Music and Bible in Germany Aug27

Music and Bible in G...

I studied abroad with the Music and Bible Departments in Leipzig, Germany this summer. Having only traveled out of the country once before (the previous summer I went to Thailand), I expected to experience the culture shock I had in Asia in addition to homesickness due to the extended length...

Colorado Internship Aug27

Colorado Internship

Spending seven weeks in Colorado, where I knew no one, and living with a family I had never met was intimidating to say the least. I But what a blessing it was to spend my summer getting to know the culture, people and corporate world of Colorado. Interning at a publishing house had long been...

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Aug26

ALS Ice Bucket Chall...

Interim Dean of Honors, Dr. Jason Morris was challenged by the ACU Provost, Dr. Robert Rhodes for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Dr. Morris accepted Dr. Rhode’s challenge this past Sunday at the Sundae’s on Sunday event with all of the new Honors Freshman!...

Iceland Adventure Aug26

Iceland Adventure

This summer, I spent one week traversing the small yet magnificent island that is Iceland. Everything about it is too good to be true; due to its isolated location, there are no bugs or reptiles and the capitol city, which contains the majority of the country’s residents has a population less than Abilene. In just the span of a few days, I saw the first discovered geyser, the site of the World’s first parliament which was founded in the year 930, a waterfall to parallel Niagara Falls, glaciers, an active volcano with a nearly impossible name, and a landscape a tone of green that is impossible to capture in a photograph. Although...

COBA: Honduras Aug26

COBA: Honduras

I’ve traveled quite a bit in the past few years, but COBA’s Honduras study abroad was the first time I ventured into Central America. Now that I’ve been, I can make it official: Central America is a remarkable place. In the last two weeks, I’ve hiked through seemingly endless rows of coffee...

A Day in Honduras Aug08

A Day in Honduras

Yesterday consisted of two of my favorite things: nature and coffee. With a morning spent studying on the posada, an afternoon on the coffee plantation up in the mountains, and a dinner preceded by the most phenomenal plate of homemade tortilla chips you could ever imagine, it’s easy to count...

A Risky Kind of Faith Aug05

A Risky Kind of Fait...

Here is an update from an Honors Graduate, Wiepie Rojas, who is a Fulbright Scholar working in Malaysia. Somewhere between the hot, sticky humidity, the bugs that invade your room, the floods in the kitchen, and the constant stream of rice and noodles:  You learn to fall in love with...

What “They” Say Jul02

What “TheyR...

They say that studying abroad is going to be a life-changing experience. They say that you will get to travel to so many amazing countries and experience new cultures. They say that during your semester abroad, you will learn to think of a new country as “home.” What I found out during my...

DFC Press Release Jun23

DFC Press Release

June 21, 2014 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. Design for Change is a global organization whose mission is to empower children to express their own ideas for a better world and put them into action through a project-based learning system. The fifth-graders at Charles Rice Learning Center decided to take on the problem of “trap” houses or drug houses in their neighborhood. The project involved working with local law enforcement officers, city officials and officers of...

The City of Dreaming Spires Jun12

The City of Dreaming Spires

Coming from an incredibly middle-class family, I never expected that my dream of studying abroad would be any kind of realistic. It did require hard work and a lot of thinking ahead, and somehow I raised enough money to live in England for a semester. As I am sitting in my room in Oxford, I’ve discovered that reflecting on my semester here is difficult. How do I translate months of wonderful experiences and memories into words on a screen? This city has been an amazing host, and I will try to do it justice. When I first arrived, the people of Oxford walked too quickly, were too quiet, and had few manners. If someone bumped into me on the...

Leipzig, Germany Jun12

Leipzig, Germany

Nearly four months ago, I boarded a plane with nine strangers, and here I am days away from returning to America with a group of people I now consider family. There’s something about being in a foreign country together that bonds ten completely different and equally strong personalities...

Self Discovery in Oxford Jun05

Self Discovery in Ox...

I normally do my best to speak simply, but there are no simple words to describe the incredible experience I’ve had here in Oxford, England. I came here to discover buildings, architecture, and cultures, and that’s genuinely all I expected to get out of my four months abroad....