“Poverty-busting in Dallas” Jan21

“Poverty-busti...

Honors JUST students are recognized for their efforts in while living in Dallas! Check out this article in the Dallas Morning...

Differences in Cultures Jan14

Differences in Cultu...

Hello, all! My name is Hannakate Hall. I am a psychology/pre-med student, class of 2017, and this fall I studied abroad in Oxford, England! There were so many wonderful things about this place. I especially loved the friendships and memories made here (and in Spain, Germany, Italy, France,...

Studying Abroad with No Regrets!

  I think I could live in Europe forever. Europe holds a special kind of magic for me. From London, to Paris, to Spain, and back to Oxford, I’d do it all again in a heartbeat. I spent 106 magical days in the fall of 2014 traveling to places I had only ever read about and imagined. I know I will miss Europe dearly, and the pain from leaving will smart for years to come, but this entire experience was well worth it, and I will carry the memories with me forever! It would be impossible for me to pick my very favorite trip of the semester. My favorites include Spain, Germany, Paris, and London. I loved the beaches and culture of Spain, the...

Enjoying moments abroad Jan14

Enjoying moments abr...

Whilst abroad I learned several things, one being how much being in a foreign country affects you. I really didn’t realize this until I got home and I caught myself saying things like, “In Britain the fruit is fresher and cheaper,” or “In Britain everyone gets free...

JUST Spotlight: Food Insecurity Nov14

JUST Spotlight: Food...

Three Honors JUST students, Kirk Farrell, Jenny Dennis and Josh Maday, presented their findings on food insecurity in Dallas during Monday’s Spotlight. Check out their talk here.    ...

Masquerade 2014 Oct30

Masquerade 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014 Honors Students and Faculty gathered at the Historic Paramount Theater in downtown for the annual Masquerade. Everyone came in costume, enjoyed popcorn and watched Harry Potter. Here are some of the characters that were...

Honduras Oct23

Honduras

As this summer seemed be drawing to a close, I headed off to Honduras for a two week study abroad with COBA. It was the perfect time to fit in one last summer adventure. We flew into Tegucigalpa and then drove three hours into the mountains to the Mission Lazarus Ranch. Mission Lazarus is a...

DFC in India Oct07

DFC in India

Four ACU students living at CitySquare in Dallas teamed up with a group of fifth-graders to improve their south Dallas neighborhood and in the process helped the school win a national Design for Change award. Bethany Richardson, Molly Clemans, Alan Songer and Nicole Ramos traveled to India...

Live. Learn. Intern. DC 2014. Oct07

Live. Learn. Intern....

“Live. Learn. Intern.” The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) motto perfectly captures my summer internship experience.  From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. of each day, I was caught up in the hustle and bustle of D.C. life. On average, I interned 34 hours a week and was in class 11 hours a week. Each day...

The Oxford Experience Oct07

The Oxford Experienc...

I must first start this blog entry off with a disclaimer:  I did not complete my undergraduate degree in English; I studied Music and Political Science.  That being said, I had the time of my life studying abroad in Oxford with the English Department and learning all about Chaucer and his...

Lessons in Latin America Oct07

Lessons in Latin America

The fact that I am sitting here back in Texas after spending seven weeks in Latin America seems completely surreal. It’s been one and a half months since our return to the U.S., yet I still find that words describing this summer fail to do my experience justice. I was blessed with the opportunity to visit three countries while abroad: Uruguay, Argentina, and Peru. Each was a uniquely different experience and presented a new perspective on Latin American culture and allowed us a glimpse into various subcultures found within each specific region. Prior to this year, I had never even considered studying abroad; frankly, I didn’t see how I...

Study Abroad Changed My Life Sep24

Study Abroad Changed...

“Study abroad changed my life,” is a phrase that is thrown around by students all the time when they’ve returned from an incredible trip to somewhere-other-than-America, and I can certainly understand why, but it’s a simplistic phrase that, in its broadness, has lost...