Category Archives: USA

What It Means to be a Minority Abroad

Study abroad may be advertised to all college students, but exactly what types of students apply and go abroad? While at the Global Student Leadership Summit, one of my main focuses was how to make study abroad a more inclusive experience. I believe a common misconception at Marymount and other institutions is that only students who are upper-middle  or upper class are able to study abroad, which feeds into the stigma that study abroad is not an experience of valuable cultural exchange, but a semester-long vacation from college. Thus, we must ask ourselves “What students are we leaving out of the conversation?” Continue reading

“Did anybody understand what I just said?”: The Musings of Two Shell-Shocked Irish Girls at Marymount

Hello or ‘Dia Duit’ as we say in Ireland. As our semester at Marymount University draws to a close, we decided to write a blog detailing the highs, lows often funny moments of our experience. We hope you enjoy! Continue reading