Study abroad: A world of learning

From Mexico to Morocco, CIE brings opportunities to explore new interests By griffin Brammer and Grady Boris, Staff Writers The Center for International Education (CIE) is encouraging students to consider studying abroad despite unique pandemic-driven challenges, as exemplified by the recommencement of the in-person study abroad fair last month.  Assistant Director for Education Abroad LeeAnn Scherbauer offered insight on what was available to students at the fair, in addition to tables offering an array of countries and programs. “This was one of our signature events that allowed students to explore all of our study abroad programs in one place,” she … Continue reading Study abroad: A world of learning

Commentary: Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes

By: Sophie Boulter, Staff Writer As I rummaged through my pockets for three euro to pay for the day’s newspaper, I paused to have a look at the headline. I had only arrived in Ireland a week prior to study at University College Cork, and due to quarantine rules, reading newspapers was essentially all I could do.   The newspaper’s headline, “Taoiseach Apologises Over Mother and Baby Homes,” gave me a curious feeling of shock without surprise. The unholy trinity of social conservatism, misogyny and abuse that the Catholic Church allowed to continue has led to scandal after scandal.  Ireland’s Mother … Continue reading Commentary: Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes

Jerusalem: a study abroad experience

By: Henry Eden ~Staff Writer~ For the second year in a row, Xavier offered a unique study abroad opportunity during the holiday break in the form of a trip to the Holy Land. Like last year, students were able to tour firsthand the same sites where Jesus lived and taught 2000 years ago while earning course credit in philosophy. Two changes to the program the past year provided the group with better funding and accommodations. Professor Steven Frankel of Xavier’s philosophy department led the trip alongside his colleague Dr. Timothy Quinn. Frankel cited the grant from Cincinnati’s Jewish Foundation and … Continue reading Jerusalem: a study abroad experience