Blimey, Wash. U. housing is expensive: A (semester-long) expatriate’s lament on campus housing

SOCIOECONOMIC ISSUE: What if I told you that you could save thousands of dollars for a semester in housing and food costs by studying in Central London instead of St. Louis? No, the United Kingdom has not suffered the biggest financial crisis in modern history, and, no, St. Louis has not suddenly transformed into the new Manhattan.

| Staff Writer

Wash. U. gave us more winter break, now help us use it

With the new school year comes a number of changes, one of which might be particularly exciting to students: Washington University’s winter break has been extended to one month and three days, eight days longer than last year’s three-week-and-five-day winter break. A longer winter break opens up a number of previously unrealistic opportunities for students, but the University has yet to add resources to coincide with our lengthened free time.

Claudia’s Counsel: A bunch of my friends are going abroad next semester and I’m really worried about staying in touch and being on my own

Question: A bunch of my friends are going abroad next semester and I’m really worried about staying in touch and being on my own. What should I do?

| Scene Editor

Semester Online adds international courses, mixed student interest

Students no longer need to study abroad to benefit from the unique offerings of schools far from the landlocked state of Missouri.

| Contributing Reporter

Study abroad as a language requirement

This time last year, I was 5,000 miles south of St. Louis, navigating the city of Santiago, Chile, studying alongside students of Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and living with a family that welcomed me as one of its own. After six months, Chile and the people I developed relationships with became a new home.

Jacqueline Boyle | Contributing Writer

Student launches SU presidency campaign from abroad

In an unprecedented move, a student is not only running a write-in campaign for Student Union president, but he is doing it from more than 5,000 miles away. Junior Sean Dula, an architecture student currently studying in Florence, announced his campaign on Facebook early Tuesday morning. The Justice slate, of which he is the only […]

New program offers immersive theater experience in New York City

Wash. U.’s Performing Arts Department is proud to present its new program held at the Primary Stages Theater in New York City. Performing Arts Department playwright-in-residence Carter Lewis says that the program has been in the works for the past year, but now it is finally ready for student enrollment. It offers courses that extend far beyond Wash. U.

Claudia Vaughan | Contributing Writer

University seeks to re-open study abroad programs in Egypt

While Middle Eastern nations look to move past last year’s widespread political unrest, schools across the United States, including Washington University, are struggling to evaluate the prospect of reinstating their study abroad programs in the still unsettled countries.

| News Editor

Psychology department to test out new Copenhagen study abroad program this spring

Study abroad options for psychology students are broadening this year with a new pilot program in Denmark. The program, led by the Danish Institute of Study Abroad (DIS) in Copenhagen, will offer psychology students academic opportunities they are not able to have on the Washington University campus.

| Senior News Editor

The chances of death in a foreign country

If you have been reading the news for the past, say, 100 days, you know that the world is going to hell at any moment. Students have been caught in crises in Egypt and Japan, and while the U.S. government has been pretty good about getting people out, that doesn’t limit the amount of danger they were in at any one time.

| Forum Editor