Week one in the South of France

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. Continue reading

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Exploring South America

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 Global Leadership Program at the Cox School of Business. Continue reading

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Studying film in Prague

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. She is looking forward to working with film students from all over the world at Prague’s highly competitive Film and Television School (FAMU). Continue reading

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Loving Paris

Virginia is a junior majoring in art history in Meadows School of the Arts, with a minor in French in Dedman College. During spring 2012, she is studying in Paris with SMU Abroad and the IES Business and International Affairs Program. She looks forward to living like a “local” and seeing all the incredible art Paris has to offer. Continue reading

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Preparing to seek clarity

During winter break 2011, SMU students, professors and staff members, as well as Dallas community members, are traveling to Poland with SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program. The group will visit Holocaust sites to pay tribute and bear witness to those who perished and survived. Continue reading

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Visits to Notre Dame and Sainte Chapelle

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. Continue reading

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My Top 5 survival tips

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. She is looking forward to submerging herself in Spanish culture and learning how Spain has become what it is today. Continue reading

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Five weeks in Switzerland

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 exploring and learning more about the Swiss-Italian culture in the Ticino region where she is living. Continue reading

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Freshers Week

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. Continue reading

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The view from Spain: beautiful!

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. Continue reading

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