The chance to travel to Japan will arrive fall 2018

By Ellen Cicchitti Staff Writer While many of DeSales University’s study abroad programs have been in Europe, next fall will have their first undergraduate, full-semester exchange program in Asia-specifically Tokyo, Japan. Brian MacDonald, Head of International Learning, was one of three people who helped to set up this program. MacDonald, along with Dr. Wendy Koenig … [Read more...]

My Spanish Adventure

By Kari Condel Staff Writer Breathtaking sights, incredible food and a vibrant culture are all ways to describe Spain. Studying about the nature and culture of this country is one thing, but having the opportunity to visit the country itself is truly life-changing. As a Spanish major, it was a dream come true to assess where I am with the language, where I want to be and … [Read more...]

Trip to Italy a Real Treat

By Ellen Cicchitti Staff Writer From May 20-29, I went to Italy with my family where we stayed in Sorrento, Florence and Rome, making a few stops along the way. The first impression I had when we arrived to Sorrento was that Italy is compact. Small houses pressed close to each other and tiny cars were all along the tight, narrow streets that made driving seem like a … [Read more...]

Meaningful, engaging service trip in Greece

By Chris Shaddock Sports Editor A couple weeks ago I went on a service trip for the American College of Greece, the school I have been studying abroad in. The Meaningful Engagement Service Learning Trip, as it was referred to as, was a school trip in which I, along with a mix of Greek and American students, went to the Greek Island of Samos where we spent time with … [Read more...]

Influence of Sphere

By Will Edwards Managing Editor Headed back to Athens on a ferry from the Grecian island Aegina, where Minstrel Sports Editor Chris Shaddock and I had just spent the day tooling around on a four-wheeler, we met a young couple in their late-twenties from Chile. Our conversation, as they always seem to do with strangers while abroad, turned toward our nationalities and … [Read more...]