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CAMD students have traveled all over the world through Northeastern’s many study abroad options. Whether on a Dialogue of Civilizations, a traditional study abroad semester, or an international co-op, CAMD students are exploring and engaging with different cultures around the globe — and they’re documenting their trips through amazing photography.

Read student reflections from Italy, England, and Germany below, check out highlights from the CAMD Goes Global series, and see a full gallery of photos on the CAMD Goes Global Digital Exhibition page.

Dialogue of Civilizations

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Nouf Al Jazzaf
Major in Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Italy, Summer 2014

Briefly describe the significance of your photo.

“Because we were learning family business, we visited a company in which they use lava stones to make mosaics and floor tiles. The lava stones they use were from a famous natural volcano a few minutes away from their company and we had the chance to hike up that volcano. Definitely ticked that off of my bucket list – it was a great experience!”

Dialogue of Civilizations


Marissa Marchese
Major in Communication Studies / Minor in Media Production
United Kingdom, Summer 2014

Briefly describe the significance of your photo.

“The students on our dialogue climbed Arthur’s Seat, a popular mountain in Edinburgh, Scotland. A few of the students spelled out ‘NEU’ at the peak of the mountain overlooking Edinburgh, so I snapped a picture.

Any type of global interaction is a breath of fresh air, especially when you’re thrown together with a group of strangers that turn into a family for 30 days. You learn tolerance, appreciate diversity, and recognize similarities across borders that only add to your cultural capital. I learned more about myself and humanity than I ever would have otherwise.”

Study Abroad


Laura Coyne
Major in Architecture / Minor in Art and International Affairs
Germany, Fall 2013

Briefly describe the significance of your photo.

“This photo was taken at Landschaftspark in Duisburg, Germany. At the time, I was studying in Berlin as part of the school of Architecture’s semester abroad. We visited Landschaftspark on a class trip to learn about integrating built forms with natural environments. The photo is from the inside the flower garden growing in a converted factory.

Studying in Berlin gave me the chance to experience a new culture and observe new architectural types and practices. The pro-war and modern architecture seen across Germany was inspirational and educational.”

We hope you’ll keep sharing your global photos on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr with the hashtag #CAMD.