Student Adventures

Past Adventures

  • Alan, London (Spring-Summer 2007). Majoring in economics and foreign language, Alan is studying at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • Alessandra, Denmark. (Spring 2009) Alessandra is a junior finance major with an economics and French minor. She will be spending Spring 2009 in Denmark with SMU-in-Copenhagen.
  • Alex, Copenhagen. (Spring 2010) Alex will be studying European culture and history at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad and plans to take a study tour to Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Alternative Spring Break, Los Angeles. (Spring 2010) Students are in Los Angeles as part of Alternative Spring Break 2010 to serve at AIDS Project Los Angeles, which provides services to men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS.
  • Alternative Spring Break, Mexico. (Spring 2010) Students are traveling to Xalapa, Mexico, as part of Alternative Spring Break 2010 to work at an orphanage, serve food and help at a clinic with the nonprofit organization Caritas.
  • Alternative Spring Break, Tennessee. (Spring 2010) Students are in Coker Creek, Tennessee, as part of Alternative Spring Break 2010 to help the U.S. Forest Service clear trails, do river work and more.
  • Alternative Spring Break, New York City. (Spring 2009) During Alternative Spring Break 2009, nine SMU students and a staff adviser will be working in New York City for an organization called God's Love We Deliver. They will deliver food and nutritional support to families affected by HIV/AIDS and life-altering illnesses.
  • Alternative Spring Break, Taos. (Spring 2009) Thirteen SMU students and faculty members are headed to Taos, New Mexico, for Alternative Spring Break 2009, where they will work with Taos Habitat for Humanity to build homes. During the trip, students will stay at the SMU-in-Taos campus, while giving back to a community that has given much to SMU.
  • Alternative Spring Break, Taos (Spring 2008) Students participating in the Alternative Spring Break trip to Taos, N.M., are partnering with Taos Habitat for Humanity to help build a home.
  • Alternative Spring Break, Tennessee. (Spring 2009) During Alternative Spring Break 2009, SMU students will be volunteering in Appalachia, Tennessee, with the Once Upon a Time Wilderness Adventures mission. They'll spend the week doing a variety of service learning projects, including trail maintenance, gardening and work with a Cherokee community.
  • Amelia, SMU's New Visions, New Voices (Spring 2007). A student director, she journals about her experiences directing fellow students in the The New Visions, New Voices program.
  • Amy, New York City (Spring 2006). Attending Parsons School of Design and working with New York designers before launching her fourth collection of clothing under the Revier label.
  • Amy D., SMU's New Visions, New Voices (Spring 2007). A student playwright, she journals about her experiences creating a production in the The New Visions, New Voices program.
  • Amy, SMU-in-Oaxaca (Winter Break 2007) Amy spent winter break 2007-08 in Oaxaca, Mexico, where she and other SMU students explored culture, art and anthropology - visiting villages, churches and museums; participating in festivals; and working alongside the indigenous people of Oaxaca.
  • Ana, Washington, D.C. (Fall 2006) A double major in corporate communications and markets and culture from Houston, she participated in "Hilltop on the Hill", an intensive weeklong program that provide opportunities to learn from and network with a variety of communications and political professionals.
  • Angela, New York City (Spring 2007). A senior corporate communications and public affairs major from Houston, she spent a week in New York City with other communications students networking and seeing the communications world in action.
  • Annie, India (Fall 2006). An art history major from Houston, she spent fall 2006 with the University of Iowa’s Semester in South India program.
  • Anthony (Spring 2008), a senior marketing major from Garland, is participating in an Honors Marketing Practicum Course in charge of promoting SMU's annual Red-Blue Spring Football Game on April 5.
  • Archaeology in Italy. (Summer 2009) More than 50 students, scholars and archaeological professionals from more than 20 universities, including SMU, will assemble in Tuscany in Summer 2009 to excavate the Etruscan sanctuary and settlement of Poggio Colla.
  • Ashley, Paris (Summer 2008) Ashley, a senior, was awarded a Richter International Fellowship to conduct independent, graduate-level research this summer in Paris, where she plans to examine primary documents and pieces of chinoiserie at the major libraries and museums.
  • Astrud, Texas and Connecticut (Summer 2007). She will attend Leadershape, a 6-day conference in Bridgeport, Texas, and then go to Yale University (New Haven, CT) for six weeks to attend the Summer Medical Dental Education Program.
  • Astrud, Copenhagen. (Fall 2008) Astrud, a junior majoring in biology and minoring international studies, is participating in SMU-in-Copenhagen during Fall 2008.
  • Astrud, UTMB-Galveston. (Summer 2009) Astrud is a junior biology major, with minors in chemistry, international studies and human rights, in Dedman College. In Summer 2009, she is participating in her second summer internship with the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is taking classes as well as observing and following doctors through preceptorships.
  • Ben, Beijing. (Fall 2009-2010) Ben, a 2009 graduate in history with a minor in Mandarin from Dedman College and business from the Cox School, is living in Beijing as a Princeton-in-Asia teaching fellow. He will be teaching at the China Foreign Affairs University for the 2009-2010 academic year.
  • Ben, Costa Rica (Winter Break 2006). A senior majoring in mechanical engineering, he served as trip supervisor on Outdoor Adventures' Winter Break 2006 trip to Costa Rica.
  • Ben, Meadows Opera (Spring 2008) Ben, a first-year graduate student pursuing a Master's of music in vocal performance, is performing February 8 and 10, 2008, in Liebe, L'amour, L'amore . . .Tell me the Truth about Love!, an opera gala presented by the Meadows Symphony Orchestra and Meadows Opera Theatre.
  • Ben in China (Spring-Summer 2008) Ben is a junior from Dallas majoring in history, with minors in Chinese and business, who is spending Spring-Summer 2008 in Beijing at the Capital University of Economics and Business.
  • Bianca, Greece (Summer 2007). An acting major/English minor, Bianca is headed to Greece for a classical acting program.
  • Blake. (Summer 2006) Traveling the world during summer 2006 from the Great Barrier Reef of Australia to bobsledding in the Baltics.
  • Bob, Argentina (Summer 2008) Bob, a graduate student in the Master of Liberal Studies program and a vice president in Goldman Sachs' Investment Banking Division, is participating in a 10-day trip to Argentina with the Human Rights Education Program.
  • Bowl Bound 2009 (Fall 2009) Members of SMU's Spirit Squad - including the Mustang Band, Pom Squad, cheerleaders and Peruna handlers - are traveling to Hawaii to support the Mustangs at the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl on December 24 at Honolulu's Aloha Stadium.
  • Brenda, with SMU-in-Paris (Fall 2007), is a junior majoring in journalism and French who is studying with SMU-in-Paris this fall.
  • Brentney, Washington, D.C. (Spring 2007) A senior English and creative writing major from Telephone, Texas, she spent the spring (2007)semester in Washington, D.C.
  • Brooks (Summer 2007), a senior political science major from Plano, Texas, is using this summer to focus on academics and raise his GPA.
  • Bryan, India (Summer 2007). Bryan, a senior engineering student, is traveling to India for a tsunami reconstruction project on the southeast coast. He is working with Engineers Without Borders-USA on building sanitary water facilities for a village of about 35 families for six weeks.
  • CJ, SMU-in-Taos. (Fall 2009) CJ is a sophomore economics major in Dedman College and finance major in Cox School of Business. In Fall 2009, he is participating in the inaugural fall semester at SMU's campus at Fort Burgwin in New Mexico.
  • Charanya, Paris. (Fall 2008) Charanya is a junior President's Scholar with a triple major in political science, French and finance. This fall, she's participating in SMU-in-Paris.
  • Charanya, Washington, D.C. (Summer 2008) Charanya is a junior and a President's Scholar with a triple major in political science, French and finance. She is interning this summer in Washington, D.C., at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a nonpartisan research institute.
  • Catherine, PRSSA conference. (Fall 2009) Catherine, a senior CCPA major in SMU's Meadows School of the Arts and a member of the SMU rowing team, attended the Public Relations Student Society of America national conference in San Diego in November 2009.
  • Chester, Houston (Summer 2007). He is participating in the Debakey Summer Surgery Program through the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
  • Cheyenne, South Africa (Spring 2007). Cheyenne is a junior from Dallas majoring in public policy, with a minor in economics and human rights. She traveled with a group of 15 students, faculty and community members on a trip August 2-12 to South Africa, led by SMU Human Rights Program director Rick Halperin. The trip focused on the events and landmarks of apartheid, the system of racial segregation enforced there by the white-controlled government from 1948 to 1989.
  • Christina, Deep South (Spring 2007) Christina was part of a group of students, faculty and staff who spent spring break 2007 journeying to the Deep South to learn more about the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
  • Candice, (Fall 2006) A senior theater major from Plano, Texas, she writes about performing at SMU in Fabulation during fall 2006.
  • Christy, Dallas art conference (Spring 2008) Christy is a junior majoring in art history, with minors in classical studies and archaeology. This spring she attended College Art Association, a conference that unites a creative community of artists, art historians, art educators, critics, curators and museum professionals.
  • Cheyenne with SMU-in-Spain (Fall 2007). Cheyenne is majoring in political science and English with a minor in Spanish. She is spending the fall semester in Madrid.
  • Civil Rights Pilgrimage 2010, the South. (Spring 2010) During Spring Break 2010, students, faculty and staff are taking an eight-day bus ride to the American South's civil rights landmarks, with stops in Little Rock, Arkansas; Selma, Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama; Jackson and Oxford, Mississippi; and Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Claire, SMU-in-Paris (Fall 2007). Claire, a junior CCPA major and Studio Art minor from Fredericksburg, is studying fall 2007 with SMU-in-Paris. She spent the summer with SMU-in-London, where she interned with Greenbelt Movement International.
  • Cody, Dallas (Summer 2008) Cody, a junior political science major, received a public service internship award from the Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility this summer. She will be working with the Stewpot in downtown Dallas. She plans to attend several City Council meetings and to learn about the public policy of homelessness and how it is changing in Dallas, with the opening of the new and nontraditional Bridge Homeless Assistance Center. She hopes to help the Stewpot understand the attitude of the city toward the homeless population and the reflections of that attitude in city policy.
  • Cole, Dallas (Summer 2006). A summer intern for the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau.
  • Corbin, Madrid. (Spring 2010) Corbin, a sophomore electrical engineering major in the Lyle School of Engineering and a President's Scholar, is participating in SMU-in-Spain during Spring 2010. He plans to immerse himself in the culture and language, and take courses including modern painters and Spanish civilization.
  • Dale, World Traveler (Summer 2007). After graduating in 2007 with a CCPA major and French minor, Dale moved to London to intern in Parliament and experience more international perspective. Each year he strives to visit two international festivals and tackle at least one major adventure.
  • Dan, Beijing. (Summer 2008) Dan is a senior cinema-television major who is producing, writing and directing a TV show with Televisa during the Beijing 2008 Olympics.
  • Dana, SMU-in-Britain. (Fall 2008) Dana is a senior Honors student majoring in art history in Meadows School of the Arts with a double minor in political science and Italian area studies. She will be studying at University College in London from September to June as part of the SMU-in-Britain program.
  • Dane, Europe. (Summer 2008) Dane is a junior history major who was awarded a Richter International Fellowship to conduct independent, graduate-level research this summer in Europe. He is exploring the phenomenon of racism in European soccer and plans to attend the Euro 2008 tournament.
  • Dane, Medieval Pilgrimage (Spring 2007). Was among a group of students who traveled through France to Santiago de Compostela.
  • Daniel, Medieval Pilgrimage (Spring 2007). Was among a group of students who traveled through France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain to experience the actual Pilgrimage of the Middle Ages.
  • David, Washington, D.C.. (Spring 2010) David is a Hunt Scholar majoring in political science, economics and public policy in Dedman College. In Spring 2010, he is studying international law at American University in Washington, D.C. He also will travel to New York and Europe to tour international organizations and hear a live debate in the International Court of Justice.
  • Deidre, Dallas. (Spring 2009) Deidre is a junior political science and history major who has an internship with U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in Spring 2009. She also will be attending the weeklong Conservative Political Action Conference in February, working with and assisting lobbying groups, political action groups and politicians as an intern.
  • Drew, Moscow. (Summer 2009) Drew participated in SMU-in-Moscow, an intensive study of the language and culture of Russia, during Summer 2009.
  • Eiseley, SMU-in-Taos (Summer 2007). Eiseley is a senior majoring in art history from St. Petersburg, Florida. She is helping restore the Catholic church of San Jose de Gracia in Las Trampas, New Mexico, this August at SMU-in-Taos as part of Professor Adam Herring’s course, Art and Architecture of Hispanic New Mexico.
  • Elisabeth, SMU-in-Paris. (Summer 2008) Elisabeth is a sophomore majoring in journalism from Denver who is participating in SMU-in-Paris this summer. She's looking forward to learning art history inside The Louvre and traveling to the Loire Valley.
  • Emily, Dallas art conference. (Spring 2008) Senior art history major Emily attended the College Art Association's conference in Dallas. The conference brought together art historians, artists and scholars from across the country.
  • Emily, Moscow. (Summer 2009) Emily is a senior majoring in Markets and Cultures, with a Russian minor, in Dedman College. During summer 2009, she participated in SMU-in-Moscow, an intensive five-week study of the language and culture of Russia.
  • Eiseley and Emily in Marfa (Fall 2007). Art history majors Eiseley and Emily are traveling to West Texas in October to the Chinati Foundation, a contemporary art museum, in Marfa. They are two of 12 SMU students working as guides at the Judd Foundation Open House, a weekend of art, music and talks that attracts an international audience of 2,000 people – and one of the most exciting contemporary art events of the year.
  • Eric, Madrid. (Fall 2009) Eric, a junior majoring in accounting in the Cox School of Business and Spanish in Dedman College, is a Hunt Leadership Scholar and Cox BBA Scholar. In Fall 2009, he is living and studying in Spain's capital through the SMU-in-Spain program.
  • Erica, Mane Event. (Spring 2008) Erica, a sophomore advertising major, is getting ready for Mane Event, a campus-wide carnival in celebration of the end of classes that takes place on April 25, 2008.
  • Esteban, Ukraine (Summer 2006). Leading students on a mission trip to Ukraine to help build an orphanage.
  • Ethiopia Research Team (Winter 2007-08) A team of researchers lead by Paleobotanist Bonnie Jacobs and Sedimentologist Neil Tabor, both of SMU, returned to northwestern Ethiopia in late December 2007 to collect additional plant fossils and gain a more thorough understanding of their geological context.
  • Federico, SMU-in-Spain. (Fall 2009) The recipient of a Marion Tower Study Abroad Scholarship for Fall 2009, Federico is studying at the Fundacion Jose Ortega y Gasset in Madrid through SMU-in-Spain.
  • Harvey, Belize (Summer 2006). Part of a research project looking into the impact of traditional Mayan healing.
  • Heather, Cairo. (Fall 2009) Heather is a senior majoring in history and medieval studies in Dedman College, with a minor in art history in Meadows School of the Arts, and a recipient of the Gilman International Scholarship to Egypt. In Fall 2009, she will continue her studies in Arabic and Egyptology in her second semester at the American University in Cairo.
  • Hilltop on the Hill, Washington. (Fall 2009) Seventeen Journalism and Corporate Communications & Public Affairs students are studying in Washington, D.C., this October for the Hilltop on The Hill 2009 program.
  • Human Rights Education trip, the Baltics. (Spring 2010) During Spring Break 2010, students, faculty and staff are visiting World War II sites in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, including the Bikernieki Memorial, where 40,000 Jews were slain; the Jewish Museum in Riga; and the Jungfernhof concentration camp.
  • Inauguration Trip, Washington, D.C. (January 2009) A group of SMU communications and journalism students led by Rita Kirk, professor in the Division of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs in Meadows School of the Arts, is headed to Washington, D.C., in January 2009 for Barack Obama's inauguration.
  • Jackie, Peace Corps in Panama. (Summer 2008 - Summer 2010) Jackie Wald has served as a lecturer in Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. She and her husband, Michael, have volunteered to serve in the Peace Corps in Panama for 27 months. Their assignment is to update the English Program at the Escuela Normal, which is Panama’s premier teacher training school.
  • Jade and Mustang Consulting, New York City (Summer 2007). A dance major from Jacksonville, Florida, she is participating in a project to help the Dance Theater of Harlem.
  • James, SMU-in-Paris. (Spring 2009) James, a French and history double major, is returning to France in Spring 2009 for his second semester abroad. He is hoping to reconnect with old friends and his French family while working on his language and culture skills in preparation for graduation and a master's degree program.
  • Jason, Paris. (Fall 2009) Jason is a junior majoring in music composition in Meadows School of the Arts and the recipient of a Meadows Artistic Scholarship. In Fall 2009 he is participating in SMU-in-Paris, where he intends to study the past and present culture.
  • Jessica, Vienna (Summer 2006). immersed in music at the Bosendorfer International Piano Academy in Vienna.
  • Jessica, Archaeology in Italy. (Summer 2008) Jessica is a senior marketing major, with a minor in art history, who leaves in June for an archaeological dig outside of Vicchio, in the Mugello Valley, as part of SMU-in-Italy: Archaeology. The site is an Etruscan settlement that has been being excavated for about 12 years.
  • Joanna, Massachusetts (Summer 2007). Joanna, a sophomore and an aspiring veterinarian from McKinney, hopes to gain as much veterinary clinical experience as possible within the fields of small, large and exotic animals.
  • John, Beijing. (Summer 2009) John, a junior accounting major at the Cox School, is spending Summer 2009 in Beijing with SMU-in-China, studying third-year CHIN 3311/3312. He is most excited about exploring all of the cultural highlights the city has to offer and is ready to immerse himself in Chinese culture.
  • John, Costa Rica (Winter Break 2006). A Hunt Scholar and past photo editor of SMU's student newspaper, he photographed utdoor Adventures' Winter Break 2006 trip to Costa Rica..
  • John S., Australia (Spring 2007). He's studying in Perth, Australia, as part of the SMU-in-Australia program, which includes a three-week tour of Asia followed by a semester of study at Curtin University in Perth.
  • Jonathan (Summer 2007). Jonathan, a junior majoring in psychology, will branch out from his hometown of San Antonio to visit New Mexico and England.
  • Jonathan, Poland. (December 2008) Jonathan, a junior in the Creative Writing program in Dedman College's English Department, is participating in the SMU Human Rights Education Program's December trip to Poland. There, program director Rick Halperin will lead visits to World War II Nazi death camps.
  • Jon, Poland. (Summer 2008) Jon is a sophomore majoring in economics and engineering management, information and systems from Springfield, Mo. This summer he has an internship in Krakow, Poland, as a business analyst for Sabre.
  • Jordan, Germany. (Summer 2009) Jordan is a junior President's Scholar and a triple major in music in SMU's Meadows School of the Arts and anthropology and history in Dedman College, with minors in human rights and European studies. In Summer 2009, she is participating in SMU-in-Germany and the Global Leadership Program in Prague and Berlin, which trains students to become community, business and political leaders through university courses, cultural activities and community service.
  • Jordan, SMU-in-Taos (Summer 2007). Jordan is a senior from Atlanta studying cinema/television and music. He is helping restore the Catholic church of San Jose de Gracia in Las Trampas, New Mexico, this August at SMU-in-Taos as part of Professor Adam Herring’s course, Art and Architecture of Hispanic New Mexico.
  • Julia, SMU-in-Paris (Fall 2007) Julia is a junior from Plano majoring in history, with a French minor, and is a member of the University Honors Program. She is studying abroad with SMU-in-Paris in fall 2007.
  • Juliana, SMU-in-Oxford. (Summer 2008) Juliana is a Hunt Scholar from Denver and a junior majoring in accounting and CCPA (Corporate Communications and Public Affairs). She is spending the summer in SMU-in-Oxford and hopes to experience different parts of Europe through travel. She is excited to be taking a class on C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, since many of their great works were written in Oxford – and it also will be a nice change of pace from accounting and CCPA classes!
  • Karen, Spain (Spring 2007). A math and geology major from Albequerque, New Mexico, she is spending spring 2007 in Madrid at the SMU-in-Spain program.
  • Karoline & Amelia, Signature Theatre Company in New York (Summer 2007). Karoline will be company management intern and Amelia will be artistic intern.
  • Kat at Leadershape. (Summer 2008) Kat, a senior majoring in advertising and psychology, spent six days in May attending LeaderShape, a conference in Bridgeport, Texas, on leading with integrity, along with other SMU students and students from across Texas.
  • Kate in Mexico. (Winter Term 2008) Kate, a senior psychology major, is participating in SMU-in-Oaxaca during Winter Term. The group will spend two weeks in Oaxaca, Mexico, and then travel to the Sierra Madre mountains for a week. While in Oaxaca, the group will take classes on ceramics, weaving and painting with talented craftsmen. The students also will engage in a service learning project, will enjoy Mexican traditions related to the holiday season and will collect oral histories.
  • Kelsey, SMU-in-Cairo. (Spring 2009) Kelsey is majoring in English, with a minor in political science, in SMU's Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. In Spring 2009, she is participating in SMU-in-Cairo in Egypt, where she will be taking courses in political science and Arabic. She hopes the experience will prepare her for a career in international relations or journalism, and she plans to volunteer with a nonprofit while in Egypt.
  • Kristin, Germany (Spring 2007). She spent Spring Break 2007 in Germany studying human rights with fellow students and Dr. Rick Halperin, director of SMU's new Human Rights Program.
  • Laura, Human Rights Pilgrimage (Spring 2008) Laura is a sophomore journalism major with minors in art history, photography and human rights. She is participating in the Spring Break Human Rights Pilgrimage to the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany.
  • Laura, Colorado (Summer 2006). Press intern for Colorado gubernatorial candidate Marc Holtzman.
  • Laura, Rwanda. (Summer 2009) Laura is a senior journalism major in Meadows School of the Arts with minors in art history, photography and human rights. In August 2009 she is participating in the Human Rights Education Program trip to Rwanda, where the group will visit sites including the Nyarubuye Genocide Memorial and Urukundo Home for Children.
  • Laura, SMU-in-Spain. (Spring 2009) Laura is a sophomore majoring in political science and Spanish in Dedman College. In Spring 2009, she will be taking courses toward her Spanish major in Spain at the Fundacion Jose Ortega y Gasset, while being immersed in Spanish culture.
  • Laurel, Washington, D.C. (Fall 2006) A Corporate Communications major from Dallas, she participated in "Hilltop on the Hill", an intensive weeklong program that provide opportunities to learn from and network with a variety of communications and political professionals.
  • Lauren, SMU-in-Taos. (Fall 2009) Lauren is a sophomore participating in the first fall term at SMU's campus at Fort Burgwin in New Mexico. A recipient of the University Scholar and Rotunda Award scholarships, she is taking courses including geology and engaged in service-learning at Taos.
  • Leela, SMU-in-Spain. (Fall 2009) Leela is a junior Hunt Scholar majoring in corporate communications and public affairs in Meadows School of the Arts and in Spanish, with an Italian minor, in Dedman College. She is spending Fall 2009 in Madrid, where she'll be taking courses, learning about Spanish culture, living with a Spanish family and exploring the country.
  • Lindsay, Dallas. (Summer 2008) Lindsay, a second-year graduate student pursuing a Master's in counseling, received a public service internship award from the Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility this summer. She will perform her internship at Our Friends' Place in Dallas, serving on the treatment team that works with girls and young women who have been neglected, abandoned or otherwise abused.
  • Lindsey, SMU-in-Copenhagen. (Fall 2007) Lindsey, a junior majoring in marketing, with an advertising minor, spent Fall 2007 with SMU-in-Copenhagen. Now back at SMU in Dallas, she's sharing her reports and photos.
  • Liz, Medieval Pilgrimage (Spring 2007). Was among a group of students who traveled through France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain to experience the actual Pilgrimage of the Middle Ages.
  • Lydia, India (Summer 2005). She spent summer 2005 helping the non-profit organization STOP to re-educate young girls forced into prostitution.
  • Lydia, Taos. (Summer 2009) Lydia is a sophomore President’s Scholar with a double major in Spanish in Dedman College and theater studies in Meadows School of the Arts. She is spending the June 2009 term in SMU-in-Taos, where she will be taking plant biology and acting scene study. Then she plans to visit the city of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where her sister works with the nonprofit Food for the Hungry.
  • Marissa, SMU-in-Britain. (Fall 2008/Spring 2009) Marissa is a junior University and Mustang Scholar from Dallas majoring in international studies and anthropology in Dedman College. Through the SMU-in-Britain program, she is spending the academic year at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, studying international relations and modern history.
  • Meleah, SMU-in-Paris (Summer 2009) Meleah, a senior markets and culture major, with a psychology minor in Dedman College, is spending Summer 2009 in France with SMU-in-Paris. She will be taking history courses and is looking forward to exploring Europe on the weekends, before graduating from SMU in August.
  • Melissa, SMU-in-Germany, (Summer 2008) Melissa, a junior majoring in oboe performance and a President’s Scholar, is participating in SMU-in-Germany. As part of the summer program, students visit Bach’s home, hear the Berlin Philharmonic and experience university life in the former East German town of Weimar.
  • Michael, SMU-in-India (Summer 2008) Michael, a junior from Memphis majoring in business, with minors in Advertising and Spanish, is participating in SMU-in-India this summer. He will take courses at the Mudra Institute of Communications in Ahmedabad, in partnership with SMU's Temerlin Advertising Institute, and tour the country, visiting various monuments and industries.
  • Micah, Singapore (Summer 2007). Micah will spend the summer working as an intern for Bergesen Worldwide Ltd., an international shipping company.
  • Michael E., Houston (Summer 2006). Michael assisted with medical research at the Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research in Houston, Texas.
  • Michael W., Memphis (Summer 2006). Working for Teach for America in Memphis.
  • Mimi, India (Spring 2007). She will travel throughout India this summer (2007) and volunteer for Unite for Sight in the region.
  • Mustang Consulting, Uganda. (Spring 2010) During Spring Break 2010, students and faculty are volunteering in Uganda with the Ugandan American Partnership Organization (UAPO), a nonprofit founded by SMU graduate Brittany Merrill '07 that supports women and children in their communities.
  • Nichole, Oxford. (Summer 2009) Nichole, a second-year evening law student at Dedman School of Law, participated in Summer 2009 in the School’s Oxford Summer Program, in association with University College.
  • Nicola, Taos. (Summer 2009) Nicola, a senior majoring in political science in Dedman College, is spending Summer 2009 studying archaeology at SMU-in-Taos.
  • Nicole, SMU-in-Paris (Spring 2008) is a senior majoring in international studies and Spanish from The Woodlands. She's spending Spring 2008 in Paris studying French and art, and is looking forward to experiencing France before she graduates.
  • Nureen, Atlanta. (Summer 2009) Nureen, a sophomore in Dedman College who plans to major in advertising, has an internship in Atlanta with the American Civil Liberties Union. Nureen is one of nine SMU students awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Public Service Internship for Summer 2009 from SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility. She says she is looking forward to seeing the ACLU’s commitment, devotion, passion and service for human rights in action.
  • Ola, Italy (Summer 2008). Ola is a student at SMU’s Master of Science in Counseling program. She also works for SMU’s Institute for Reading Research at the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. This summer she spent a week in beautiful Florence taking a class titled Religion and Dispute Resolution.
  • Omair, Taiwan (Summer 2006). Conducting medical research.
  • Orientation Leaders, SMU. (Summer 2009) The 2009 student Mustang Corral directors help lead the two-step summer orientation process for incoming students. AARO (Academic Advising, Registration and Orientation) starts July 1. Mustang Corral, an off-campus retreat, is August 21-23.
  • Patrick, United Kingdom. (Summer 2009) Patrick is a senior religious studies and psychology major in Dedman College who has been awarded a Richter Research Fellowship for Summer 2009. He is in the United Kingdom studying how globalization has shaped and is continuing to shape newly “emerging” churches.
  • Physics 'Jamboree,' Cincinnati. (Spring 2010) Landon, a first-year physics major in Dedman College and mechanical engineering major in the Lyle School, and Matthew, a physics and electrical engineering major, traveled to the University of Cincinnati in April 2010 to participate in the BaBar Physics Jamboree. Steve Sekula, assistant physics professor, traveled with them. The BaBar experiment is based at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University.
  • Pragya, Nepal (Summer 2007). She is returning to Nepal this summer (2007) to work with "Peace Ambassadors," a peace project funded by the Kathryn Wasserman Davis Fund.
  • Quia, Plano (Spring 2006 - Spring 2007). a marketing communications writer for a software company based in Plano.
  • Rachel, Paris. (Spring 2010) Rachel, a senior President's Scholar majoring in political science and foreign languages in Dedman College, with a minor in English, is spending spring break 2010 doing research in Paris. She plans to study French slang by conducting interviews with speakers of "Verlan," a language game involving word inversion.
  • Rachel, SMU-in-Spain (Fall 2008) Rachel is a President's Scholar and senior majoring in political science and foreign languages in Dedman College. This fall, she will be living with a Spanish family in Madrid and taking classes at the Fundacion Jose Ortega y Gasset.
  • Rachel, SMU-in-Copenhagen (Fall 2007). Rachel is junior majoring in biology and chemistry and minoring in mathematics and religious studies. She’s also a President’s Scholar, and she’s spending the Fall 2007 semester with SMU-in-Copenhagen.
  • Rachel, a 2006 SMU graduate in History and Indian Studies, is in Pune, India through the American Institute for Indian Studies to do a language intensive in Marathi.
  • Rachel, India (Summer 2008). Rachel, a 2006 SMU graduate in History and Indian Studies, is working on her PhD in South Asian History at Boston College. This summer she's returning to Pune, India, through the American Institute for Indian Studies for the second summer of a language intensive in Marathi.
  • Rachel, Taos and London. (Summer 2009) Rachel is spending the June 2009 term in SMU-in-Taos, where the photography courses she is taking will complement her journalism degree. After Taos, she's immediately off to SMU-in-London, where she'll study journalism from the British point of view, as well as the history of postwar European cinema.
  • Rebecca, France and Spain. (Summer 2009) Rebecca is a President’s Scholar and a triple major in art history in Meadows School of the Arts and Spanish and French in Dedman College. In Summer 2009, she will begin her travels in the sunny South of France on the Cote d’Azur before continuing to Barcelona. There, she will pursue a Richter research project, studying the relationship between nationalized Catholicism, the Franco regime and parish church architecture in the Catalunya region of northeastern Spain. After Barcelona, Rebecca will continue to the Burgundy region of France, where she will volunteer as a guest worker on an organic vegetable farm before settling down for Fall 2009 in Madrid.
  • Rebecca, SMU-in-Oxford (Summer 2008). Rebecca, a Hunt Scholar and junior at SMU, is a double major in political science and English. She is participating in SMU-in-Oxford, where she will be taking one English and one honors history course. She also will be exploring a new culture by visiting Paris (on Bastille weekend) and Belgium.
  • Red and Blue Scrimmage 2009. (Spring 2009) The Cox School of Business Honors Marketing Practicum class (in photo, right) is teaming up with SMU Athletics this spring to promote SMU Football's Red and Blue Scrimmage on April 25. The marketing class also is organizing festivities at Doak Walker Plaza before the scrimmage for students, alumni and the community.
  • Robert, Alaska (Summer 2005). Robert, a double major in dance and geological sciences, attended Geology Field Camp at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.
  • Rukhmani, Kitchen Dog Theater. (Spring 2009) Rukhmani, a junior theatre major at Meadows School of the Arts, plays the role of Lavinia in "Titus Andronicus," a co-production between Kitchen Dog Theater and Meadows School of the Arts from April 17 to May 16, 2009. Lavinia is Titus' daughter and a victim of the violent revenge that characterizes many aspects of the play.
  • Sara, Texas Rio Grande Valley (Summer-Fall 2006). Working for Teach for America in Rio Grande Valley.
  • Sarah with Teach in Thailand  (Fall 2007) Sarah, who graduated in May 2007 with degrees in International Studies and French, is participating in the Teach in Thailand program with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and has been living in Thailand since October.
  • Sarah and 13 other Meadows dance students, along with an alumna, were selected to perform the Martha Graham ballet Primitive Mysteries for the Fall Dance Concert in November 2007.
  • Sarah, Paris (Fall 2009) Sarah is a junior President's Scholar majoring in art history in Meadows School of the Arts and Spanish in Dedman College. In Fall 2009, she will be taking art history and French classes through SMU-in-Paris.
  • SMU Model U.N., Taiwan (Spring 2010) Ten students in SMU's Model United Nations program participated in the World Model U.N. 2010 Conference in March in Taipei, Taiwan. The SMU delegation was assigned to represent Armenia at the conference, where students from more than 40 countries debated and discussed world issues facing the U.N. system. SMU won two outstanding delegate awards.
  • Shelby, SMU-in-Cairo. (Spring 2009) Shelby is a junior with majors in history and anthropology, and a minor in classical studies and Latin, in SMU's Dedman College. This Spring she plans to take Egyptology classes at the American University in Cairo, in preparation for a career in Egyptology, and she also is looking forward to traveling and exploring the region.
  • Shelby, SMU-in-Copenhagen (Spring 2009) Shelby is a junior President’s Scholar majoring in dance and psychology. In Spring 2009, she is taking classes at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad in affiliation with the University of Copenhagen and also will be taking dance classes at Dansens Hus professional training school.
  • Sierra, SMU-in-Australia-and-Asia (Summer 2008) Sierra, a senior majoring in marketing and member of SMU’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams, is participating this summer in SMU-in-Australia-and-Asia. The group will spend three weeks traveling in China to cities including Shanghai and Beijing, and then will spend three weeks in Western Australia.
  • SMU Earth Sciences, Mongolia (Fall 2009) Earth Sciences doctoral students are part of a multi-international dinosaur expedition hosted by the city of Hwaseong in the Republic of Korea. The purpose of the project is to discover, collect and study dinosaur fossils from the Gobi desert in Mongolia.
  • SMU-in-London 2007, 48 communication students from SMU's Meadows School of the Arts are studying international media, advertising, British cinema and nonprofit communications.
  • SMU-in-London (Summer 2008) This summer 48 SMU students are traveling to London to study communication courses, including international media, free speech, creative advertising, British cinema and the global civil society. Some students also are interning with international human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, Pants to Poverty, and Save the Children, to name a few.
  • SMU-in-Oaxaca 2009-10 During winter term 2009-10, seven students will earn Art History/CF credit studying ancient archaeological sites, Colonial art and architecture, folk art and religious fiestas in the Valley of Oaxaca, the Sierra Norte, Sierra Madre del Sur and on the Pacific Coast as part of SMU-in-Oaxaca.
  • SMU-in-Taos, New Mexico (Summer 2006). Students taking classes through the SMU-in-Taos program.
  • SMU Geological Sciences, Antarctica (Winter 2007) Geological Sciences master's student Chris Strganac, doctoral student Yosuke Nishida and Professor Louis Jacobs are part of a team traveling to Antarctica to discover 120 million-year-old mammal fossils from Livingston Island and other places around the Antarctic Peninsula.
  • SMU Model U.N., the Netherlands (Spring 2009) Ten students in SMU's Model United Nations program are participating in the World Model U.N. 2009 Conference in March in The Hague, Netherlands. The SMU delegation was assigned to represent the Vatican at the conference, where students from more than 40 countries will debate and discuss the world issues facing the U.N. system.
  • Snigdha, SMU-in-Copenhagen (Fall 2009) Snigdha is a junior biology major, minoring in chemistry and math, in Dedman College. In Fall 2009, she is participating in the Medical Practice and Policy Program at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad through SMU-in-Copenhagen.
  • Sommer, Romania (Summer 2006). An intern with Humanity United in Giving Internationally, a nonprofit organization that has established orphanages in Romania and India.
  • Sommer and Lindsey, Romania (Summer 2009) Sommer and Lindsey are traveling to Romania for two weeks in summer 2009 to report on the status of orphanages, 20 years after the fall of communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Their project is partially funded by a Meadows Exploration Award. Sommer ’08 graduated in December with degrees in journalism from Meadows School of the Arts and history from Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Lindsey is a senior marketing major in Cox School of Business and a photojournalist.
  • Spring Break 2007 Adventures
  • Steven, Washington, D.C. (Summer 2007) Steven will be conducting research with the head of the Russia-EU Program at the Finish Institute of International Affairs in Helsinki. He was in Russia in Summer 2006.
  • Stephen, SMU-in-Australia (Fall 2008) Stephen is a junior majoring in finance and political science. In Australia, he will be studying at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, where he will work on an international community service project in addition to taking courses.
  • Taplin, South Africa (Summer 2006). Researching environmental issues.
  • Tara, Poland (Summer 2008) Tara is an SMU Distinguished Scholar and a junior majoring in computer science and math. This summer, she is one of five SMU students interning with Sabre Polska (the Poland office of Sabre-Holdings). She is working in Airline Solutions on the Crew Recovery Project.
  • Tatiana, Hawaii-California-Oregon (Summer 2007). Tatiana is planning an active summer, training for triathlons.
  • Taylor, Italy (Spring 2006). Majoring in biochemistry, he was one of the youngest players on the USA Paralympic Sled Hockey team.
  • Tiana, Tiana has written about her studies and travels in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Nazi death camps, The Czech Republic, Arizona, and Australia.
  • Tommy, Dallas, Texas (Summer 2006). Working with junior high and high school athletes as an assistant strength instructor for the Performance Course.
  • Varsha, Houston surgery program (Summer 2008) Varsha is a sophomore BBA Scholar and SMU Distinguished Scholar majoring in finance and biochemistry. This summer, she is participating in the Michael E. DeBakey Summer Surgery Program at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.
  • Vedrana, Croatia (Fall 2006). She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study emerging democracy in Croatia, the country she fled as a 10-year-old.
  • Whitney, Denmark (Fall 2008) Whitney is a junior from Albuquerque, New Mexico, who is an international studies and premed major. At SMU, she serves as a resident assistant and is involved with Campus Ministries. She is studying abroad this fall with SMU-in-Copenhagen.
  • Whitney, Florida internship (Summer 2008) Whitney is a junior from Albuquerque, New Mexico, who is an international studies and premed major. At SMU, she serves as a resident assistant and is involved with Campus Ministries. This summer she has an internship in Florida in a church youth department, and in the fall she will study abroad with SMU-in-Copenhagen.
  • Yana, London (Spring 2010) Yana, a junior SMU Distinguished Scholar, is majoring in business management in the Cox School, with a minor in economics and Russian in Dedman College. She is spending spring 2010 studying culture, history and modern issues at City University in London.