SMU Adventurers share experiences from around the world

Students and faculty are sharing news of their research, travels and internships on the SMU Adventures blog.

Student Adventures Photo 2009

Students and faculty are sharing news of their research, travels and internships around the world this summer on the SMU Adventures blog.

This summer’s Adventurers include:

  Archaeology in Italy Archaeologists in Italy, including students and scholars from SMU, who will excavate the Etruscan sanctuary and settlement of Poggio Colla in Tuscany.
  Astrud in Galveston Astrud, a junior biology major, who is participating in her second summer internship with the Joint Admission Medical Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
  Jordan in Germany Jordan, a junior music, anthropology and history major, who is participating in SMU-in-Germany and the Global Leadership Program in Prague and Berlin.
  Lydia in Taos Lydia, a sophomore Spanish and theater studies major, who is studying at SMU-in-Taos before visiting the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  Melanie at Parkland Memorial Hospital Melanie, a senior finance and biology major, who has an internship with the Parkland Collegiate Fellows Program at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital.
Nicola in Taos Nicola, a senior majoring in political science, is spending the summer studying archaeology at SMU-in-Taos.
  Nureen in Atlanta Nureen, a sophomore advertising and sociology major, who received a Maguire and Irby Family Public Service Internship to work in Atlanta with the American Civil Liberties Union.
  Patrick in England Patrick, a senior religious studies and psychology major, who has been awarded a Richter Research Fellowship to examine newly emerging churches in the United Kingdom.
Rachel in Taos

Rachel, a junior majoring in journalism, is spending the June 2009 term in SMU-in-Taos and then she's off to SMU-in-London, where she’ll study journalism from the British point of view, as well as the history of postwar European cinema.

  Rebecca in France and Spain Rebecca, a triple major in art history, Spanish and French, who received a Richter Research Fellowship to study the relationship between nationalized Catholicism, the Franco regime and parish church architecture in the Catalunya region of northeastern Spain.
Sommer and Lindsey Sommer (right) and Lindsey (left) are traveling to Romania to report on the status of orphanages 20 years after the fall of communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.

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