This week, ACCENT Madrid’s Senior Programs Coordinator Raquel del Pozo Martínez discusses a visit Washington University business students took to Casa Seseña, makers of stylish capes. There, the students learned how such a seemingly niche product has supported this small family business for over 100 years
Some businesses close their doors after a short season, while others thrive for decades. Few can boast over a century of operations, surviving civil war, dramatic cultural shifts, economic recession, and gentrification to build a client list that includes Ernest Hemingway, Hillary Clinton, and Jeremy Irons. Continue reading
The Insights newsletter highlights innovative programs with ACCENT. Today’s excerpt comes from our NEW July 2019 edition. For more Insights, visit our newsletter at: https://accentintl.com/insightsjuly2019/
This summer, students from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis embarked on a comparative study of startup entrepreneurship in moments of transition. Continue reading
The first few weeks of any study abroad program are full of wonder, challenges, unforgettable memories, and newfound friendships. Although studying in vastly different cities, ACCENT Community College Scholarship recipients Carol Gross and Frida Linero both have experienced the incomparable thrill of discovery as they embark on their study abroad adventures.
This week, ACCENT Programs Coordinator Megumi Ratliff describes a scavenger hunt and a guided tapas tour taken by Purdue University students. These activities are designed by ACCENT staff to help students gain greater familiarity with their host city and its culture.
The Insights newsletter highlights innovative programs with ACCENT. Today’s excerpt comes from our January 2019 edition. For more Insights, visit our newsletter at: https://accentintl.com/insightsjanuary2019/
In last November’s issue, we featured a site visit to Madrid’s central water treatment facility as part of the University of California’s interdisciplinary Political Ecologies course. The custom course compares and analyzes environmental histories, political systems, and socio-economic and political actors in Spain and California.
This fall, semester students from the same course traveled to the capital’s Manzanares River with professor Francisco Seijo to investigate an on-going ecological restoration project. Once described by Spanish writer Quevedo as a mere “apprentice river,” the Manzanares has undergone significant transformations and now it is an excellent example of success in ecological restoration. Continue reading
This week, ACCENT Madrid Programs Coordinator Megumi Ratliff shares some of Madrid’s lesser-known landmarks.
Madrid is a city where there is always something to do and somewhere to visit. Today, I want to share a few places that don’t always make it to the guidebooks but are definitely worth checking out: Continue reading
Beginning with its first community college partnerships in 1991, ACCENT has continued to offer affordable short-term and semester-length custom study abroad programs designed to meet the unique academic needs of the community college population. Through these efforts, ACCENT has enabled over 8,000 students from over 25 U.S. community colleges to study abroad over the past 25 years.
ACCENT is proud to announce the recipients of our Summer 2019 ACCENT Community College Scholarship! These students have received scholarship awards to assist their study abroad experiences in ACCENT-supported programs across Europe. Meet our Summer 2019 recipients!
This week, ACCENT Madrid Programs Coordinator Ana Hernández shares her love of hiking and reveals some of her favorite places to spend a warm summer day. Continue reading
Today’s post comes from ACCENT Madrid Programs Coordinator Ana Hernández, who describes a particularly thought-provoking visit to Espacio Fundación Telefónica, where students wrestled with questions of ethics in artificial intelligence.
Every second week of the month, ACCENT Madrid holds its famous Coffee House, an evening during which students are invited to share their experiences with our staff and other students while enjoying a warm cup of coffee and exploring local galleries. Continue reading
Last fall, our ACCENT Madrid staff interviewed UCEAP Contemporary Spain student Veronica Preciado, who was staying with a Spanish host family. Veronica talks about the importance of family meals in Spain, the delicious dishes her host family made, and the value of slowing down and appreciating time with friends and loved ones. Continue reading
Each Fall, the University of California Education Abroad Program partners with ACCENT to send three lucky groups of UC students to Barcelona, Syracuse, and Florence to study Mediterranean Politics, Food & Culture. Each group goes to all three cities in different orders, the academic content of the program altered to cater to each group’s different itinerary. Students visit small local farms, non-profits, and governing bodies, tasting the unique flavors of the Mediterranean along the way.
Join Ava Lalezarzadeh as she describes the joys and struggles of studying abroad in three different locations, and how the program helped her learn how to seize opportunities when they present themselves. Continue reading
As our new batch of Spring 2019 students embark on new and exciting adventures abroad, we look back at the experiences of our Fall 2018 students: What did they learn from their program? What lessons did they bring back home? To answer these questions, Programs Coordinator Megumi Ratliff and her colleagues at the ACCENT Madrid Study Center created the Reflections Box, where students could submit brief notes about what they’ve taken away from their semester-long stay in Madrid.
This Fall, our ACCENT Madrid staff conducted a interview with Santa Barbara City College professor Melanie Eckford-Prossor, who has been teaching American and British Literature courses in Madrid and exploring the historical and literary connections between Spain and other countries. Melanie discusses how teaching abroad has benefits and opportunities that cannot possibly be replicated back home on campus, and how the life-changing experience of traveling abroad can bring forward new ideas and new themes in literary discussion. Continue reading
This week, we check back in with ACCENT Community College Scholarship recipient Olivia Eggers Friedman, who reflects on how much she has grown up during her last three months studying abroad in Madrid.
Today, we check back in with ACCENT Community College Scholarship recipient Mia Luna Lomeli, who, after three months in Madrid, has made some lasting friendships, explored some fantastic places, and is hurriedly trying to check dozens more items off her Madrid bucket list. Continue reading