2018 Summer Internship Series: Rico La Viña at the Institute for Policy Studies

by: Rico La Viña ’19 I spent the summer interning at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) in Washington DC. IPS is a “progressive think tank dedicated to building a more equitable, ecologically sustainable, and peaceful society.” It conducts research and handles campaigns in the fields of economic justice, racial and gender justice, climate justice, […]

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2018 Summer Internship Series: Ean Tierney in Micronesia

by: Ean Tierney ’19 Even amongst the well-traveled, few in the world are familiar with the series of remote, sun-scorched, wind-swept rocks that make up Micronesia in the Western Pacific. A frequent response when confronted with the information that such a place exists is, “Well, I’ve heard of it.” But one could be forgiven for […]

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Recap and Response: New Approaches to International Food Security: On-the-ground Perspectives

By: Hannah Fort ‘20 International food security was one of the key issues addressed at the Reduce World Hunger: Pope Francis’ Call for New Approaches conference on September 28 th , 2018. Bill O’Keefe, the Vice President for Government Relations and Advocacy at Catholic Relief Services (CRS), addressed this topic directly. He believes that integrated […]

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2018 Summer Internship Series: Donovan Hotz in Brazil

by: Donovan Hotz ’19 I spent the summer studying Portuguese in São Paulo, Brazil at the Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP), a small private university in the center of the city. I was able to fund my tuition, travel, and living arrangements through IPED’s Language Immersion Study Award (LISA). I spent seven weeks studying at […]

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2018 Summer Internship Series: Greg Fischer, Elly Reserva, and Amr Ali’s French Language Immersion

IPED Arrupe Fellow Greg Fischer and Language Immersion Study Award Recipients Elly Reserva and Amr Ali all spent their Summer 2018 in different parts of France for an intensive study of the French language and culture. The three IPED students studied through Alliance Française, an international organization that aims to promote French language and culture […]

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