Europe

Exploring France’s dark past

An update from Merle, a graduate student in Liberal Studies: Have been experiencing a tour of sites in France associated with the WWII Holocaust. We have concentrated on French atrocities. Not only has the trip been an eye-opener and sometimes … Continue reading

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5 Tips for a Successful Semester Abroad

Olivia is a senior Hunt Scholar majoring in Film and Media Arts, English and Spanish. She studied abroad with SMU-in-Paris and SMU-in-Oxford during summer 2012, followed by a fall semester in Madrid with the SMU-in-Spain program. Her love for travel took her abroad again in the summer of 2013, during which she worked in London for three months. As she prepares to graduate, Olivia is pursuing academic and employment opportunities abroad. Continue reading

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Why Denmark?

In no particular order: My dad studied abroad in Denmark when he was in college (with a different program) In a class about the Holocaust I learned that the Danish collectively saved their Jews during the Holocaust by shipping them … Continue reading

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Shoes in Stutthof

Sixteen SMU students, faculty and staffers, along with D/FW community members, will be in Poland Dec. 18–30 to visit Holocaust sites. Led by SMU Embrey Human Rights Program Director Rick Halperin, the group will visit cities and death camps where, during World War II, some 4,375,000 people were murdered during the country’s Nazi, Germany, occupation. Continue reading

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The Learned List

To sum up many of the things I have learned here, I’ve compiled a list (in no particular order of importance): 1) Cash Yes, I already knew how to use an ATM machine. What I didn’t know until my time … Continue reading

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Final Countdown

Well, guys, it’s safe to say I’ve been dreaming…dreaming of home, precisely. I’m at the final countdown now with just eight days to go…Goodness, time really does fly. I’ll be sure to write a VERY lengthy post throughout the day … Continue reading

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London

Well, I went to London! I can now check that off my bucket list. I arrived late Thursday evening, when I met a family friend. I was in for the night, and didn’t explore London until the next day. When … Continue reading

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Immersed in Italian

Devin is a communication studies major in Meadows School of the Arts, with minors in law and legal reasoning and Italian, and the recipient of scholarships including the Provost’s Scholarship and Marian Tower Study Abroad Scholarship. During fall 2013, she is studying at the University of Ferrara in Italy. Continue reading

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Rugby

I attended my first Rugby match yesterday, and let me tell you, it was the amazing. A few friends and I hopped on a train to go to Edinburgh. Scotland versus Japan seemed like a good game to attend, and … Continue reading

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Team Wills

I was thinking yesterday about some of the funniest things that have happened to me here. Although I could list more than just a few, I have come to understand and accept the fact that many of them come from … Continue reading

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