Alexander Poole Does LISA in Latvia

By Alexander Poole Winston Churchill famously described Russia as “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” Not only do Churchill’s sentiment ring truer today following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but also towards the Russian language itself. This summer, I had the incredible opportunity to study Russian in Daugavpils, Latvia with Learn Russian in […]

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IPED Emerging Markets Course in South Africa

by Sebastian Coronel After a 3-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Emerging Markets Course started up in-person this summer! During this intensive, 3-week course, we were given the privilege of attending classes at the University of Pretoria in Hatfield, South Africa. The majority of the coursework revolved around highly relevant topics, such as […]

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Maria Hincapie Interns at The Humboldt Institute of Colombia

By María Alejandra Hincapié The Humboldt Institute is the official research institute on biodiversity of Colombia. Created by government decree as a response to the Convention on Biological Diversity in the early 1990s, the institute operates as an independent non-profit and has grown to work in regional and international levels with the motivation to expand […]

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Jordan Trabue does LISA in Strasbourg

by Jordan Trabue The sun’s beams tip-toe slowly across the water’s surface on a cool, misty morning in Strasbourg, France. I rise early, as has become my custom, shower, and set off for the day’s class on my bicycle. I’m here on the Language Immersion Study Award, shortened to LISA. Two months of deep immersion […]

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Sean Grossnickle interning at the US Embassy to the Kingdom of Belgium

by Sean Grossnickle Hey guys, Sean Grossnickle reporting in, Public Service Fellow in the IPED program. This summer I am interning at the US Embassy to the Kingdom of Belgium (yes, it’s a kingdom!) with the Foreign Commercial Service. This agency helps US companies who wish to export find new markets and aids foreign companies […]

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