What, exactly, did 79 students and five faculty members do this summer in London? Plenty. Course offerings on the media, churches, politics and theater kept them hopping on and off the underground. No surprise there: When you’re using London as your classroom, you’ve got to keep moving.
For three weeks this June, USD students were immersed in the history and culture of Jamaica. They didn’t just study the region, they lived it: From pickup basketball games to service-learning to shopping at local markets, students dove into the local community life as much as possible. What they learned will last a lifetime.
Note: This is an expanded version of the story that appeared in the print edition.
For 45 years, we’ve been sending students to Guadalajara in the summer, making it the oldest study abroad program USD offers. Their time includes not just coursework but life with a host family, cultural immersion and, of course, community service.
EditorialThe Accidental Adventurer
Sometimes it’s the mistakes that make the journey memorable.
Letters to the EditorFall 2008
We welcome letters to the editor; read what others had to say.
Around the WorldSouth of the Border
USD’s programs in Mexico include partnerships with universities, microlending workshops, interdisciplinary workshops and much more.
Q & A: For the Children
The School of Nursing’s Uganda hospital project is coming along. Anita Hunter gives us a progress report.
Roam If You Want To
The International Center is ground zero for present and prospective USD students looking for memorable moments around the world.
Leilie Thein helps to deliver the goods in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar.
More than 300 students and seven faculty members from 64 countries joined the campus community last year. Meet some of the people who make that diversity happen.
East Meets West
Students gain global view through travel to Hong Kong.
El Juego del Mundo
USD’s soccer coaches instill an international style into their team’s play.
USD rises in rank; Student Life Pavilion progress report; the university in the media; athletics rankings; Matusz signed by Orioles.
Point of ViewThe World on a String
A trip to Ireland gets Associate Provost for Internationalization Carl Jubran thinking about how far we’ve come – and how very far we have to go.
Alumni UpdateChange the World, Transform Yourself
Alumni and friends like Joanna Cole ‘07, Jason Doherty ‘98 and parent Michael Harris are making a difference on a global scale.
This and That
USD Alumni Association Scholarship update; Homecoming and Reunion Weekend scheduled for Oct. 3-5.
Reaching Across the Great Divide
Alumnus Ken Koo ‘83 establishes stronger Asian-Pacific network with USD.
Gifts at Work
SURE/PURE grants, Phyllis McArdle Clause Scholarship Endowment, Duda Family Foundation, more.
Class Notes ArticlesRising Above
Follow Georgina Miranda’s quest to climb the “Seven Summits,” the highest mountains of each of the continents.
O Captain! My Captain!
The successful leadership of Milan-based CEO Ali Reza Arabnia is due, he says, to creating a healthy and kind environment.
Is it Hot in Here?
With menopause truly out of the closet, the market for Anita Mahaffey’s hot-flash pajamas is heating up. The relationships she forged in Turkey have led to her success.