Study Abroad Scholarship Honors Late Manhattan Alum and Veteran

A graduate of the class of 2000, Major John H. Mark Jr., United States Army JAG attorney and honoree of the distinguished Bronze Star Medal, is the namesake for the recently created Major John H. Mark Jr. Manhattan College Study Abroad Scholarship Fund. The young and awe-inspiring Queens native passed away suddenly on Sept. 4, 2015. While at Manhattan, Mark was fully involved on campus … Continue reading Study Abroad Scholarship Honors Late Manhattan Alum and Veteran

Studying Abroad…And Returning Home

Most Manhattan College students call Riverdale their home during the school year. These three Jaspers, however, embraced a change of scenery and traveled to foreign countries during their college career. As a college student, arguably one of the best things you could do is study abroad. It is a great way to learn how to be independent even more than simply being at college away … Continue reading Studying Abroad…And Returning Home

Searching for the “Good Life” in Maine

Surrounded by the majestic beauty of Georgetown Island, Maine, 12 students were the first group from MC immersed into the very same elements that inspired the writings of Henry David Thoreau. Philip Francis, Ph.D. and assistant professor of religious studies at Manhattan College, grew up in the coastal woodlands of Maine and could not think of a better place for students to learn. “One of … Continue reading Searching for the “Good Life” in Maine

As Cuban-American Relations Begin to Shift, Study Abroad Trip Anticipates a Changing Cuba

Manhattan College is offering its third-ever study abroad trip to Havana, Cuba this spring break just as the U.S. and Cuba attempt to move toward normal diplomatic relations for the first time in over 50 years. Organizers of the trip say that this trip will be an opportunity to witness Cuba before it is slowly changed by new U.S. economic and political relations. “I think … Continue reading As Cuban-American Relations Begin to Shift, Study Abroad Trip Anticipates a Changing Cuba

Study Abroad Group Witnessed Charlie Hebdo Aftermath

While staying in a hotel just 50 meters from the initial terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo offices, students at Manhattan College who studied abroad this winter break in Paris found themselves in the middle of the action that drew international attention and support. “It was cool to see that France was putting on a united front,” student Shannon Butler said of witnessing the aftermath and … Continue reading Study Abroad Group Witnessed Charlie Hebdo Aftermath

My Time in Paris During the Charlie Hebdo Terrorist Attacks

The day was Jan. 7, 2015, only our third full day in Paris. My class had just developed a routine and we were finally getting used to the time difference. We had class and breakfast at 9 a.m., on this day we learned about Peter Abelard, the great medieval theologian and philosopher, and his lover, Héloise, and were out of the hotel around 10:30 a.m. We headed to Père … Continue reading My Time in Paris During the Charlie Hebdo Terrorist Attacks

Students Focus on Safety While Studying and Volunteering Abroad

As he navigates the world on a cruise ship, Benjamin Fisher, sophomore at Manhattan College, is stopping at various ports on his semester at sea and learning a little bit about other cultures as he goes. “I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with a Russian man I met in a café. He was in the Russian military and even allowed me to take … Continue reading Students Focus on Safety While Studying and Volunteering Abroad