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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)

Rebecca Meluch, Focus Editor

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 in an email Thursday afternoon to all summer study abroad students. “The decision to cancel the upcoming summe...

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.

Associated Press

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 of thousands of students. From Europe to Australia and the United States, universities in...

Beyond Chicago: DePaul students celebrate holiday traditions around the world

Beyond Chicago: DePaul students celebrate holiday traditions around the world

Holly Jenvey, Contributing Writer

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 will remain in the Chicagoland area, other students will be celebrating all over the world.  “I l...

Scholarship recipient takes study abroad beyond academia

Erna Hrstic in Mostar, Bosnia.

Jenna Ranieri, Contributing Writer

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 and laughing all night, that’s just what students do in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  Hrstic was one of two freshmen awarded a Boren Aw...

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)

Graciella Saucedo-Rivera, Contributing Writer

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 are having effects on some of DePaul’s study abroad programs. In January the Department of State Travel li...

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)

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

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 all over Israel from Tel Aviv to the country’s northeastern border  with war-torn Syria, w...

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)

Ben Conboy and Dirce Toca

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. Read More »...

Interest in study abroad unchanged in light of attacks

Interest in study abroad unchanged in light of attacks

Sabrina Miresse

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 have been occurring overseas, DePaul’s study abroad programs have taken safety measures to ensure st...

DePaul study abroad: London Calling

DePaul study abroad: London Calling

Carolyn Duff

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, fairytale city, but in a gigantic metropolis, where life happens as normal and people talk weird.  Read More »...

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)

Charli Rose

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. Read More »...

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)

Megan Deppen

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 worry about is getting there, and more importantly, deciding where to go. Read More »...

Bonn-voyage: Trier time machine

(Megan Deppen / The DePaulia)

Megan Deppen

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 above my head, and my jog turned to a sprint when a scream echoed from the hallway beside me. It w...

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