South America

Helping build community in Austin

SMU Alternative Breaks is offering three trips during winter break. In January, the student organization is taking students, faculty and staff to Quito, Ecuador, to volunteer with an organization that supports at-risk youth, and to Puerto Rico to perform environmental work and serve at the Boys & Girls Club. In December, participants performed community service at the Blackland Community Development Corporation in Austin. Continue reading

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SMU Global Leadership Program: Asia A Japan & China – Day 1

In May 2014, four groups of students are traveling to Europe (London, Bratislava), Asia (Tokyo), China (Seoul, Shanghai) and Latin America (Santiago, Sao Paulo) with the Global Leadership Program at the Cox School of Business. Continue reading

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Teaching kindergarten in Cuzco

Danielle is a junior majoring in Spanish in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, with minors in elementary education and psychology. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Internship for summer 2013 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She is volunteering in a kindergarten for underprivileged children in Cuzco, Peru. Continue reading

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Empowering communities in Rio de Janeiro

Kerri is a graduate student in medical anthropology in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Internship for summer 2013 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She is working in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for a non-governmental organization focused on gender and racial equality. Continue reading

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It Begins…

In May 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. 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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Breaking for history

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. Continue reading

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La Vida Ecua

Hannah is a junior President’s Scholar majoring in political science in Dedman College and accounting in the Cox School, with a minor in Spanish. In spring 2012, she is in Quito, Ecuador, with BCA and SMU Abroad to study international politics, economic development, and social justice in Latin America. Continue reading

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Day one in Argentina

In 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. Continue reading

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An opportunity to do geothermal research in Peru

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. Continue reading

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