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Luard Morse Scholar Updates

Serena Newberry written up in The Oakland Press

The Oakland Press covered Serena Newberry, a 2018 ESU Luard Morse Scholar who is beginning her semester abroad at Goldsmiths, University of London.  Read the article about Serena, including information about the non-profit she started with her mother and sister, here!

Leondre Ramsay Mid-Term Report, Fall 2017

My time here in the United Kingdom has been a truly significant learning experience. My courses began last week at University College London. My professors and the courses themselves are all quite interesting and engaging. I am enrolled in International Security, Welfare Politics, British Politics, and Justice & Public Policy in the Political Science department here. I have had ample time to get accustomed to the new environment during Arcadia's orientation program as well as during UCL's international student orientation program. I also was able to spend some time with family that lives here in London prior to the start of the semester which was more than I could have asked for.

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Adaya Sturkey's Report from the UK, Spring 2017

Retrospection is always so enlightening. I prepared to go to Oxford a few short months ago and while I was prepared to have somewhat of a "life-changing" experience, no amount of preparation could have gotten me ready for the friendships formed, the knowledge gained and the shift in perspective that resulted from spending a semester abroad.

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Talia Sharpp's Report from the UK, Spring 2017

I had the wonderful opportunity to study at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London for the spring 2017 semester.  Here, I completed courses focused on international migration, political economy, global decolonization movements, and global wars.  Studying in the U.K. was a lot different from studying in the U.S.  Whereas at my home university students met with our professors for lecture 2-3 times per week, in the U.K. lectures were once a week and tutorials led by graduate students were once a week.  I loved my tutorial experience as it was here that I truly got to interact with my peers and delve into the readings and lectures.  In tutorials students led the discussions and debates which forced us to be accountable for our learning experiences.

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2017-18 ESU Luard Morse Scholarship Recipients


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2015-16 Luard Morse Scholar Laura Campbell's "Reflections from Across the Pond"

My Oxford experience provided me with the valuable exposure needed to make me globally competitive and increased my appreciation for the world's diverse peoples. My Neuroscience and Brain and Behavior tutorials equipped me with the confidence to speak with even the best neuroscientist. The challenges I faced to prove I was "Oxford smart" in my Physiology tutorials taught me that an unbeatable work ethic conquers all. Meanwhile, my Human Ecology tutorial influenced the way I plan to practice medicine in the future by inspiring me to become a physician that also uses foresight. At the end of both terms, I relished the fact that I truly earned every A mark I received.

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2016-17 Luard Morse Scholarship Recipients Announced

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2015-16 Luard Morse Scholars Pre-Departure Interviews

2015-16 ESU Luard Morse Scholars Allyson Carpenter and Laura Campbell on Heading to the University of Oxford

Laura Campbell

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