Post Tagged with: "study abroad"

Students Unfazed By Risks Abroad

Despite recent turmoil in the Middle East and natural disasters in Japan, next semester many Georgetown students will pack their bags, grab their passports and continue their studies overseas. According to students, a combination of painstaking, precautionary training by the Office of International Programs, a good dose of common sense[Read More…]

by April 29, 2011 0 comments Campus News

Around the World in Seven Days

A friend once said to me, “In this campus, I bet I can bump into a random student crowd and can still find at least one person speaking either Arabic or Chinese.” International students representing 120 different countries make up 12 percent of Georgetown’s student body. From Catalan coffee hours,[Read More…]

by March 31, 2011 0 comments The Guide

University Calls Off Spring Term Programs in Japan

The Office of International Programs decided to suspend all study abroad programs in Japan Monday evening, according to Director of OIP Laura Monarch. The U.S. travel warning for Japan, urging American citizens to delay travel to the country, which was struck by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami two weeks ago,[Read More…]

by March 25, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Students Leave Japan; Semester Plans Uncertain

by March 18, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Students Settle In at Alternatives to Cairo

Though the American University in Cairo reopened the week of Feb. 14, none of the 15 Georgetown students who began their semesters there will return. University spokeswoman Julie Bataille stated that the students, who were evacuated on Jan. 24 amid riots against former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s regime, were given[Read More…]

by February 25, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Love Language: Finding Eloquence While in Florence

In his essay, “In Defense of European Languages,” Carnegie Mellon professor Stephen Brockmann describes Italy and its language as “beautiful, fun and sexy.” Though as an Italian-American I am certainly biased, I believe that professor Brockmann is absolutely correct in his assessment. With such eloquence and poetics, the Italian language[Read More…]

by February 18, 2011 0 comments The Guide
New Campuses, Same Old Tuition

New Campuses, Same Old Tuition

The Office of International Programs often touts the consistency in tuition across its study abroad programs. No matter where in the world you go with a Georgetown program, you can be sure that your tuition will remain the same. But what the Office of International Programs fails to mention is[Read More…]

by February 8, 2011 0 comments Opinion
GU Evacuates All 15 Students Studying in Egypt

GU Evacuates All 15 Students Studying in Egypt

All 15 Georgetown students studying at the American University in Cairo have been evacuated from Egypt, where a nine-day-old uprising against President Hosni Mubarak’s regime has prompted the leader to withdraw from upcoming elections. On Monday afternoon, the group landed securely in Doha, Qatar, and was welcomed by School of Foreign Service[Read More…]

by January 30, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Leaving and Learning

No matter how you slice it, studying abroad is expensive. Tuition, housing fees, airfare, visa fees, living expenses (particularly in Europe) and international health insurance can add up to a scary price tag. What many do not realize, however, is that Georgetown coordinated programs are not the only roads to[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Roof Repairs Displace Students Studying Abroad

Students planning to stay at Villa Le Balze, Georgetown’s villa in Fiesole, Italy, received disappointing news this July: The Villa was struggling with roofing problems, and the repair process meant students would be unable to stay there during their term abroad. The university sent an e-mail to students explaining that[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News