Monthly Archives: October 2013

Carson Kressley Hosts Discover Fashion Event at Philadelphia University on November 7th, 2013

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Philadelphia University invites all prospective students to join us on Thursday, November 7th for the Discover Fashion Day with fashion industry star and honorary alumnus, Carson Kressley!  Please RSVP to save your spot by visiting our website: www.philau.edu/DiscoverFashionDay (http://www NULL.philau NULL.edu/DiscoverFashionDay)

If you have any questions about the event, please email or call Admissions at 215-951-2700 or Admissions@philau.edu.  We hope to see you on November 7th!

Study Abroad: Dan Goes to Denmark!

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Today we have a guest blog from Dan Dicinno about his study abroad experience.  Check out what Dan has to say about his time in Copenhagen, Denmark…

When I came to PhilaU as a freshman, I never thought I would study abroad.  My Rambassador had mentioned it on tour, but I didn’t seriously consider it, not at first. But then, around my sophomore year I noticed several of my friends taking advantage of this opportunity and returning with all kinds of stories. As it turns out, it was hard to avoid these stories as many PhilaU students decide to study abroad.

 

I had heard enough stories and decided I wanted to have a few of my own!  So I walked into the study abroad office out of the blue and talked to someone.  They said with my major, Law and Society, my options were wide open.  I could travel anywhere in the world.

I decided to go with a PhilaU program that focuses on justice and human rights at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) in Copenhagen, Denmark.  In the spring of 2013, I left to study human rights abuse and the laws of war.  My teachers were a couple of Danish military advisors who had served in the Balkan Wars of the 1990s and Iraq and Afghanistan.  As part of our class, we traveled to Bosnia and Herzegovina for a week to study nation-building.  We spoke with politicians, local leaders, survivors from the war, and activists trying to rebuild their community.  Our instructors even had local students for us to hang out with every night and show us around. I made friends all over Europe, and I learned so much more than I would have if I stayed in the U.S.

Although I was abroad for the whole semester, the time flew by, and before I knew it I was back home at PhilaU with plenty of stories of my own.  And although I had no idea at the time, going abroad sparked my interest in the Balkans.  Right now I am applying for scholarships to give me a chance to return to the area and continue to study the rebuilding effort.

Dan Dicinno
Law and Society ‘14