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DePaul cancels all Summer 2020 study abroad trips

The most popular study abroad destinations for American students. (Carolyn Duff / The DePaulia)
March 13, 2020

DePaul has cancelled all university-sponsored Summer 2020 study abroad programs because of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to DePaul Study Abroad Director Martha McGivern, who  announced the decision...

Universities cancel study-abroad programs amid virus fears

In this July 25, 2018, file photo, pedestrians cross over University Avenue on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. As concerns about China’s virus outbreak spread, universities all over the world are scrambling to assess the risks to their programs. One diagnosis was confirmed at ASU and another at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, which said the infected student had recently traveled to Wuhan.
February 6, 2020

As concerns about China's virus outbreak spread, universities are scrambling to assess the risks to their programs, and some are canceling study-abroad opportunities and prohibiting travel affecting hundreds...

Beyond Chicago: DePaul students celebrate holiday traditions around the world

December 25, 2019

As soon as Fall Quarter came to a close, many students left DePaul’s campuses either to kick back and ring in the holidays with family or continued studying over the December Intersession. While many...

Scholarship recipient takes study abroad beyond academia

Erna Hrstic in Mostar, Bosnia.
October 21, 2019

When she’s not in class, Erna Hrstic spends her days exploring Sarajevo’s city center and talking with fellow exchange students. It’s not unusual to see Hrstic and her friends sitting in a cafe talking...

Study abroad trip to Israel reviewed following State Department advisory

A Palestinian man hurls a tear gas grenade back at Israeli police forces in a clash on the Gaza Strip.
(Photo courtesy of the Associated Press)
February 19, 2018

A few months ago, the United States Department of State Travel adjusted the way that it measures its worldwide travel warning system. Now, those changes in the State Department’s reporting procedure...

With tensions high, student leaders travel to Israel

The group posed for a picture atop Mount Bental in the Golan Heights near Israel’s northeastern border with Syria.
(Photo courtesy of Olivia Adams)
January 8, 2018

Amid tense geopolitical strife, student leaders traveled to Israel to learn about the Israel-Palestine conflict and Middle Eastern culture in a trip sponsored by the Jewish United Fund. They covered ground...

English department creates “Harry Potter” study abroad program

The study abroad program will have students visit Harry Potter-related sites like Platform 9 3/4. (Ally Zacek/The DePaulia)
October 23, 2017

DePaul students, all aboard the Hogwarts Express! DePaul’s English department recently announced the creation of a new study abroad program for Harry Potter fans. The program curriculum will include...

Interest in study abroad unchanged in light of attacks

Interest in study abroad unchanged in light of attacks
September 25, 2017

On Sept. 17, four Boston College students studying abroad in Paris had hydrochloric acid thrown at their faces by a woman with a history of psychiatric issues. In light of such terrorist attacks that...

DePaul study abroad: London Calling

DePaul study abroad: London Calling
October 11, 2015

I’m about three and a half weeks into my study abroad trip, and the “honeymoon phase” is over. While I’m still absolutely thrilled to be here, I now realize that I’m not living in a sparkling,...

An American in Oxford: Where the magic lies

The main street in Oxford, Broad Street, which joins St. Catherine’s College with the City Centre. (Charlotte Pence / The DePaulia)
January 18, 2015

I am not the first person to go abroad. Should you ever choose to do the same, there are times when you will feel a grand connection with all the people who have gone before you. Sometimes this will...

Bonn-voyage: Trains, planes and automobiles – 4 tips for traveling abroad

Traveling makes the world seem a little bit smaller. But after picking a destination, the next step is to figure how how to get there. (Megan Deppen / The DePaulia)
November 9, 2014

After almost three months, I’ve flown, bused, driven (or rather, been driven) and stayed in various accommodations across Europe. Studying abroad brings the world to your fingertips; all you have to...

Bonn-voyage: Trier time machine

(Megan Deppen / The DePaulia)
September 28, 2014

My racing heartbeat was the only sound in the cool stone passageway. I flew past shadowy corridors, turning one corner then another. My eyes strained in the faint light trickling through the bricks...

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