
  • Blake. (Summer 2006) Traveling the world during summer 2006 from the Great Barrier Reef of Australia to bobsledding in the Baltics.
  • Bob, Argentina (Summer 2008) Bob, a graduate student in the Master of Liberal Studies program and a vice president in Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division, is participating in a 10-day trip to Argentina with the Human Rights Education Program.
  • Bowl Bound 2009 (Fall 2009) Members of SMU’s Spirit Squad – including the Mustang Band, Pom Squad, cheerleaders and Peruna handlers – are traveling to Hawaii to support the Mustangs at the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl on December 24 at Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium.
  • Brenda, SMU-in-Paris (Fall 2007), is a junior majoring in journalism and French who is studying with SMU-in-Paris this fall.
  • Brentney, Washington, D.C. (Spring 2007) A senior English and creative writing major from Telephone, Texas, she spent the spring 2007 semester in Washington, D.C.
  • Brian, South Africa. (Summer 2010) Brian Fennig, a wellness lecturer in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, is traveling to South Africa in summer 2010.
  • Brian, China. (Spring 2013) Brian Fennig, a senior lecturer in the Wellness Department of the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, is traveling to Yangshuo, China, for spring break 2013. While his ultimate destination is a Tai Chi school in Yangshuo, his trip will take him through Hong Kong and Guilin as well.
  • Brooks (Summer 2007), a senior political science major from Plano, Texas, is using this summer to focus on academics and raise his GPA.
  • Bryan, India (Summer 2007). Bryan, a senior engineering student, is traveling to India for a tsunami reconstruction project on the southeast coast. He is working with Engineers Without Borders-USA on building sanitary water facilities for a village of about 35 families for six weeks.
  • Cassandra, Spain. (Fall 2011) Cassandra is a senior majoring in Spanish and psychology in Dedman College and the recipient of the Marion Tower and other scholarships. During fall 2011, she is studying with SMU-in-Spain.
  • CJ, SMU-in-Taos. (Fall 2009) CJ is a sophomore economics major in Dedman College and finance major in Cox School of Business. In Fall 2009, he is participating in the inaugural fall semester at SMU’s campus at Fort Burgwin in New Mexico.
  • Charanya, Paris. (Fall 2008) Charanya is a junior President’s Scholar with a triple major in political science, French and finance. This fall, she’s participating in SMU-in-Paris.
  • Charanya, Washington, D.C. (Summer 2008) Charanya is a junior and a President’s Scholar with a triple major in political science, French and finance. She is interning this summer in Washington, D.C., at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a nonpartisan research institute.
  • Catherine, PRSSA conference. (Fall 2009) Catherine, a senior CCPA major in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and a member of the SMU rowing team, attended the Public Relations Student Society of America national conference in San Diego in November 2009.
  • Catherine, Spain. (Summer 2010) Catherine received a Richter fellowship for summer 2010 to travel to Madrid and research the integration of people with disabilities into Spanish society.
  • CCPA, Taos. (Summer 2010) Six students from Corporate Communications and Public Affairs in Meadows School of the Arts will serve as communications interns at nonprofit organizations in Taos, N.M., this summer.
  • Chester, Houston (Summer 2007). He is participating in the Debakey Summer Surgery Program through the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
  • Cheyenne, South Africa (Spring 2007). Cheyenne is a junior from Dallas majoring in public policy, with a minor in economics and human rights. She traveled with a group of 15 students, faculty and community members on a trip August 2-12 to South Africa, led by SMU Human Rights Program director Rick Halperin. The trip focused on the events and landmarks of apartheid, the system of racial segregation enforced there by the white-controlled government from 1948 to 1989.
  • Chris, Australia. (Spring 2011) Chris is majoring in business in SMU’s Cox School of Business. During spring 2011, he is participating in SMU-in-Australia, where he will study at Curtin University in Perth, in western Australia. During the first three weeks of the term, the group takes an Asian study tour to Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam.
  • Christina, Deep South (Spring 2007) Christina was part of a group of students, faculty and staff who spent spring break 2007 journeying to the Deep South to learn more about the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
  • Candice, (Fall 2006) A senior theater major from Plano, Texas, she writes about performing at SMU in Fabulation during fall 2006.
  • Christy, Dallas art conference (Spring 2008) Christy is a junior majoring in art history, with minors in classical studies and archaeology. This spring she attended College Art Association, a conference that unites a creative community of artists, art historians, art educators, critics, curators and museum professionals.
  • Cheyenne with SMU-in-Spain (Fall 2007). Cheyenne is majoring in political science and English with a minor in Spanish. She is spending the fall semester in Madrid.
  • Civil Rights Pilgrimage 2010, the South. (Spring 2010) During Spring Break 2010, students, faculty and staff are taking an eight-day bus ride to the American South’s civil rights landmarks, with stops in Little Rock, Arkansas; Selma, Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama; Jackson and Oxford, Mississippi; and Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Civil Rights Pilgrimage 2011, the South. (Spring 2011) During Spring Break 2011, students, faculty and staff are taking an eight-day bus ride to the American South’s civil rights landmarks. Political Science Professor Dennis Simon leads the pilgrimage with SMU’s Chaplain’s Office.
  • Civil Rights Pilgrimage 2012, the South. (Spring 2012) Students, faculty and staff are taking an eight-day bus ride through the American South to visit civil rights landmarks and leaders in the movement. Political Science Professor Dennis Simon leads the pilgrimage with SMU’s Chaplain’s Office.
  • Civil Rights Pilgrimage 2013, the South. (Spring 2013) During spring break 2013, students, faculty and staff are taking a nine-day bus ride through the American South to visit civil rights landmarks and leaders in the movement. Political Science Professor Dennis Simon leads the pilgrimage with the SMU Chaplain’s Office.
  • Claire, London. (Fall 2011) Claire is a junior majoring in history and anthropology, with a minor in political science, in Dedman College. In fall 2011 she is studying at King’s College London with IFSA-Butler, in partnership with SMU Abroad.
  • Claire, SMU-in-Paris (Fall 2007). Claire, a junior CCPA major and Studio Art minor from Fredericksburg, is studying fall 2007 with SMU-in-Paris. She spent the summer with SMU-in-London, where she interned with Greenbelt Movement International.
  • Clara, Copenhagen. (Spring 2013) Clara is a junior journalism major in the Meadows School of the Arts, and the recipient of the Rotunda Award and Outstanding Scholar Award. During spring 2013, she is participating in SMU-in-Copenhagen.
  • Cody, Dallas (Summer 2008) Cody, a junior political science major, received a public service internship award from the Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility this summer. She will be working with the Stewpot in downtown Dallas. She plans to attend several City Council meetings and to learn about the public policy of homelessness and how it is changing in Dallas, with the opening of the new and nontraditional Bridge Homeless Assistance Center. She hopes to help the Stewpot understand the attitude of the city toward the homeless population and the reflections of that attitude in city policy.
  • Colby, Paris. (Fall 2010) Colby is a junior majoring in business marketing in the Cox School of Business, with minors in art history and photography in Meadows School of the Arts. In fall 2010 she is participating in SMU-in-Paris, where she plans to study art history, French culture and photography.
  • Cole, Dallas (Summer 2006). A summer intern for the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau.
  • Colton, Dallas. (Summer 2010) For summer 2010, Colton has been selected to participate as a Collegiate Fellow in the summer internship program at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital.
  • Communication Students, National Conventions. (Fall 2012) SMU students are attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, as part of a political communication studies program in Meadows School of the Arts.
  • Communication Studies, Taos. (Summer 2011) Communication Studies students in Meadows School of the Arts are taking on communications internships at various nonprofit organizations in Taos, N.M., this summer. Students work with national and regional organizations, addressing issues such as at-risk youth, the environment, housing and the arts.
  • Communication Studies, Taos. (Summer 2012) Communication studies students in the Meadows School of the Arts are at SMU-in-Taos, where they are studying nonprofit management and working as interns at nonprofit organizations in the city of Taos. Students will focus on issues involving the environment, the arts, public radio and TV, and nonprofit community outreach.
  • Corbin, Madrid. (Spring 2010) Corbin, a sophomore electrical engineering major in the Lyle School of Engineering and a President’s Scholar, is participating in SMU-in-Spain during Spring 2010. He plans to immerse himself in the culture and language, and take courses including modern painters and Spanish civilization.
  • Cox Global Leadership Program 2011. (May 2011) Five groups of students traveled to Europe (Frankfurt, Bratislava and London), Asia (Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai), Southeast Asia (Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Shanghai), India (Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai) and Latin America (Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo) with the American Airlines Global Leadership Program at the Cox School of Business.
  • Cox Global Leadership Program 2012. (Summer 2012) Four groups of students are traveling to Europe (Frankfurt, Bratislava), Asia (Tokyo, Shanghai), China (Xian, Shanghai) and Latin America (Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo) with the American Airlines Global Leadership Program at the Cox School of Business.
  • Cox Global Leadership Program 2013. (Summer 2013) In May 2013, four groups of students are traveling to Europe (London, Bratislava), Asia (Tokyo, Beijing), China (Xian, Beijing) and Latin America (Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo) with the Global Leadership Program at the Cox School of Business.
  • Dale, World Traveler (Summer 2007). After graduating in 2007 with a CCPA major and French minor, Dale moved to London to intern in Parliament and experience more international perspective. Each year he strives to visit two international festivals and tackle at least one major adventure.
  • Dan, Beijing. (Summer 2008) Dan is a senior cinema-television major who is producing, writing and directing a TV show with Televisa during the Beijing 2008 Olympics.
  • Dana, SMU-in-Britain. (Fall 2008) Dana is a senior Honors student majoring in art history in Meadows School of the Arts with a double minor in political science and Italian area studies. She will be studying at University College in London from September to June as part of the SMU-in-Britain program.
  • Dane, Europe. (Summer 2008) Dane is a junior history major who was awarded a Richter International Fellowship to conduct independent, graduate-level research this summer in Europe. He is exploring the phenomenon of racism in European soccer and plans to attend the Euro 2008 tournament.
  • Dane, Medieval Pilgrimage (Spring 2007). Was among a group of students who traveled through France to Santiago de Compostela.
  • Daniel, Italy. (Summer 2012) Daniel is a junior majoring in art history in Meadows School of the Arts and minoring in Latin, classical studies and photography. He is participating in SMU-in-Italy: Arts and Culture.
  • Daniel, Medieval Pilgrimage (Spring 2007). Was among a group of students who traveled through France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain to experience the actual Pilgrimage of the Middle Ages.
  • David, Washington, D.C.. (Spring 2010) David is a Hunt Scholar majoring in political science, economics and public policy in Dedman College. In Spring 2010, he is studying international law at American University in Washington, D.C. He also will travel to New York and Europe to tour international organizations and hear a live debate in the International Court of Justice.
  • Dean, China. (Summer 2011) Dean is a University Scholar and a senior accounting major in the Cox School of Business. In summer 2011, he is traveling to Hong Kong with the SMU-in-China Business program to get a firsthand look at modern China’s unique culture and business practices.
  • Dean Tsutsui, Japan. (Spring 2011) From March 5-12, 2011, Dedman College Dean William M. Tsutsui will visit Japan as a member of the Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD). Sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, JALD seeks to engage Japanese American leaders in furthering relations between the United States and Japan.
  • Deidre, Dallas. (Spring 2009) Deidre is a junior political science and history major who has an internship with U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in Spring 2009. She also will be attending the weeklong Conservative Political Action Conference in February, working with and assisting lobbying groups, political action groups and politicians as an intern.
  • Drew, Moscow. (Summer 2009) Drew participated in SMU-in-Moscow, an intensive study of the language and culture of Russia, during Summer 2009.
  • Dylan, Taos. (Summer 2012) Dylan is a senior Hunt Leadership Scholar and David and Carolyn Miller Scholar. A member of the University Honors Program, he is majoring in English with a specialization in creative writing in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. He was named a Richter Fellow for summer 2012 and is the recipient of an Unbridled Project. He is working on his first novel at SMU-in-Taos.
  • Earth Sciences in Angola. (Summer 2012) Graduate students in SMU’s Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, along with Professor Louis L. Jacobs, are conducting research in Angola in southern Africa during summer 2012. They are members of an international scientific program called the PaleoAngola Project.
  • Earth Sciences in Jamaica. (Winter 2013) Nine students traveled to Jamaica as part of a multidisciplinary Earth Sciences course to conduct geophysical research on earthquake risks on the Caribbean island.
  • Eiseley, SMU-in-Taos (Summer 2007). Eiseley is a senior majoring in art history from St. Petersburg, Florida. She is helping restore the Catholic church of San Jose de Gracia in Las Trampas, New Mexico, this August at SMU-in-Taos as part of Professor Adam Herring’s course, Art and Architecture of Hispanic New Mexico.
  • Eiseley and Emily in Marfa (Fall 2007). Art history majors Eiseley and Emily are traveling to West Texas in October to the Chinati Foundation, a contemporary art museum, in Marfa. They are two of 12 SMU students working as guides at the Judd Foundation Open House, a weekend of art, music and talks that attracts an international audience of 2,000 people and one of the most exciting contemporary art events of the year.
  • Elizabeth, London. (Fall 2010) Elizabeth is a senior journalism major and photography minor in Meadows School of the Arts. In fall 2010, she is studying at the University of Westminster in London with an Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) program, in partnership with SMU Abroad.
  • Elisabeth, SMU-in-Paris. (Summer 2008) Elisabeth is a sophomore majoring in journalism from Denver who is participating in SMU-in-Paris this summer. She’s looking forward to learning art history inside The Louvre and traveling to the Loire Valley.
  • Emily, Dallas art conference. (Spring 2008) Senior art history major Emily attended the College Art Association’s conference in Dallas. The conference brought together art historians, artists and scholars from across the country.
  • Emily, Madrid. (Spring 2011) Emily, a junior Hunt Leadership Scholar majoring in corporate communications and public affairs, is studying Spanish language and culture in Madrid as part of SMU-in-Spain.
  • Emily, Moscow. (Summer 2009) Emily is a senior majoring in Markets and Cultures, with a Russian minor, in Dedman College. During summer 2009, she participated in SMU-in-Moscow, an intensive five-week study of the language and culture of Russia.
  • Emily, Paris. (Spring 2011) Emily, who is majoring in finance in the Cox School of Business, is participating in SMU-in-Paris, where she is looking forward to being immersed in the French culture.
  • Engineers in Africa. (Fall 2011) Andrew Quicksall, the J. Lindsay Embrey Trustee Assistant Professor at the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, is traveling with graduate students to Africa in fall 2011 as part of a new water quality research program in refugee camps. The group is bringing back water samples for analysis in SMU labs, where undergraduate and graduate students are searching for elevated levels of contaminants that can cause health problems.
  • Eric, Madrid. (Fall 2009) Eric, a junior majoring in accounting in the Cox School of Business and Spanish in Dedman College, is a Hunt Leadership Scholar and Cox BBA Scholar. In Fall 2009, he is living and studying in Spain’s capital through the SMU-in-Spain program.
  • Erica, Cairo. (Fall 2010) Erica will be taking classes in Egyptology and Middle Eastern studies at the American University in Cairo with SMU-in-Cairo. She hopes to learn as much Arabic as possible while traveling throughout the region.
  • Erica, Mane Event. (Spring 2008) Erica, a sophomore advertising major, is getting ready for Mane Event, a campus-wide carnival in celebration of the end of classes that takes place on April 25, 2008.
  • Esteban, Ukraine (Summer 2006). Leading students on a mission trip to Ukraine to help build an orphanage.
  • Esther, Switzerland. (Fall 2011) Esther is a junior President’s Scholar majoring in communication studies in Meadows School of the Arts and management science in the Lyle School of Engineering. In fall 2011 she is studying in Switzerland, where she’s looking forward to learning more about the Swiss-Italian culture in the Ticino region where she is living.
  • Ethiopia Research Team (Winter 2007-08) A team of researchers lead by Paleobotanist Bonnie Jacobs and Sedimentologist Neil Tabor, both of SMU, returned to northwestern Ethiopia in late December 2007 to collect additional plant fossils and gain a more thorough understanding of their geological context.
  • Federico, SMU-in-Spain. (Fall 2009) The recipient of a Marion Tower Study Abroad Scholarship for Fall 2009, Federico is studying at the Fundacion Jose Ortega y Gasset in Madrid through SMU-in-Spain.
  • Gary, India. (Spring 2011) Gary, a Perkins School of Theology graduate student, traveled to India in January with other SMU students as part of the Global Theological Education Program. During their course “The Bible in Global Context: Reading the Bible Through Indian Eyes,” the students visited Christians, who are a minority population in India, as well as places of worship, temples and museums.
  • Hannah, Ecuador. (Spring 2012) Hannah, a junior President’s Scholar majoring in political science and accounting, with a minor in Spanish, is in Quito, Ecuador, with BCA and SMU Abroad to study international politics, economic development, and social justice in Latin America.
  • Hannah, Madrid. (Spring 2011) Hannah, an accounting major in the Cox School of Business, will study in Madrid as part of the SMU-in-Spain program. She hopes to become more proficient in Spanish and travel throughout Spain and Europe.
  • Harvey, Belize (Summer 2006). Part of a research project looking into the impact of traditional Mayan healing.
  • Heather, Cairo. (Fall 2009) Heather is a senior majoring in history and medieval studies in Dedman College, with a minor in art history in Meadows School of the Arts, and a recipient of the Gilman International Scholarship to Egypt. In Fall 2009, she will continue her studies in Arabic and Egyptology in her second semester at the American University in Cairo.
  • Hilltop on the Hill 2010, Washington. (Fall 2010) Twenty Journalism and Corporate Communications & Public Affairs students in Meadows School of the Arts are studying in Washington, D.C., this October for the Hilltop on the Hill 2010 program.
  • Hilltop on the Hill, Washington. (Fall 2009) Seventeen Journalism and Corporate Communications & Public Affairs students are studying in Washington, D.C., this October for the Hilltop on The Hill 2009 program.
  • Hilltop on the Hill, Inauguration. (Spring 2013) Twenty-one communication studies and journalism students traveled to Washington, D.C.,  as part of the Meadows School of the Arts’ Hilltop on the Hill program.
  • Human Rights, the Baltics. (Spring 2010) During Spring Break 2010, students, faculty and staff are visiting World War II sites in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, including the Bikernieki Memorial, where 40,000 Jews were slain; the Jewish Museum in Riga; and the Jungfernhof concentration camp.
  • Human Rights, El Salvador. (Winter 2013) Eight SMU students, led by Perkins School of Theology Professor Harold J. Recinos and Embrey Human Rights Program Coordinator Sherry Aikman, traveled to El Salvador to study human rights atrocities that have occurred in the Central American country during the last 40 years.
  • Human Rights, Germany. (Spring 2011) During spring break 2011, students, faculty and staff are visiting Holocaust sites in Germany.
  • Human Rights, Poland. (Winter 2010) In December 2010, the Embrey Human Rights Program is taking students and staff on a tour to Poland, where they will visit World War II memorials and concentration camps.
  • Human Rights, Poland. (Winter 2011) During winter break 2011, SMU students and professors and Dallas community members are traveling to Poland with SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program to visit Holocaust sites.
  • Human Rights, Poland. (Winter 2012) Eighteen professors, academic professionals, students and community members from SMU and across Texas are traveling through Poland with the SMU Embrey Human Rights Program to study the Holocaust.
  • Human Rights, Rwanda. (Summer 2012) A group of 20 SMU students, faculty and staff are in Rwanda in August 2012 with SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program. The SMU group is sharing donated books and classroom and medical supplies with schools and orphanages. They also are visiting genocide sites and meeting with survivors.
  • Inauguration Trip, Washington, D.C. (January 2009) A group of SMU communications and journalism students led by Rita Kirk, professor in the Division of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs in Meadows School of the Arts, is headed to Washington, D.C., in January 2009 for Barack Obama’s inauguration.
  • Jackie, Peace Corps in Panama. (Summer 2008 – Summer 2010) Jackie Wald has served as a lecturer in Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. She and her husband, Michael, have volunteered to serve in the Peace Corps in Panama for 27 months. Their assignment is to update the English Program at the Escuela Normal, which is Panama’s premier teacher training school.
  • Jade and Mustang Consulting, New York City (Summer 2007). A dance major from Jacksonville, Florida, she is participating in a project to help the Dance Theater of Harlem.
  • James, SMU-in-Paris. (Spring 2009) James, a French and history double major, is returning to France in Spring 2009 for his second semester abroad. He is hoping to reconnect with old friends and his French family while working on his language and culture skills in preparation for graduation and a master’s degree program.
  • Janice and Fantine, Vietnam. (Summer 2012) Janice is a sophomore President’s Scholar majoring in biological sciences in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Fantine is a sophomore President’s Scholar majoring in biological sciences and mathematics in Dedman College. Janice and Fantine are members of the University Honors Program who received a Richter Fellowship to conduct research during summer 2012 in Vietnam.
  • Jason, Paris. (Fall 2009) Jason is a junior majoring in music composition in Meadows School of the Arts and the recipient of a Meadows Artistic Scholarship. In Fall 2009 he is participating in SMU-in-Paris, where he intends to study the past and present culture.
  • Jessica, Vienna (Summer 2006). immersed in music at the Bosendorfer International Piano Academy in Vienna.
  • Jessica, Archaeology in Italy. (Summer 2008) Jessica is a senior marketing major, with a minor in art history, who leaves in June for an archaeological dig outside of Vicchio, in the Mugello Valley, as part of SMU-in-Italy: Archaeology. The site is an Etruscan settlement that has been being excavated for about 12 years.
  • Jessica in Australia. (Summer and Fall 2011). Jessica is a senior majoring in marketing in the Cox School of Business. During summer and fall 2011, Jessica is studying abroad with SMU-in-Australia. She’s eager to learn about new cultures, meet new people and experience life outside the United States.
  • Jessica, Dallas and Jordan. (Summer 2010) Jessica is working for the National Center for Policy Analysis’ debate institute, “Debate Central.” The NCPA will be holding a debate camp in Amman, Jordan, along with General Tommy Franks, The King’s Academy and Oklahoma Christian University’s Institute for Leadership and Liberty. Jessica travels to Jordan in July to instruct debate and public speaking with the camp, as well as educate the students there on the debate topic, which addresses the Middle East peace process. Jessica also is serving as managing editor of the White Rock Lake Weekly, a Dallas-area newspaper whose editor-in-chief is an SMU graduate
  • Jessica, Spain. (Summer-Fall 2010) Jessica is studying in Valladolid, Spain, in a language-intensive program and then will spend the fall in Madrid with SMU-in-Spain.
  • Jewel, Taos. (Summer 2012) Jewel is a sophomore majoring in biology and environmental science in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. A member of the University Honors Program, she is the recipient of the SMU Founders Scholarship and Dedman College Scholarship. During summer 2012, she also received a Richter Fellowship to conduct research at SMU-in-Taos, where she will update “A Guide to the Trees of the Navajo Country.”
  • Jina, China. (Summer 2010) Jina, a senior management major in Cox School of Business, is spending summer 2010 in Hong Kong with the SMU-in-China program.
  • JJ, Dominican Republic. (Summer 2010) JJ, who is majoring in biology with minors in chemistry and math in Dedman College, is traveling to the Dominican Republic in summer 2010. There, he will be living with a host family, volunteering in a health clinic and doing other mission work in San Pedro with an organization called Esperanza International.
  • Joanna, Massachusetts (Summer 2007). Joanna, a sophomore and an aspiring veterinarian from McKinney, hopes to gain as much veterinary clinical experience as possible within the fields of small, large and exotic animals.
  • John, Beijing. (Summer 2009) John, a junior accounting major at the Cox School, is spending Summer 2009 in Beijing with SMU-in-China, studying third-year CHIN 3311/3312. He is most excited about exploring all of the cultural highlights the city has to offer and is ready to immerse himself in Chinese culture.
  • John, Costa Rica (Winter Break 2006). A Hunt Scholar and past photo editor of SMU’s student newspaper, he photographed utdoor Adventures’ Winter Break 2006 trip to Costa Rica..
  • John S., Australia (Spring 2007). He’s studying in Perth, Australia, as part of the SMU-in-Australia program, which includes a three-week tour of Asia followed by a semester of study at Curtin University in Perth.
  • Jonathan (Summer 2007). Jonathan, a junior majoring in psychology, will branch out from his hometown of San Antonio to visit New Mexico and England.
  • Jonathan, Poland. (December 2008) Jonathan, a junior in the Creative Writing program in Dedman College’s English Department, is participating in the SMU Human Rights Education Program’s December trip to Poland. There, program director Rick Halperin will lead visits to World War II Nazi death camps.
  • Jon, Poland. (Summer 2008) Jon is a sophomore majoring in economics and engineering management, information and systems from Springfield, Mo. This summer he has an internship in Krakow, Poland, as a business analyst for Sabre.
  • Jordan, Germany. (Summer 2009) Jordan is a junior President’s Scholar and a triple major in music in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and anthropology and history in Dedman College, with minors in human rights and European studies. In Summer 2009, she is participating in SMU-in-Germany and the Global Leadership Program in Prague and Berlin, which trains students to become community, business and political leaders through university courses, cultural activities and community service.
  • Jordan, SMU-in-Taos (Summer 2007). Jordan is a senior from Atlanta studying cinema/television and music. He is helping restore the Catholic church of San Jose de Gracia in Las Trampas, New Mexico, this August at SMU-in-Taos as part of Professor Adam Herring’s course, Art and Architecture of Hispanic New Mexico.
  • Joshua, Australia. (Spring 2012) Joshua is a junior business management major in the Cox School of Business and a political science minor in Dedman College. During spring 2012, he is studying abroad with SMU-in-Australia, which includes a study tour in Asia.
  • J-Term in New Orleans. (Winter 2010-11) Twelve J-Term students in the course “Environmental Communications: Lessons Learned from the BP Oil Spill” will travel with Nina Flournoy, senior lecturer of communication studies in Meadows School of the Arts, on a 10-day journey to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast to examine the communication strategies surrounding the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.
  • Julia, SMU-in-Paris (Fall 2007) Julia is a junior from Plano majoring in history, with a French minor, and is a member of the University Honors Program. She is studying abroad with SMU-in-Paris in fall 2007.
  • Juliana, SMU-in-Oxford. (Summer 2008) Juliana is a Hunt Scholar from Denver and a junior majoring in accounting and CCPA (Corporate Communications and Public Affairs). She is spending the summer in SMU-in-Oxford and hopes to experience different parts of Europe through travel. She is excited to be taking a class on C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, since many of their great works were written in Oxford and it also will be a nice change of pace from accounting and CCPA classes!
  • Justin, Switzerland. (Fall 2010) Justin is a senior environmental studies major in Dedman College and a recipient of the Dallas-area Community College Scholarship and Marion Tower Study Abroad Scholarship. In fall 2010, he will be conducting research for his senior thesis on the effects of retreating glaciers in the Alps and how that might be affecting the water cycle in Switzerland.
  • Karen, Spain (Spring 2007). A math and geology major from Albequerque, New Mexico, she is spending spring 2007 in Madrid at the SMU-in-Spain program.
  • Karoline & Amelia, Signature Theatre Company in New York (Summer 2007). Karoline will be company management intern and Amelia will be artistic intern.
  • Kat at Leadershape. (Summer 2008) Kat, a senior majoring in advertising and psychology, spent six days in May attending LeaderShape, a conference in Bridgeport, Texas, on leading with integrity, along with other SMU students and students from across Texas.
  • Kat, India. (Summer 2010) A graduate student at SMU’s Temerlin Advertising Institute, Kat is participating in SMU-in-India during summer 2010, doing in-class coursework in Ahmedabad, as well as two weeks taking field trips.
  • Kate in Mexico. (Winter Term 2008) Kate, a senior psychology major, is participating in SMU-in-Oaxaca during Winter Term. The group will spend two weeks in Oaxaca, Mexico, and then travel to the Sierra Madre mountains for a week. While in Oaxaca, the group will take classes on ceramics, weaving and painting with talented craftsmen. The students also will engage in a service learning project, will enjoy Mexican traditions related to the holiday season and will collect oral histories.
  • Katelyn, Costa Rica. (Summer 2012) Katelyn is a sophomore Hunt Scholar and Meadows Scholar who is majoring in journalism in Meadows School of the Arts and Spanish in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, with a minor in political science. During summer 2012, she is participating in SMU-in-Costa Rica.
  • Kathy Hargrove, India. (Fall-Winter 2011) The former associate dean for academic affairs at the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development has received the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to work in India during fall and winter 2011. She is at Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD), a young university in Delhi, which is establishing its school of education.
  • Kelly, Dallas. (Summer 2011) Kelly is majoring in piano performance and pedagogy at Meadows School of the Arts. For summer 2011, she was named a Maguire & Irby Family Foundation Public Service Summer Intern by the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility at SMU. Kelly is interning at West Dallas Community School, where she is teaching piano to students in first through fourth grades.
  • Kelsey, SMU-in-Cairo. (Spring 2009) Kelsey is majoring in English, with a minor in political science, in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. In Spring 2009, she is participating in SMU-in-Cairo in Egypt, where she will be taking courses in political science and Arabic. She hopes the experience will prepare her for a career in international relations or journalism, and she plans to volunteer with a nonprofit while in Egypt.
  • Kimberly, Taos and Guatemala. (2012-13) Kimberly is a junior double major in biological sciences and chemistry in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. As part of SMU Engaged Learning, she is conducting an Unbridled Project in Guatemala during 2012-13. She plans to research health-related traditions, beliefs and practices in the indigenous Mayan community and evaluate how these values and beliefs occasionally clash with Western medicine. Before heading to Guatemala, she is studying at SMU-in-Taos.
  • Kristin, Germany (Spring 2007). She spent Spring Break 2007 in Germany studying human rights with fellow students and Dr. Rick Halperin, director of SMU’s new Human Rights Program.
  • Larry, Morocco. (Summer 2011) Larry is a junior majoring in political science and history, with a minor in Arabic, in Dedman College. A recipient of a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, he is studying with SMU-in-Morocco during summer 2011 as part of an intensive five-week course dedicated to intermediate-level Arabic. He is staying in the city of Meknes and plans to take excursions to Tangiers and Spain.
  • Latino/Latina Religions 2010, Dallas. (Fall 2010) During fall 2010, students in the class Latino/Latina Religions are documenting the history of St. Mary’s College for Women and Pre-GED school at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, the Episcopal Cathedral in Dallas, which is experiencing a surge in Latino parishioners. Through work in the archives, interviews with Pre-GED School students and volunteers, and ethnographic work with the parish, the class will produce a history of the church and its programs that will enable the congregation to better understand its multicultural make-up, the historic trends that led to this make-up, and the relationship between the church, its programs and the surrounding community.
  • Lade, Tanzania. (Summer 2012) Lade is a sophomore President’s Scholar majoring in mechanical engineering in the Lyle School of Engineering and mathematics in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, with a minor in art in Meadows School of the Arts. She was awarded a Boren Scholarship to study in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • Laura, Human Rights Pilgrimage (Spring 2008) Laura is a sophomore journalism major with minors in art history, photography and human rights. She is participating in the Spring Break Human Rights Pilgrimage to the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany.
  • Laura, Colorado (Summer 2006). Press intern for Colorado gubernatorial candidate Marc Holtzman.
  • Laura, Rwanda. (Summer 2009) Laura is a senior journalism major in Meadows School of the Arts with minors in art history, photography and human rights. In August 2009 she is participating in the Human Rights Education Program trip to Rwanda, where the group will visit sites including the Nyarubuye Genocide Memorial and Urukundo Home for Children.
  • Laura, SMU-in-Spain. (Spring 2009) Laura is a sophomore majoring in political science and Spanish in Dedman College. In Spring 2009, she will be taking courses toward her Spanish major in Spain at the Fundacion Jose Ortega y Gasset, while being immersed in Spanish culture.
  • Laurel, Washington, D.C. (Fall 2006) A Corporate Communications major from Dallas, she participated in “Hilltop on the Hill”, an intensive weeklong program that provide opportunities to learn from and network with a variety of communications and political professionals.
  • Lauren, SMU-in-Taos. (Fall 2009) Lauren is a sophomore participating in the first fall term at SMU’s campus at Fort Burgwin in New Mexico. A recipient of the University Scholar and Rotunda Award scholarships, she is taking courses including geology and engaged in service-learning at Taos.
  • Leela, SMU-in-Spain. (Fall 2009) Leela is a junior Hunt Scholar majoring in corporate communications and public affairs in Meadows School of the Arts and in Spanish, with an Italian minor, in Dedman College. She is spending Fall 2009 in Madrid, where she’ll be taking courses, learning about Spanish culture, living with a Spanish family and exploring the country.
  • Lindsay, Dallas. (Summer 2008) Lindsay, a second-year graduate student pursuing a Master’s in counseling, received a public service internship award from the Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility this summer. She will perform her internship at Our Friends’ Place in Dallas, serving on the treatment team that works with girls and young women who have been neglected, abandoned or otherwise abused.
  • Lindsey, SMU-in-Copenhagen. (Fall 2007) Lindsey, a junior majoring in marketing, with an advertising minor, spent Fall 2007 with SMU-in-Copenhagen. Now back at SMU in Dallas, she’s sharing her reports and photos.
  • Living Village, SMU. (Spring 2011) As part of SMU’s first Engineering & Humanity Week in April, students will live, cook their meals and sleep in temporary shelters designed to house people living in extreme poverty or displaced by war and natural disasters. Students, faculty and local members of the community will build the “Living Village” on the SMU campus lawn, showcasing structures ranging from standard-issue United Nations tents to the experimental EcoDome (sandbag shelter), which uses wire to stabilize walls constructed of long, earth-filled tubes.
  • Liz, Medieval Pilgrimage (Spring 2007). Was among a group of students who traveled through France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain to experience the actual Pilgrimage of the Middle Ages.
  • Lydia, India
    (Summer 2005). She spent summer 2005 helping the non-profit organization STOP to re-educate young girls forced into prostitution.
  • Lydia, Moscow. (Fall 2010) Lydia, a junior President’s Scholar majoring in theatre studies in Meadows School of the Arts and Spanish in Dedman College, is spending fall 2010 in Moscow, where she is studying with the Moscow Art Theater.
  • Lydia, Taos. (Summer 2009) Lydia is a sophomore President’s Scholar with a double major in Spanish in Dedman College and theater studies in Meadows School of the Arts. She is spending the June 2009 term in SMU-in-Taos, where she will be taking plant biology and acting scene study. Then she plans to visit the city of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where her sister works with the nonprofit Food for the Hungry.
  • Lydia, Xalapa. (Summer 2010) Lydia is spending summer 2010 studying in Mexico with SMU-in-Xalapa. She is excited to put her nine years of Spanish classes to good use while immersing herself in Xalapan culture.
  • Marissa, SMU-in-Britain. (Fall 2008/Spring 2009) Marissa is a junior University and Mustang Scholar from Dallas majoring in international studies and anthropology in Dedman College. Through the SMU-in-Britain program, she is spending the academic year at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, studying international relations and modern history.
  • Mayra, France and Spain. (Summer 2012) Mayra is a senior majoring in Spanish in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. The recipient of a Gilman International Scholarship, she is participating during summer 2012 in SMU-in-South of France and in SMU-in-Madrid.
  • Meadows School of the Art’s New York Colloquium. (Winter 2012) Students are visiting a range of museums, galleries, artists’ studios and other venues during winter break 2012.
  • Meera, India. (Summer 2011) Meera was named a Maguire & Irby Family Foundation Public Service Summer Intern by the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility at SMU. She will be interning at Swasraya, a school for the mentally disabled in India, where she will design a curriculum and help students in order to promote inclusive education. She also plans to help raise awareness by updating the school’s website and creating brochures and fliers.
  • Megan, Houston . (Summer 2010) Megan, a senior biology major in Dedman College, is participating in the eight-week Michael E. Debakey Summer Surgery Program in Houston, where she will work closely with a faculty mentor to learn more about careers in surgery.
  • Megan, Spain. (Fall 2012) Megan is a junior journalism major in Meadows School of the Arts, with Spanish and advertising minors. The recipient of an SMU Abroad scholarship, she is studying abroad in Madrid.
  • Meleah, SMU-in-Paris (Summer 2009) Meleah, a senior markets and culture major, with a psychology minor in Dedman College, is spending Summer 2009 in France with SMU-in-Paris. She will be taking history courses and is looking forward to exploring Europe on the weekends, before graduating from SMU in August.
  • Melissa, SMU-in-Germany,
    (Summer 2008) Melissa, a junior majoring in oboe performance and a President’s Scholar, is participating in SMU-in-Germany. As part of the summer program, students visit Bach’s home, hear the Berlin Philharmonic and experience university life in the former East German town of Weimar.
  • Michael, SMU-in-India (Summer 2008) Michael, a junior from Memphis majoring in business, with minors in Advertising and Spanish, is participating in SMU-in-India this summer. He will take courses at the Mudra Institute of Communications in Ahmedabad, in partnership with SMU’s Temerlin Advertising Institute, and tour the country, visiting various monuments and industries.
  • Micah, Singapore (Summer 2007). Micah will spend the summer working as an intern for Bergesen Worldwide Ltd., an international shipping company.
  • Michael E., Houston (Summer 2006). Michael assisted with medical research at the Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research in Houston, Texas.
  • Michael W., Memphis (Summer 2006). Working for Teach for America in Memphis.
  • Mimi, India (Spring 2007). She will travel throughout India this summer (2007) and volunteer for Unite for Sight in the region.
  • Mustang Consulting, Uganda. (Spring 2010) During Spring Break 2010, students and faculty are volunteering in Uganda with the Ugandan American Partnership Organization (UAPO), a nonprofit founded by SMU graduate Brittany Merrill ’07 that supports women and children in their communities.
  • Nancy, Taos. (Summer 2012) Nancy is a graduate student in the Master of Liberal Studies program in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. During summer 2012, she is participating in a course on New Mexico wildflowers at SMU-in-Taos.
  • Nichole, Oxford. (Summer 2009) Nichole, a second-year evening law student at Dedman School of Law, participated in Summer 2009 in the School’s Oxford Summer Program, in association with University College.
  • Nicola, Taos. (Summer 2009) Nicola, a senior majoring in political science in Dedman College, is spending Summer 2009 studying archaeology at SMU-in-Taos.
  • Nicole, SMU-in-Paris (Spring 2008) is a senior majoring in international studies and Spanish from The Woodlands. She’s spending Spring 2008 in Paris studying French and art, and is looking forward to experiencing France before she graduates.
  • Nureen, Atlanta. (Summer 2009) Nureen, a sophomore in Dedman College who plans to major in advertising, has an internship in Atlanta with the American Civil Liberties Union. Nureen is one of nine SMU students awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Public Service Internship for Summer 2009 from SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility. She says she is looking forward to seeing the ACLU’s commitment, devotion, passion and service for human rights in action.
  • Ola, Italy (Summer 2008). Ola is a student at SMU’s Master of Science in Counseling program. She also works for SMU’s Institute for Reading Research at the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. This summer she spent a week in beautiful Florence taking a class titled Religion and Dispute Resolution.
  • Omair, Taiwan (Summer 2006). Conducting medical research.
  • Orientation Leaders, SMU. (Summer 2009) The 2009 student Mustang Corral directors help lead the two-step summer orientation process for incoming students. AARO (Academic Advising, Registration and Orientation) starts July 1. Mustang Corral, an off-campus retreat, is August 21-23.
  • Patrick, United Kingdom. (Summer 2009) Patrick is a senior religious studies and psychology major in Dedman College who has been awarded a Richter Research Fellowship for Summer 2009. He is in the United Kingdom studying how globalization has shaped and is continuing to shape newly
    ‘emerging’ churches.
  • Physics ‘Jamboree,’ Cincinnati. (Spring 2010) Landon, a first-year physics major in Dedman College and mechanical engineering major in the Lyle School, and Matthew, a physics and electrical engineering major, traveled to the University of Cincinnati in April 2010 to participate in the BaBar Physics Jamboree. Steve Sekula, assistant physics professor, traveled with them. The BaBar experiment is based at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University.
  • Pia, France. (Summer 2010) Pia spending a month this summer in Cannes, France, on a Richter Research Fellowship to investigate the relationship between the popular, wealthy city and its local, national and international charities.
  • Political Science, Washington. (Spring 2011) As part of the political science course “Law, Politics and the Supreme Court,” students and Political Science Associate Professor Joe Kobylka are spending spring break 2011 in Washington, D.C. The students are conducting research on Supreme Court cases at the Library of Congress.
  • Political Science, Washington. (Spring 2013) As part of the University Honors Program political science course “Law, Politics and the Supreme Court,” students and Political Science Associate Professor Joe Kobylka traveled to Washington, D.C., to research on Supreme Court cases at the Library of Congress.
  • Pragya, Nepal (Summer 2007). She is returning to Nepal this summer (2007) to work with “Peace Ambassadors,” a peace project funded by the Kathryn Wasserman Davis Fund.
  • Quia, Plano (Spring 2006 – Spring 2007). a marketing communications writer for a software company based in Plano.
  • Raamis, India. (Summer 2012) Raamis is a sophomore President’s Scholar majoring in biology in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. During summer 2012, he is traveling to Aligahr, India, as a Richter Fellow to conduct research on water contamination, child psychology and public health in a slum.
  • Rachel, Australia. (Spring 2013) Rachel is a junior majoring in management science, with a minor in business administration. During spring 2013, she is studying in Perth with SMU-in-Australia and is looking forward to exploring the country.
  • Rachel, Italy. (Summer 2010) Rachel is a Distinguished and Veritas Scholar who is majoring in Latin American Studies in Dedman College. She is participating in SMU-in-Italy and helping archaeologists excavate an Etruscan hilltop settlement.
  • Rachel, Paris. (Spring 2010) Rachel, a senior President’s Scholar majoring in political science and foreign languages in Dedman College, with a minor in English, is spending spring break 2010 doing research in Paris. She plans to study French slang by conducting interviews with speakers of “Verlan,” a language game involving word inversion.
  • Rachel, SMU-in-Spain (Fall 2008) Rachel is a President’s Scholar and senior majoring in political science and foreign languages in Dedman College. This fall, she will be living with a Spanish family in Madrid and taking classes at the Fundacion Jose Ortega y Gasset.
  • Rachel, SMU-in-Copenhagen (Fall 2007). Rachel is junior majoring in biology and chemistry and minoring in mathematics and religious studies. She’s also a President’s Scholar, and she’s spending the Fall 2007 semester with SMU-in-Copenhagen.
  • Rachel, a 2006 SMU graduate in History and Indian Studies, is in Pune, India through the American Institute for Indian Studies to do a language intensive in Marathi.
  • Rachel, India (Summer 2008). Rachel, a 2006 SMU graduate in History and Indian Studies, is working on her PhD in South Asian History at Boston College. This summer she’s returning to Pune, India, through the American Institute for Indian Studies for the second summer of a language intensive in Marathi.
  • Rachel, Taos and London. (Summer 2009) Rachel is spending the June 2009 term in SMU-in-Taos, where the photography courses she is taking will complement her journalism degree. After Taos, she’s immediately off to SMU-in-London, where she’ll study journalism from the British point of view, as well as the history of postwar European cinema.
  • Rahfin, Bangladesh. (Summer 2012) Rahfin is a sophomore President’s Scholar majoring in economics, political science and public policy in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, with minors in religious studies and Arabic. He was named an SMU Maguire and Irby Family Public Service Intern for summer 2012. He is interning at Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, a Nobel Laureate organization that has pioneered microfinance for the poor.
  • Rebecca, France and Spain. (Summer 2009) Rebecca is a President’s Scholar and a triple major in art history in Meadows School of the Arts and Spanish and French in Dedman College. In Summer 2009, she will begin her travels in the sunny South of France on the Cote d’Azur before continuing to Barcelona. There, she will pursue a Richter research project, studying the relationship between nationalized Catholicism, the Franco regime and parish church architecture in the Catalunya region of northeastern Spain. After Barcelona, Rebecca will continue to the Burgundy region of France, where she will volunteer as a guest worker on an organic vegetable farm before settling down for Fall 2009 in Madrid.
  • Rebecca, SMU-in-Oxford (Summer 2008). Rebecca, a Hunt Scholar and junior at SMU, is a double major in political science and English. She is participating in SMU-in-Oxford, where she will be taking one English and one honors history course. She also will be exploring a new culture by visiting Paris (on Bastille weekend) and Belgium.
  • Red and Blue Scrimmage 2009. (Spring 2009) The Cox School of Business Honors Marketing Practicum class (in photo, right) is teaming up with SMU Athletics this spring to promote SMU Football’s Red and Blue Scrimmage on April 25. The marketing class also is organizing festivities at Doak Walker Plaza before the scrimmage for students, alumni and the community.
  • Ricardo, Africa. (Summer 2010) Ricardo is a graduate student in geology in the Huffington Department of Earth Sciences in Dedman College. A recipient of the prestigious Fulbright fellowship, Ricardo is spending summer 2010 in Angola and Mozambique.
  • Robert, Alaska (Summer 2005). Robert, a double major in dance and geological sciences, attended Geology Field Camp at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.
  • Roza, South Africa and Washington. (Summer 2011) Roza is participating in SMU-in-South Africa, a four-week study program that introduces students to South African history and culture. She then travels to Washington, D.C., where she is interning at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars with the center’s Global Health Initiative.
  • Roza, Copenhagen. (Fall 2012) Roza is a senior Hunt Scholar, Mustang Scholar and member of the University Honors Program who is majoring in communication studies in Meadows School of the Arts and political science in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. In fall 2012, she is studying abroad with SMU-in-Copenhagen.
  • Rukhmani, Kitchen Dog Theater. (Spring 2009) Rukhmani, a junior theatre major at Meadows School of the Arts, plays the role of Lavinia in “Titus Andronicus,” a co-production between Kitchen Dog Theater and Meadows School of the Arts from April 17 to May 16, 2009. Lavinia is Titus’ daughter and a victim of the violent revenge that characterizes many aspects of the play.
  • Saira, Madrid and Oxford. (Spring 2011) Saira, a junior President’s Scholar majoring in biology and anthropology in Dedman College, is studying abroad during spring 2011 with SMU-in-Madrid and in summer 2011 with SMU-in-Oxford.
  • Saira, Pakistan and Washington. (Spring 2012) Saira is a senior President’s Scholar majoring in biology and anthropology in Dedman College. She received a Richter Fellowship to travel to Peshawar, Pakistan, during winter break 2012 to research the health of Afghani refugee children. Then during spring 2012, she will intern with the U.S. Department of State.
  • Samantha, Taos. (Summer 2012) Samantha is a senior majoring in biology in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. A member of the University Honors Program, she received a Richter Fellowship for summer 2012 to conduct research at SMU-in-Taos. She is investigating the frequency of ectoparasites in specific habitats by collecting them off deer mice.
  • Sara, Texas Rio Grande Valley (Summer-Fall 2006). Working for Teach for America in Rio Grande Valley.
  • Sarah with Teach in Thailand (Fall 2007) Sarah, who graduated in May 2007 with degrees in International Studies and French, is participating in the Teach in Thailand program with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and has been living in Thailand since October.
  • Sarah and 13 other Meadows dance students, along with an alumna, were selected to perform the Martha Graham ballet Primitive Mysteries for the Fall Dance Concert in November 2007.
  • Sarah, SMU-in-London. (Summer 2011) Sarah is a junior majoring in journalism and art history in Meadows School of the Arts. During summer 2011, she is participating in SMU-in-London.
  • Sarah, Paris (Fall 2009) Sarah is a junior President’s Scholar majoring in art history in Meadows School of the Arts and Spanish in Dedman College. In Fall 2009, she will be taking art history and French classes through SMU-in-Paris.
  • SMU Model U.N., Taiwan (Spring 2010) Ten students in SMU’s Model United Nations program participated in the World Model U.N. 2010 Conference in March in Taipei, Taiwan. The SMU delegation was assigned to represent Armenia at the conference, where students from more than 40 countries debated and discussed world issues facing the U.N. system. SMU won two outstanding delegate awards.
  • Shelby, SMU-in-Cairo. (Spring 2009) Shelby is a junior with majors in history and anthropology, and a minor in classical studies and Latin, in SMU’s Dedman College. This Spring she plans to take Egyptology classes at the American University in Cairo, in preparation for a career in Egyptology, and she also is looking forward to traveling and exploring the region.
  • Shelby, SMU-in-Copenhagen (Spring 2009) Shelby is a junior President’s Scholar majoring in dance and psychology. In Spring 2009, she is taking classes at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad in affiliation with the University of Copenhagen and also will be taking dance classes at Dansens Hus professional training school.
  • Sierra, SMU-in-Australia-and-Asia (Summer 2008) Sierra, a senior majoring in marketing and member of SMU’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams, is participating this summer in SMU-in-Australia-and-Asia. The group will spend three weeks traveling in China to cities including Shanghai and Beijing, and then will spend three weeks in Western Australia.
  • SMU Earth Sciences, Mongolia (Fall 2009) Earth Sciences doctoral students are part of a multi-international dinosaur expedition hosted by the city of Hwaseong in the Republic of Korea. The purpose of the project is to discover, collect and study dinosaur fossils from the Gobi desert in Mongolia.
  • SMU Engineering, Annapolis. (Summer 2010) Students in SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering traveled to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, during summer 2010 to meet fellow researchers working on iris recognition.
  • SMU Habitat for Humanity, El Salvador. (Summer 2010) Members of SMU Habitat for Humanity traveled to El Salvador in May 2010 to build two houses in a rural community of about 90 families.
  • SMU-in-London 2007, 48 communication students from SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts are studying international media, advertising, British cinema and nonprofit communications.
  • SMU-in-London (Summer 2008) This summer 48 SMU students are traveling to London to study communication courses, including international media, free speech, creative advertising, British cinema and the global civil society. Some students also are interning with international human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, Pants to Poverty, and Save the Children, to name a few.
  • SMU-in-London: Arts. (Summer 2012) Students are taking courses that explore solo performance and the city as performance. The students will create and perform original works, all against the backdrop of the Queen’s Jubilee and the Summer Olympics.
  • SMU-in-London: Arts. (Summer 2013) Students in the SMU-in-London: Arts spend five weeks in the city, becoming 21st-century explorers while taking two courses.
  • SMU-in-Oaxaca 2009-10 During winter term 2009-10, seven students will earn Art History/CF credit studying ancient archaeological sites, Colonial art and architecture, folk art and religious fiestas in the Valley of Oaxaca, the Sierra Norte, Sierra Madre del Sur and on the Pacific Coast as part of SMU-in-Oaxaca.
  • SMU-in-Taos, New Mexico (Summer 2006). Students taking classes through the SMU-in-Taos program.
  • SMU Geological Sciences, Antarctica (Winter 2007) Geological Sciences master’s student Chris Strganac, doctoral student Yosuke Nishida and Professor Louis Jacobs are part of a team traveling to Antarctica to discover 120 million-year-old mammal fossils from Livingston Island and other places around the Antarctic Peninsula.
  • SMU Model U.N., the Netherlands (Spring 2009) Ten students in SMU’s Model United Nations program are participating in the World Model U.N. 2009 Conference in March in The Hague, Netherlands. The SMU delegation was assigned to represent the Vatican at the conference, where students from more than 40 countries will debate and discuss the world issues facing the U.N. system.
  • SMU SEED, Cincinnati (Spring 2011) The SMU SEED (Society for Ethical Evaluation and Debate) Team participated in the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in Cincinnati in March 2011.
  • Snigdha, SMU-in-Copenhagen (Fall 2009) Snigdha is a junior biology major, minoring in chemistry and math, in Dedman College. In Fall 2009, she is participating in the Medical Practice and Policy Program at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad through SMU-in-Copenhagen.
  • Sommer, Romania (Summer 2006). An intern with Humanity United in Giving Internationally, a nonprofit organization that has established orphanages in Romania and India.
  • Sommer and Lindsey, Romania (Summer 2009) Sommer and Lindsey are traveling to Romania for two weeks in summer 2009 to report on the status of orphanages, 20 years after the fall of communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Their project is partially funded by a Meadows Exploration Award. Sommer ’08 graduated in December with degrees in journalism from Meadows School of the Arts and history from Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Lindsey is a senior marketing major in Cox School of Business and a photojournalist.
  • South Asia Conference, SMU. (Fall 2012) In September 2012, Asian Studies in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences and the North Texas nonprofit SARII presented the 7th Annual South Asia Conference at SMU.
  • Spring Break 2007 Adventures
  • Steven, Washington, D.C. (Summer 2007) Steven will be conducting research with the head of the Russia-EU Program at the Finish Institute of International Affairs in Helsinki. He was in Russia in Summer 2006.
  • Stephanie, Spain. (Spring 2013) Stephanie is a sophomore majoring in accounting and Spanish, with a minor in music. During spring 2013, she is participating in SMU-in-Spain and is looking forward to immersing herself in Spanish culture.
  • Stephen, SMU-in-Australia (Fall 2008) Stephen is a junior majoring in finance and political science. In Australia, he will be studying at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, where he will work on an international community service project in addition to taking courses.
  • Student Leadership Initiative, Africa. (Summer 2012) Seven members of SMU’s recently formed Student Leadership Initiative (SLI) are in Rwanda, Uganda and Johannesburg during May 2012. The students are researching human rights issues and empowerment solutions for three African countries recovering from decades of genocide, war, famine, disease and apartheid.
  • Sustainability Conference (Fall 2010) Nineteen SMU students are attending the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (ASHE) conference in Denver in October 2010, where attendees will exchange ideas about campus sustainability.
  • Sustainability Conference, Pittsburgh. (Fall 2011)  SMU students are participating in a conference sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education in Pittsburgh.
  • Taplin, South Africa (Summer 2006). Researching environmental issues.
  • Tara, Poland (Summer 2008) Tara is an SMU Distinguished Scholar and a junior majoring in computer science and math. This summer, she is one of five SMU students interning with Sabre Polska (the Poland office of Sabre-Holdings). She is working in Airline Solutions on the Crew Recovery Project.
  • Tatiana, Hawaii-California-Oregon (Summer 2007). Tatiana is planning an active summer, training for triathlons.
  • Taylor, Italy (Spring 2006). Majoring in biochemistry, he was one of the youngest players on the USA Paralympic Sled Hockey team.
  • Taylor, Italy. (Summer 2012) Taylor is a sophomore Hunt Leadership Scholar and New Century Scholar who is participating in SMU-in-Italy: Arts and Culture during summer 2012.
  • Tiana, Tiana has written about her studies and travels in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Nazi death camps, The Czech Republic, Arizona, and Australia.
  • Tiffany, Westminster. (Spring 2011) Tiffany, who is marketing major in the Cox School of Business, is studying at the University of Westminster in England as part of an SMU-approved IFSA-Butler program. She will be taking business classes and is looking forward to exploring England and Europe.
  • Tommy, Dallas, Texas (Summer 2006). Working with junior high and high school athletes as an assistant strength instructor for the Performance Course.
  • Vanessa, Taos. (Summer 2012) Vanessa is a senior majoring in biology and anthropology in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. During summer 2012, she is studying at SMU-in-Taos.
  • Varsha, Houston surgery program (Summer 2008) Varsha is a sophomore BBA Scholar and SMU Distinguished Scholar majoring in finance and biochemistry. This summer, she is participating in the Michael E. DeBakey Summer Surgery Program at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.
  • Virginia, Paris. (Spring 2012) Virginia is a junior majoring in art history, with a minor in French. She is studying in Paris with SMU Abroad and the IES Business and International Affairs Program.
  • Vedrana, Croatia (Fall 2006). She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study emerging democracy in Croatia, the country she fled as a 10-year-old.
  • Whitney, Denmark (Fall 2008) Whitney is a junior from Albuquerque, New Mexico, who is an international studies and premed major. At SMU, she serves as a resident assistant and is involved with Campus Ministries. She is studying abroad this fall with SMU-in-Copenhagen.
  • Whitney, Florida internship (Summer 2008) Whitney is a junior from Albuquerque, New Mexico, who is an international studies and premed major. At SMU, she serves as a resident assistant and is involved with Campus Ministries. This summer she has an internship in Florida in a church youth department, and in the fall she will study abroad with SMU-in-Copenhagen.
  • Women in Physics Conference, Austin. (Spring 2013) Two students majoring in physics in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences attended the Undergraduate Women in Physics Conference in January in Austin.
  • Yana, London (Spring 2010) Yana, a junior SMU Distinguished Scholar, is majoring in business management in the Cox School, with a minor in economics and Russian in Dedman College. She is spending spring 2010 studying culture, history and modern issues at City University in London.
  • Yvonne, Paris. (Summer 2011) During summer 2011, Yvonne is studying Parisian culture and monarchy, as well as European relations with the Middle East, as part of SMU-in-Paris.
  • Zack, Paris. (Fall 2011) Zack is a sophomore planning to major in advertising in Meadows School of the Arts. During fall 2011, he is studying in Paris, where he hopes to shatter his preconceived notions about other cultures and become more well-rounded.
  • Zainab, Gaza (Summer 2010) In summer 2010, Zainab, a sophomore majoring in biochemistry in Dedman College, is traveling to Gaza in the Palestinian Territories to volunteer at medical facilities.
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