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9 Sep | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

New Sorrento Sant’Anna Course Unearths Musical and Other Historical Connections Between the Black Mediterranean and the Black Americas

“Mediterranean Nero” is one of three captivating and interdisciplinary cultural studies courses offered to study abroad students at Athena’s program in Sorrento, Italy hosted at Sant’Anna Institute. “Nero” is, as its syllabus says, about the “repressed and hidden histories of a largely silenced Black Mediterranean” and its “unsuspected dialogue” with the “Black Atlantic”—Haiti and other parts of the New World.

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23 Aug | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Athena’s Florence LdM Program Furthers Career Goals of Dayton Art Education Major Sarah McGonigle

Sarah McGonigle first got the idea of studying abroad at Hickory High School in Hermitage, Pa., but it wasn’t until her second year at University of Dayton, where she is an art education major, that she knew exactly where to go, when, and why: Athena’s program at Lorenzo de’ Medici’s Florence campus for courses in …

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15 Aug | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Around the Field: Athena Partner LdM Florence Launches Partnership, Courses with Fondazione Franco Zeffirelli

Athena’s Florence campus at Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici has joined forces with Florence-based Fondazione Franco Zeffirelli-International Center for the Arts and Entertainment to make available to the city, and internationally to future generations, the artistic and cultural heritage of Zeffirelli’s 70-year career.

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30 Jul | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Around the Field: Allegheny Students Study Indian History and Politics in Media and Performing Arts

Following on previous years’ successful study abroad programs in India, Allegheny College (Meadville, Pa.) in May and June of this year offered “Restaging History as Media Event”—described as an “investigation into how historical sites and narratives provide the ‘theatrical’ backdrop to contemporary media events.”

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15 Jul | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Salem State Student Managed Chronic Illness to Twice Study Abroad

Alayna Travaglione is an accomplished young woman: graduating this year summa cum laude from Salem State University, starting this fall a master’s degree program in history at College of Charleston, sorority sister, honorary societies inductee, two-time student studying abroad, and more.

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28 Jun | Athena | No Comments

Around the Field: NAFSA Panel Gives Tips for Heritage Programs for Students of Color

Three experts gave numerous tips about heritage study abroad programs for students of color at a May 30 session during the annual NAFSA convention in Washington, D.C.

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