Picture Yourself Here: Saints Abroad

Picture Yourself Here:

Saints Abroad

Emmanuel students pursue new languages, academic majors and life-changing opportunities in more than 70 countries around the world. Students return to Boston with new friends, incredible photos—from their host countries and excursions—and memories that will last a lifetime. Glimpse just a few of the locations Saints have visited over the past couple of years.
Kara Madden studied in Barcelona, Spain

Kara Madden

  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Home Institution: Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Featured Excursion: Montserrat, a mountain in Catalonia, Spain
Parker West studied abroad in Florence Italy

Parker West

  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Home Institution: Richmond University Florence Center
  • American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)
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Bente Houweling studied in Florence, Italy

Bente Houweling

Jacquelyn Schneider spent a semester at sea

Jacquelyn Schneider

  • Location: Multiple! Jackie traveled 6,500 nautical miles via France, Italy, Spain, Morocco, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Antiguaon the Mediterranean to Caribbean voyage!
  • Program Provider: Semester at Sea
Lauren Roderigues at the Leaning Tower in Pisa

Lauren Roderigues

  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Home Institution: Florence University of the Arts
  • Program Provider: SAI
  • Close to everything! Lauren also visited Perugia, Pisa, San Gimignano, Bologna, Rome, Milan, Verona, Venice, Siena, Cinque Terre, the Amalfi Coast, Paris, Amsterdam, Prague, Brussels, Berlin, Barcelona, and Croatia
Milford Sound in Queenstown, New Zealand

Libby Langlois

Madelyn Barry in Cape Town, South Africa

Madelyn Barry

  • Location, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Home Institution: University of Cape Town
  • Program Provider: International Studies Abroad (ISA)
  • Featured Excursions: Sandboarding in Cape Town, hiking Table Mountain and Lions Head, Robben Island, Cape of Good Hope (the southernmost point of Africa)
Simon Pilecki in India

Simon Pilecki

  • Location: Hyderabad, India
  • Home Institution: University of Hyderabad
  • Gilman Scholarship Recipient
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Alex Shipps in Rome, Italy

Alex Shipps

  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Home Institution: American Unviersity of Rome
  • Program Provider: CIS Abroad
  • Featured excursion: A hike up Mount Vesuvius to take in the sights of Naples from above
Alanna Saunders in Jonkoping, Sweden

Alanna Saunders

  • Location: Jönköping, Sweden
  • Home Insitution: Unviersity of Jönköping
  • Emmanuel College Exchange Program for students studying in the communications program
Mae Harrington spent a semester at sea

Mae Harrington

  • Location: Many! Mae spent 106 days visiting 11 countries on four continents
  • Itinerary for "A Voyage Around the World," included stops in Germany, Spain, Ghana, South Africa, India, Myanmar (Burma), Việt Nam, China, Japan, Hawaii and the United States
  • Program Provider: Semester at Sea
Emmanuel Student in Crete, Greece

Emmanuel Students in Greece

  • Location: Crete, Greece
  • Course: Eastern Mediterranean Security Studies Program
  • Emmanuel College Travel Course
Typeface created by Martina Benassi

Martina Benassi

  • Location: Weimar, Germany
  • Home Institution: Bauhaus University
  • Emmanuel College Exchange Program for studio art majors
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Emmanuel Student in Chennai, India

Emmanuel Students in India

  • Location: Chennai, India
  • Course: India: Religion, Culture, Justice
  • Emmanuel College Travel Course
Emmanuel students snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, Australia

Emmanuel Students in Australia

  • Location: Cairns, Australia
  • Marine Microbiology in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Emmanuel College Travel Course
Emmanuel Students in front of a door

Emmanuel Students in Belgium

  • Locations: Namur, Belgium and Rome, Italy
  • Course: Contemplation and Action: An Introduction to Christian Spirituality
  • Emmanuel College Travel Course
Emmanuel Students in Africa

Carli Moren

  • Lorenzo de Medici
  • Academic Programs International (API)
Emmanuel Students in Africa

Emmanuel Students in South Africa

  • Locations: South Africa and Swaziland
  • Course: South Africa: Religion, Gender & AIDS
  • Emmanuel College Travel Course

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Research Spotlight: Searching for an Evolution Solution

Propelled by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, students and faculty in the Mathematics Department are studying the rate of evolution in spatially structured populations using evolutionary graph theory, which may inform the estimation of important events in our evolutionary past, such as when humans split from our closest primate relatives.

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Research Spotlight: Powerful Partnerships

In collaboration with Emmanuel graduate, Kierstin Giunco ’17, Associated Professor of Education Christine Leighton and current student Kayla Balthazar '20 are working with local elementary students to deepen reading engagement and comprehension.

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Research Spotlight: Economics Education on a Global Scale

As her research in economics education has focused on innovation in the classroom and finding ways to help students apply economic theories to real-world situations, students are vital in every aspect to Associate Professor of Economics Rebecca Moryl’s work.

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Eileen Milien '22: A Career-Affirming CURE

When choosing a college, Eileen knew two things for sure—that she would be able to get to know her professors and peers and that she wanted to be in an area in which she would have myriad opportunities in the research and medicine.

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Jake Hill '20: Seeing Citizenship with a Capitol C

Growing up in a suburban town outside of Boston, going to college in the city had always been a goal for Jake. After touring Emmanuel's campus he felt it had the perfect mixture of “small campus feel and big city appeal.”

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Melissa Duffy '20: Artist and Appreciator

When Melissa started at Emmanuel, she chose what she believed to be two separate and distinct majors—studio art and history—to fulfill her both her personal and professional interests.

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Kai Uehara '20: Social Justice Scholar

Kai has always had the inclination to try to make any situation better. When he was searching for colleges, Emmanuel's social justice mission resounded deeply with his ideals of supporting those who need the help.

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Robert Columbus '20: The Idea Man

Robert’s interest in the workings of the wider world grew in 2011 as the Arab Spring became international news. “I love history,” he said, “so knowing the history of the states as well as their current affairs made their actions and interactions much more interesting to me.”

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Jessie Wang '19: Head of the Class

What began as an on-campus job in Emmanuel's student center transformed into a new career path for Jessie, one that brought her to Harvard University as a master's candidate in higher education administration. 

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Emmanuel Awarded Cummings Foundation Grant for Service Initiatives

In May 2019, Emmanuel College was selected as one of 100 Boston-area nonprofits to receive a $100,000 grant through Cummings Foundation's "$100K for 100" program. The grant will help support service initiatives through Emmanuel's Cardinal Seán O'Malley Center for Mission & Ministry.

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