The Shield

USI to host second annual Study Abroad Fair

USI to host second annual Study Abroad Fair

Emma Corry, Features Editor September 3, 2019

USI students will get the opportunity to meet representatives from the study abroad program at the second annual Study Abroad Fair Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. under the cone at the University Center.  The...

Study abroad good way to change life views

Study abroad good way to change life views

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor August 26, 2019

The term “study abroad” seemed daunting to me at first, a hopeful yet hopeless idea. Now looking back on it, I’m glad I decided to take a leap that led to me achieving one of my biggest dreams. After...

Shiho Hironaka, a first year graduate student studying second languages, writes Kanji on the board during a tutoring session.

Growing in cultural awareness, mutual learning

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor January 29, 2019

Professor Kaho Sakaue wanted to help students to better understand the cultures around them. As a second-semester faculty member from Japan, Sakaue introduced a conversation program to USI at the...

Beshoy Ewida earned a one-year scholarship to study in the United States, which was his dream for five years. Now, it is his dream to stay.

‘He can do whatever he sets his mind to’

Exchange student strives for new dream
Sarah Rogers , Features Editor October 23, 2018

Beshoy Ewida has a new dream.   The undergraduate exchange student said it was his dream for five years to travel from Egypt to the United States, and since accomplishing that dream, he found something...

Emma Luczkowski spent five and a half weeks at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England.

Eagle expeditions: hands-on cultural learning

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor October 16, 2018

Every week The Shield will feature a student who spent time in another country over the summer. This week, The Shield interviewed senior communication studies and public relations major Emma Luczkowski...

9 students came to USI from Panama through the National Secretariat of Science and Technology of Panama. Each student was given th opportunity through a scholarship they earned.

Taking on the unknown together

Emma Corry, Staff Writer September 17, 2018

Xenia Adames was a high school senior living in Aguadulce, Panama when a teacher told her about an opportunity to study in the U.S. Adames applied for a scholarship through the National Secretariat...

Gabrielle Baker, a senior public relations and advertising major, spent her summer in Spain through the Cultural Experiences Abroad Program.

Eagle expeditions: ‘overcoming barriers’

Emma Corry, Staff Writer September 4, 2018

Every week The shield will feature a student who spent time in another country over the summer. This week, Gabrielle Baker shared about her time in Spain through the Cultural Experiences Abroad Program.  Gabrielle...

Our nonexistent public transportation

Keegan Roembke, Staff Writer August 27, 2018

It isn’t something that’s ever given much thought in the United States, and especially in our area of the country. We’ve grown up without it for the most part, and many of us start driving to school...

Study abroad completes fifth year

Study abroad completes fifth year

Sarah Loesch , Editor-in-chief September 14, 2016

Daria Sevastianova is a big proponent of international education. The associate professor of economics has now been taking business students to Osnabrück, Germany for five year as part of The International...

Students struggle financially after studying abroad

Students struggle financially after studying abroad

Paola Marizan October 14, 2014

Junior Spanish and advertising double-major Leigh Larkin got to study abroad in Spain for two and a half months last summer. In return, she lost all of her financial aid. “The university doesn’t...

The three amigos

Ariana Beedie April 10, 2013

Three USI students will head to Spain this summer to promote the university for six weeks.  USI Eagles Abroad, a program created by Matt Rust and Brian Lewallen in Fall 2012, will track the students...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
study abroad