Lubin Legends

Interested in learning about some of Lubin’s signature experiential learning programs like Ad Team, Pace Pitch, IDM Lab, and trips to Brazil? Join Lubin faculty and students at the first Lubin Legends Showcase on November 11 in NYC.

Want to take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to real life? That’s what Pace is all about.

On Monday, November 11, freshmen and sophomores are invited to hear all about Lubin’s experiential learning programs and initiatives including the Pace Pitch, Ad Team, IDM Lab, trips to Brazil, and more from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall North on the NYC Campus. Faculty advisers of these programs, along with some of their star students and alumni, will give a short presentation on each program and its impact. There will also be an opportunity for networking at the end of the presentations.

If you want to gain hands-on experience creating an advertising campaign for the American Advertising Federation’s big ad competition, think you have the winning business plan pitch, or just want to learn more about international travel and other Lubin opportunities, this is the event for you.

Lunch will be served. RSVP to Jenny Ko at jko2@pace.edu by Monday, November 4.

A CHANGE of Pace

While many of us were enjoying the sun this summer, Pace student Diana Mendez ’15 juggled poverty, hunger, injustice, access for Latino youth to attend college, and a study abroad program in Italy.

“Women cocoa farmers in West Africa were not getting fair wages and their living conditions were horrible and they worked for companies like Nestle and Mars,” says Diana Mendez ’15. “So what Oxfam did, because the companies are located here, Oxfam advocated for the cocoa farmers, and took thousands of Crunch bars, M&Ms, and Oreos and rewrapped them in their own slogan and gave them out for free. We as consumers have so much power. We’re trying to say that we bought them all and gave them to you for free so you have this knowledge.”

This summer, the Business Management and Sociology double major put her classroom knowledge to use through the Oxfam America CHANGE Initiative, which empowers a select group of college students around the country to become engaged with the organization’s work and shape a new generation of global citizens at their own universities. Working outside of the U.S., Oxfam America develops long-term solutions to poverty, campaigns for social justice, and, ultimately saves lives.

“What I love about Oxfam America is they have headquarters around the world and each Oxfam aids other countries,” Mendez says. “We empower people all over the world by presenting them the information about company or government policies, resources, and materials they need. When people think of helping people in poverty, you don’t have to change their culture—just give them their human rights. That’s something a lot of people can relate to.”

And Mendez was no exception. This summer, she participated in a study abroad trip to Italy to learn more about the world that she wants to change. There, she met with the director of Oxfam Italia, who had spent seven years doing missionary work in Santo Domingo, where Mendez found an interesting connection.

“He helped fertilize soil of cocoa beans and he was able to feed 7,000 families in Santo Domingo. That helped the community where my mom was born and grew up. That’s how I want students to see it—you make a connection with the work you’re doing,” she says.

Through a rigorous training and leadership program, Diana was empowered to create CHANGE…and she’s starting right here at Pace, finding passionate students to join her new student organization—Oxfam America at Pace University.

And while Mendez has created her own change, she credits several Pace mentors for helping along the way.

“Sue Maxam has forever changed my life,” she says, of the University’s Interim Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Education, who mentored Mendez throughout the Oxfam application process. “There was no way I could have done the work without the people who have helped me and believed in me.”

Through Maxam, Mendez met the Wilson Center’s Program Coordinator Lisa Heisman and found Latino U College Access at a Pace Career Services Fair. The organization’s founder and executive director, Pace alumna Shirley Buontempo, was speaking to a man about empowering Hispanic youth, which drew Mendez’s attention.

“She was talking about how passionate the Hispanic culture is, how much they care about work and education, how hard they need to work, and how important it is to empower them,” she says, prompting a fist-bump between Mendez and Buontempo as well as a unique connection. “I e-mailed her to say I would love to get together to talk about possibilities and opportunities, and how we and Sue could use our energy and passion to help the community, not to get a special edge to the internship.”

Buontempo saw Mendez’s passion and she was awarded a Wilson Center-funded internship at Latino U, where she used her experience and struggles as a first generation college student to help students with their college admission process and also helped secure Latino U an office right on Pace’s White Plains Campus.

All that, and she still had time to attend the International Young leaders Assembly at the UN this summer.

“I work hard doing what I like to do, which is helping people and communities. If you’re passionate about something, you should go for it… The best thing about being a Pace student is when you work hard, it all pays off. It’s kind of like Hogwarts—when you ask for help, help is given to you,” she said.

If you want to help Diana and the people around the world working with Oxfam America, e-mail her at dm69779n@pace.edu.

Interested in sharing your success story for The Pulse and Pace website? E-mail tlopes@pace.edu

Go Away!

Where do you want to be in a semester or a year? London, Adelaide, Tokyo…the choices are endless. This semester’s Study Abroad Fair will help you get to where you wanna go.

From semesters abroad, to summers away, to travel courses, there are countless study abroad opportunities available at Pace. Explore the rainforests in Brazil, visit the Berlin Wall in Germany, or have breakfast under the Eiffel Tower in Paris. But your very first stop? The One Pace Plaza Courtyard in NYC on Thursday, September 19, from 12:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. and the Gottesman Room in PLV on Tuesday, September 24 from 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. to hear more about your chance to travel the world and gain incredible life experience in the process. Plus, learn about prestigious fellowships and scholarships, international internships, and volunteer opportunities.

If you can’t make the fair, be sure to follow the Study Abroad Office on Twitter at @pacestudyabroad for quick answers to your study abroad questions or visit http://pace.abroadoffice.net.

Deadline for a spring abroad is October 1. Only question left to ask is: Where do YOU want to be next semester?

All Abroad!

Three Pace students have been awarded scholarships to study in Hong Kong and Russia this summer as part of the U.S. Department of State’s prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Meet the winners.

Three Pace students are among the 700 outstanding American undergraduate students from 270 colleges and universities across the U.S., who have been selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, to participate in a study abroad or international internship program during the summer 2013 academic term. The total amount of summer scholarship funding awarded to Pace students by Gilman is $12,000.

The Summer 2013 Gilman Scholarship recipients are:

Jacqueline Kelleher ’15, a Political Science and Arts and Entertainment Management double major, will be participating in the Pace Exchange Program at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.  “I chose to study abroad to immerse myself in a place that is unfamiliar to me, to reflect on my education in America, and to see what other institutions have to offer. Receiving the Gilman scholarship is a true blessing and I can’t wait to share my experience with my fellow Pace students when I return in the fall,” she says.

Kelleher is a 2013-2014 Head Delegate for Pace’s award-winning Model UN team, a Resident Advisor, Vice President of the Arts and Entertainment Management Industry Network, and a UNV 101 and Dyson House Peer Leader.

Diana De Paula, an International Management major with a dual minor in Latin American Studies and Marketing, will be studying at St. Petersburg State University in Russia, through the Council on International Educational Exchange. Additionally, De Paula was one of only 30 students awarded a Critical Need Language Enhancement Award to study Russian. When asked why she chose to study abroad, she quoted Mark Twain: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

During the upcoming academic year she will serve as Student Government’s Executive Vice President. In the past she has held numerous leadership roles on campus such as being a Resident Advisor for two years and SGA Lubin School of Business President. Outside of Pace she has interned at NBC and currently works at SEBA International, a leading boutique executive search firm.

Jia Jun Chen ’16, an International Business major, will participate in the Pace Exchange Program at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.

“Study abroad experiences can enhance my global knowledge of the world including, culture, language, and economy, preparing me for a more successful career in international management,” she says.

Jun Chen is also a member of Sigma Alpha Pi, the National Honor Society of Leadership and was recently accepted to the National Honor Society for sophomores, Lambda Delta. She is also a national member of Ascend, the professional organization of Pan-Asian business leaders.

Interested in applying for a Gilman scholarship or other international fellowships and scholarships? Visit the Pace Prestigious Fellowships and Scholarships website to learn more.

Asia in the Middle East

From Alabama to New York to Switzerland to Israel to Oxford, Pace student Asia Mcdougle-Stamey ’13 is promoting conflict resolution across the globe. >>Read More

Dyson student Asia Mcdougle-Stamey ’13 is currently spending the 2012-2013 academic year in Israel, after earning four awards to study at the University of Haifa: the University of Haifa Presidential Scholarship, MASA Israel Scholarship, University of Haifa Internship Program, and University of Haifa Peace and Conflict Honors Program, an interdisciplinary program that brings international students to the university to examine the cultural, economic, educational, historical, political, psychological, religious, and social aspects of conflict resolution and peace efforts.

will also ensure the editorial accuracy of all web, print, and multimedia content. Majoring in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations and a dual minor in Peace and Conflict and Middle Eastern studies, the University of Haifa proved a perfect fit for Asia, who is putting her major into motion studying modern standard Arabic and modern Hebrew along with conflict resolution with a focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“I had already attended the University of Haifa for an intensive Hebrew course after a Birthright trip. I noticed that the university was very distinct—people from all over the Middle East, and the fabric of the Middle East. It really seemed like a model for peace efforts,” she says.

In addition to immersing herself in the language, culture, and peace efforts in Israel, Asia is volunteering at a Holocaust Community Center in a small neighborhood in Haifa made up of only Holocaust survivors, where she is spending time with the survivors and will also be teaching a belly dance class starting in January through MASA Israel, a program that offers Jewish students opportunities to study and volunteer in Israel. And, if that’s not enough, she’s currently an emergency management and intelligence intern at the Institute of Terrorism Research and Response in Jerusalem.

Asia credits Pace courses in conflict resolution and the Model UN, which she says helped prepare her for the program. “Through Pace I can study the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and now study with my own eyes,” she says. “Model UN allowed me to develop skills such as public speaking and debate and provided a base and foundation for international relations knowledge. I wouldn’t know as much without the Model UN team. The Model UN team brings the academic classroom to life. It provides a workshop rather than just a lecture.”

Last March, Asia and 10 other delegates from Pace’s Model UN team were selected to analyze and debate universal topics at the Geneva International Model UN conference in Switzerland. Asia also participated in the 2011 National Model UN DC where she represented the Philippines and was recognized with an “Honorable Mention” group award. This November, she took a short break from her work in Israel, having been selected as one of 500 students from across the world to attend the Oxford International Model UN Conference as a delegate.

Next up: Applying for a Jewish education and Israeli government teaching fellowship in Israel which will begin in the spring and looking at graduate schools to earn a dual masters in Behavior Analysis and National Security.

Asia, who moved to New York from Dauphin Island, Alabama, couldn’t be happier with her decision to come to Pace. “I was accepted into Vanderbilt, but Pace was my first choice because it has such incredible opportunities,” she says. “I wouldn’t be able to get those opportunities in Dauphin Island. Between conflict analysis research and Model UN, I really think that Pace was the perfect choice for me.”

Follow Asia on her journey through Israel by reading her blog at http://turkbellydanser.blogspot.com.

Classrooms Without Borders

If a semester abroad seems like too much, how about a week away? Let Pace show you the world with upcoming travel courses at Pace.

Spring registration is right around the corner. This year, how about taking that international business course in China, or culture in the heart of Argentina, or theatre in Romania or Poland? The sky’s the limit with Pace’s Travel Courses!

SPRING 2013 TRAVEL COURSES

SPA154: Culture and Travel Course to Argentina (May 16–24, 2013)
Did you ever want to learn to tango? Ride with the gauchos? Surround yourself with the tropical wonder of 275 waterfalls? Then this is the travel course for you! Spend nine days exploring Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls and studying literature, theatre, film, art, music, tango, recent history, politics, economy, and traditions.

MCA254 and 255: Producing the Documentary (March 22–31, 2013)
After years of successful spring break travel courses including last year’s documentary on the cork in Portugal, Dyson professors Maria Luskay, EdD, and Andrew Revkin are doing it again! This year, travel to Mexico’s Baja peninsula to chronicle how communities that once depended on sea turtle poaching and other extractive activities depleting the region’s rich natural resources are now thriving with a new economic model–one built around conservation and sustainable tourism. Film the marine and coastal wildlife around Magdalena Bay, interview and follow the lives of the Mexican conservationists and guides, many of whom were formerly poachers, and get the film experience of a lifetime with this course!

LAS260: South American Colussus: The History and Economy of Modern Brazil (May 17–25, 2013)
What better way to gain a broad overview of the modern history and economic structure of Brazil than by going directly to the source? From visits to cultural and historical sites, a soccer game and samba club, where students will learn the nation’s national dance, to guest speakers from universities, government, and the private sector, and a representative from Homens sem Terra, Brazil’s organization representing the rural landless poor, and much more, students will develop a strong general knowledge of the major periods and issues in Brazil’s history, together with the main features of the nation’s economy and the role it plays in the contemporary global economic system.

LIT211: Greece: A Modern Odyssey (May 23–June 2, 2013)
If you’re interested in Greek history, trade your textbook for this travel course, where you’ll visit the Acropolis site and the Acropolis museum, the National Archaeological museum, and the Temple of Zeus in Athens, tour Cape Sounion, the site of ruins of the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in classical mythology, cruise to the Greek Islands and Turkey including Ephesus, Mykonos, Crete, Rhodes, and Patmos, followed by some time in Nauplion, the first capital of Modern Greece, Mycenae, Epidaurus, and more.

THR127: Travel Experience in Eastern European Theatre (May 11–22, 2013)
Explore bold tradition of Polish and Romanian theatre and the two former Communist countries where experiential theatre, political theatre, and the theatre of the absurd were born. Students will work directly with Romanian and Polish acting and directing students and attend a significant number of performances, lectures, and talkbacks, including shows, panels, and tours at the International Festival of Timisoara in Romania, a joint workshop with the students of the Theatre Academy of Cluj, Romania, and a joint session with the students of the Polish Film School in Warsaw, Poland.

INT197G: Rome: The Eternal City (May 23–June 15, 2013)
One of Pace’s most popular travel courses, Rome: The Eternal City is a three-week course which gives students the unique opportunity to explore the Colosseum, marvel at the Sistine Chapel ceiling, visit the Vatican, and study in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, all while earning six–that’s right, SIX–credits. With the city as your text, this interdisciplinary course, led by Dyson Professor Larry Hundersmarck, PhD, will bring to life the history, art, architecture, religion, and culture of Rome. Click here to watch a video about this travel course and hear more from Professor Hundersmarck.

LUBIN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS TRAVEL COURSES

Graduate INB 670A and MGT 630, Undergraduate MGT 347B: International Management Field Study to China (March 22–31, 2013)
Students will be given first-hand experience in understanding and managing in different cultures, doing business across cultures, and managing multi-national business affairs in the context of the USA and China. Students will travel to Shanghai and Beijing (and Hong Kong if time permits), including companies and cultural sites such as the Great Wall and Forbidden City.

Graduate MAR 680H and Undergraduate MAR 356: Field Study in Marketing to Denmark and Sweden (May 20–30, 2013)
Study the effects of sustainability and European Union integration on marketing activities in Scandinavian countries and the cities of Copenhagen and Stockholm. Students will meet with business managers, educators, and government officials to discuss issues and business practices; study the cultural values and norms of Sweden and Denmark; and participate in various cultural events and activities.

MGT 347: Field Study in Management to Brazil (March 22–31, 2013)
Spend your spring break studying business, energy, technology, urban planning, and development as well as environmental issues in Brazil. Students will visit a variety of organizations, government agencies, and entrepreneurial organizations that demonstrate sustainable business and environmental practices. Students will also learn about the concept of environmental responsibility through community mapping projects in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest and about social responsibility through education projects with young children in Rio de Janeiro, Ihla Grande, and Paraty, Brazil.

The Lubin School of Business, through a grant received from the Figueroa Family Fund, is awarding scholarships for the above three International Field Studies. Students who are eligible can expect to receive $1,500 per International Field Study. The deadline to apply for these scholarships is Friday, December 7, at 5:00 p.m. Visit www.pace.edu/lubin/travelscholarships for more info.

Where Do YOU Want to be Next Semester?

London, Adelaide, Tokyo…the choices are endless. This semester’s Study Abroad Fair will help you get to where you wanna go.

From semesters abroad, to summers away, to travel courses, there are countless study abroad opportunities available at Pace. Explore the rainforests in Brazil, visit the Berlin wall in Germany, or have breakfast under the Eiffel Tower in Paris. But your very first stop? The Multipurpose Room in NYC on Wednesday October 3, from 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. to munch on free food and hear more about your chance to travel the world and gain incredible life experience in the process. If you can’t make the fair, be sure to follow the Study Abroad Office on Twitter at @pacestudyabroad for quick answers to your study abroad questions or stop in to W–207 to inquire about appointments to discuss further your study abroad endeavors!

Only question left to ask is: Where do you want to be next semester?

Go Away

Whether you’re interested in a week exploring literature and the Louvre in Paris, a semester surfing Australia’s Gold Coast, or you want to join the best and the Fulbrightest, learn about the countless international opportunities available to Pace students at several events on both campuses this week! >>Read More

This week, think globally.

London’s calling on February 13, so stop by the Queen Mary University London information table from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the One Pace Plaza Lobby to hear about programs available to Pace students.

On Tuesday, February 14, find out how you can make the city of love (that is, Paris) your next destination at a Study Abroad Advising Seminar from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room E304 in One Pace Plaza. If you’ve already got your V-Day plans, don’t worry—an additional seminar will be held on February 15 from 12:20 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Room E308.

Also on February 15, find out how you can explore the rich cultural life of Rio, Chinese heritage in Hong Kong, the nature and countryside of Norway, and much more at the Study Abroad Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Learn about Pace’s study abroad programs and the countless opportunities that await you!

Conduct research in Germany; perform in Russia; teach in Montenegro; learn Hindi! In the last seven years, 29 Pace students have received Fulbright scholarships to conduct research, study, and teach. On February 16, find out how you could be the next Pace Fulbright scholar, as the University welcomes Tony Claudino, director of Fulbright Student Outreach at the Institute of International Education, to both the NYC and PLV campuses. Hear about life as a U.S. Fulbright Fellow, advice on selecting a destination, learn about the application process and tips on preparing a competitive application, and much more!  Claudino will speak from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Kessel Butcher Suite on the PLV Campus and from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Room W-614 in One Pace Plaza on the NYC Campus.

Fulbright scholarships are highly prestigious grants given for a year of study in a foreign country after graduation from college. Fulbrighters receive free lodging and travel, as well as a stipend for a year while they study and do research in a country of their choice. For more info, visit Pace’s Fulbright Grants site.

Interested in traveling to Rome for a month at the end of this semester? This doesn’t happen often, but there are currently five seats available for Rome: The Eternal City, Professor Larry Hundersmarck’s hugely popular travel course, which gives students the unique opportunity to explore the Colosseum, marvel at the Sistine Chapel ceiling, visit the Vatican, and study in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, all while earning six–that’s right, SIX–credits. Learn more about the course here or visit the Travel Courses website to learn more about other opportunities.

Back from studying abroad and want to share your story? Find out how you can join the Study Abroad Ambassador Program, submit your story for the Study Abroad newsletter, and more here.

For more info on Pace’s Study Abroad programs, visit their website at www.pace.edu/studyabroad.

Pick a Winner!

16 students submitted their study abroad photos for the Study Abroad Photo Contest. Now it’s your turn to vote for the best. From parasailing over Rio de Janeiro to playing rugby in Ireland, take a peek at Pace students who have travelled all over the world and vote for your favorite photo!


The Office of Study Abroad is proud to announce the Study Abroad Photo Contest! Current and former study abroad students have submitted photos of their experiences and are eligible to win a $50 gift card from Barnes & Noble. Voting will end on November 18! 

To vote for your favorite photo, click here.

When in Rome

Next spring, 24 Pace students will spend three weeks earning six credits. Oh, and the best part? They’ll be studying and exploring in Rome. Find out how you can take part in this experience of a lifetime.

One of Pace’s most popular travel courses, INT197G Rome: The Eternal City, is a three-week course at the end of the spring semester, which gives students the unique opportunity to explore the Colosseum, marvel at the Sistine Chapel ceiling, visit the Vatican, and study in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, all while earning six–that’s right, SIX–credits.

With the city as your text, this interdisciplinary course, led by Dyson Philosophy and Religious Studies Professor Larry Hundersmarck, PhD, will bring to life the history, art, architecture, religion, and culture of Rome.

The cost of the trip will be $5,400-5,900 (depending on the number of people going to Rome), and includes airfare, airport ground transportation, lodging at the Villa Marignoli (“The Last Castle in Rome”), a day trip to spectacular Florence, admission to world-class museums, and three transfer credits. This course in Rome offers six undergraduate credits that are less expensive than six summer credits taken on campus.

You can register for this course as part of spring registration: INT 197G Spring Term 2012. Make sure to register soon as space is limited and slots fill up quickly!

Click here to watch a video about this travel course and hear more from Professor Hundersmarck.

Say Cheese!

Or queso, fromage, formaggio, or whatever the equivalent is. Have you or are you currently studying abroad? Submit photos to Pace’s Study Abroad Office for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Plus, study abroad ambassadors are needed to share their experiences.

Have an awesome photo of your study abroad experience? One winner will receive a $50 gift card to the Pace University Barnes and Noble Bookstore. In addition, the winner will have their photo displayed in the Office of International Services and Programs for the entire following semester, as well as in various marketing and publication materials.

This contest is open to current and recent study abroad returnees and submissions are due by October 30. Each student may submit no more than ONE photo.

All photos submitted will be uploaded to the website and voted on by the  Pace Community during International Education Week from Monday, November 14–Friday, November 18. The winner will be announced on November 22. To submit your study abroad photo, visit the Study Abroad website.

Study Abroad Ambassador Program
Have you participated in a study abroad program for at least a semester, an academic year, a summer, or a Pace travel course, and want to share your experience with people interested in doing the same? The Study Abroad Ambassador (SAA) Program provides returning undergraduate students the opportunity to share and promote their international experiences with prospective and outgoing study abroad students at Pace. In addition, Study Abroad Ambassadors assist Pace in the advancement of its university-wide global initiatives and strive to serve as exemplary global citizens in our local, national, and international communities. Fill out the Study Abroad Ambassador Program application today!

Go Away!

A summer in Sevilla, the fall in France! Stop by the Study Abroad Fairs on October 5 in NYC and October 6 in PLV to learn more about Pace’s study abroad programs and the countless opportunities that await you!

A summer in Sevilla, the fall in France! Stop by the Study Abroad Fairs on October 5 in NYC and October 6 in PLV to learn more about Pace’s study abroad programs and the countless opportunities that await you! >>Read More

The Best and the Fulbrightest

Researching sustainable fishing policies in Norway; studying cultural and social barriers to primary health care in Bangladesh; empowering students through language in Taiwan; developing trans-boundary peace parks in Uganda. Pace students are being awarded Fulbright fellowships to study all over the world. And you can be one of them!


Since 2002, 30 outstanding Pace graduates have earned Fulbright Awards and have taught or conducted research in Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and Africa. This amazing opportunity is guaranteed to create memories and opportunities that will be with you for a lifetime.

Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the U.S. Student Fulbright Scholarship Program offers fully funded opportunities worldwide to:

  • conduct individual research or artistic projects;
  • study at a foreign university, or;
  • teach English at multiple levels.

Interested? Get a jump start on your Fulbright application! To learn more, you should plan to attend an upcoming  Fulbright workshop. The workshops, being held on March 29 in NYC and March 31 in PLV, are designed to help you become familiar with the Fulbright Program and application process, which has an early fall 2011 deadline. You must be a graduating student or have graduated by May 2012 to apply.

Fulbright advisors will be on hand to answer questions, share helpful tips, and provide you with all the information you need so that you can begin your application now and over the summer! RSVP for an information session today!

Who Let the Blogs Out?

From one teddy bear’s journey through Athens inspiring a student to take the trip herself to another student’s journey of self-discovery via the college experience, Pace students are taking to the blogs to sound off!


The blogosphere is alive with the sound of Pace students.

First-year student Loren Alexander gives us a look into her sweet Fridays-off schedule and how her stuffed teddy bear’s trip through Greece and journal inspired her to take the trip to Greece herself this May as part of her Literature 211Y: A Modern Odyssey class.

Marketing major Anthony La Rosa talks about juggling all his new groups, activities, and internships, and how he’s no longer the same person he was when he started this journey.

Check out the Pace Student Blogs to see what some of our students are up to this semester!

A World of Opportunities is Just a Click Away

A summer in Spain, the fall in France, a course in Costa Rica, an internship in India, a semester at sea. Don’t make us keep going with all this alliteration. Just stop by Study Abroad tables on February 22 to meet with reps about getting your education on overseas.

Opportunities await you all over the world and it’s time to learn how you can to get that global experience to give you the edge over other job seekers.

On February 22, three study abroad companies will be tabling from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at One Pace Plaza on the NYC Campus to talk with students about the various programs available.

Meet with ISA Rep Laura Pfeifer to hear about the 18 destination countries that encompass 34 distinct and exciting cities offered by International Studies Abroad, including cities in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, France, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Panama, Peru, South Korea, and Spain.

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad will give you more information than you can handle on semester/year abroad in Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, Asia, Europe, and more, international internships, summer/January short courses, and undergraduate research.

The Institute for Shipboard Education, which has welcomed aboard more than 50,000 students from 1,500 institutions will talk about their exciting Semester at Sea voyages.

There will also be a Study Abroad info session from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for those interested in studying abroad this summer or fall. You can also visit the Study Abroad website for more info on some of the opportunities and cool travel courses available to Pace students.

Paceopoly Goes to Paris

Have you given Spring Break 2011 any thought yet? It’s not too early to start thinking about how you can bid au revoir to winter and bonjour to culture for a week or more in March. Don’t spend your week off laying on a couch in sweatpants watching The View while your friends are off making documentaries in Belize and swimming with the turtles in Barbados.

Get off the couch, DVR The View and we’ll let you bring your sweatpants to one of our awe-inspiring destinations all over the world this spring break.

For those of you who can’t bear the thought of spending an entire semester away from New York, faculty-led travel courses are  the way to go! Dive into the culture in Argentina; Travel to Paris for a Tale of Two Cities in the Literary Imagination; Do good and have a good time in Barbados; Produce a documentary in Belize; Research healthcare delivery systems in the Netherlands; Study international business in China or Brazil. Forget Cancun and Daytona: the sky is the only limit here!

Deposits are due before December 1, so you have to act soon! Read more about travel courses and if spring break won’t work out for you, make sure to check out the travel courses taking off after the semester ends. Your flight to Rome the Eternal City leaves on May 19 and you can watch a video of what would be in store for you here.

If  reading all this has given you the travel itch and leaving New York doesn’t seem so bad after all, scratch it with some full semester and year abroad opportunities. Visit the Study Abroad site for more info!