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Written by: Dr. Todd Waller, Director, Spring Hill College Italy Center
In April of 2016, the New York Times ran a misguided article that went viral within the study abroad professional network. In the editorial piece, University of North Carolina Professor Peter Coclanis provides a list of “threats” that can “derail a study abroad […]
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According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in 2015, an estimated 850,000 people will have reached the European Union via the Mediterranean Sea. The number of migrants and refugees is nearly four times the total for all of 2014. Every year these movements continue to exact a devastating toll on human life.
During a […]
Italy Center Director Dr. Todd Waller shared the following memorial article in honor of Aida’s life:
Aida Omanović Kurtagić
It is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of SHC Italy Center friend and colleague Aida Omanović. Aida, died of cancer on November 6, 2015 in her town […]Continue Reading →
The Spring Hill Italy Center Humanities Internship Program provides students with a unique opportunity to think more deeply about complex issues facing Italy, the broader Mediterranean area, and the world. Here are some experiences from recent interns:
“During my semester I was an […]Continue Reading →
Abigail Peters is double majoring in Peace and Justice and Politics at Denver’s Regis University. The feature story below captures her perspectives on life in Bologna.
I come from a city where community is important, hospitality is warmly given, and friends are easily made. In choosing to study abroad, […]Continue Reading →
Focusing on Films – Introduction to Digital Video Production & Human Rights
To watch recently produced videos:
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Dark Tourism or Justice Education
Aida Omanovic wrote this article for the Italy Center. She kindly hosts the Italy Center students during our visit to Mostar (Bosnia-Herzegovina), which includes meetings with religious leaders and directors of various NGOs (click here to view a sample agenda of the Summer and Fall Italy Center Social Justice Tours […]Continue Reading →
Bologna, Bosnia, & Bonner Scholars
Bonner students may be eligible for summer funding to participate in the Summer of Service. Prior Bonner Scholars have acquired 200 + hour of community work while participating in the Italy Center’s summer session.
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What Have You Learned While Abroad?
Lets face it, the cost of a college degree is not cheap and one’s semester abroad needs to be justified for its value added (or not) towards ones academic and career goals. At a minimum a student should walk away from a semester abroad having met locals and having […]Continue Reading →
Not the Arab World That You Know
Music has often been associated with evil. Legend has it that Elvis was possessed by the devil, John Lennon made a pact with Satan in exchange for fame, and Lady Gaga, who was raised Catholic, worships the devil and uses her music to brainwash the world’s youth.
This […]Continue Reading →