The Shield

Growing in cultural awareness, mutual learning

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 beginning of the spring semester to challenge students to break outside of formalities. Conversation Partner is an uno...

‘He can do whatever he sets his mind to’

‘He can do whatever he sets his mind to’

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 new to strive for. “If anyone has a dream, they should go for it,” Ewida said. “I...

Eagle expeditions: hands-on cultural learning

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 about her study abroad trip to Harlaxton College in Grantham, England.  The Shield: Where ...

Taking on the unknown together

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 of Science and Technology of Panama.  USI is one of two public universities in the United States t...

Eagle expeditions: ‘overcoming barriers’

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 Baker said anyone who can study abroad should do so. The senior public relatio...

Our nonexistent public transportation

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 as soon as we turn sixteen years old. But when you leave the country you notice it, or when you talk t...

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 Summer University collaboration. Sevastianova said when the program first started she couldn’...

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 receive your transcripts until 90 days after you come back home,” Larkin said. “You can lose...

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 as they promote studying abroad through the use of social media. The three students not only have a s...

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