UMass professor hosts question-and-answer discussion for students on Syria and the Islamic State

(Professor Vincent Ferraro speaks to UMass students on the current day Islamic State. Daniel Maldonado/ Daily Collegian)

Political science professor Vincent Ferraro hosted an hour-long informal Q&A panel to discuss Syria and the Islamic State

How my CAPA study abroad experience changed my life

(Wojtek Gurak/ Flickr)

Luz Arregoces describes the benefits of traveling abroad.

An encounter with refugees in Sweden

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Photographer Andy Castillo shares his experience when he met a group of Middle Eastern refugees.

The Italian Job

Claire Anderson discusses the economic and political difficulties in Italy.

For students going abroad, safety first

For students traveling abroad or even traveling for spring break, there are simple precautions and steps that can be taken to avoid dangerous risks.

UWash study reveals heavier drinking patterns amongst students who study abroad

A recent University of Washington study has uncovered evidence that students develop heavier drinking habits while studying abroad. The study also suggests that these newfound habits may be hard to shake off back home.

When in Rome (a girl should date) says new book

Katherine Chloe Cahoon, author of “The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men”, talks to the Collegian about the ideas and experiences behind her new book.

Leave UMass, leave the country- better yet, study abroad.

Collegian columnist Hannah Grossman writes of her experiences in Europe last semester and hopes to give UMass students reasons to beat the application deadlines.

Sometimes, Europe Sucks

As his time abroad comes to a close, Nick O’Malley reflects on whether or not the decision to study abroad was a good one. The answer, though, is obvious.