Fall 2015 London Housing Meeting: What Type of Housing is Right for You?

londonsmallOne of the decisions a new SU London student faces is choosing between pre-arranged housing and independent housing. But we’re here to help! All Fall 2015 London students are welcome:

Thursday, April 9, 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Watson Theater.

Get answers to these questions:

Do I want to do the pre-arranged housing?
Do I want to do independent housing?
Which is better?
What are the differences?

Unsure which housing option to choose? Learn the pros and cons of both housing options from former students!

Chilean Film Series: Wednesday, March 25

chilefilmseriesCome check out the final movie of the three-part Chilean Film Series! No, a 2012 film starring Gael García Bernal, takes place in 1988 Chile when military dictator Augusto Pinochet calls for a referendum to ensure his continued power. The leaders of the opposition persuade a young advertising executive to head their campaign. The team conceive of a bold plan to win the election and free their country from the oppressive state of Pinochet. The movie is in Spanish with English subtitles. Refreshments will be provided. Best of all, SU Santiago Director Mauricio Paredes will be introducing the film!

Stop by: Wednesday, March 25th, 5:30 p.m., Hall of Languages Room 205

Millennials in China: Ask Your Questions About Beijing!

morefoodWhat is it really like to live, study, and work in Beijing? Hear from students, recent grads, and faculty about life in the world’s newest superpower. Take part in a discussion with our panel and bring your questions!

All topics explored!

  • Beijing’s thriving social scene
  • Air pollution
  • Internet restrictions
  • Language barriers

Panelists include:
Samantha Ho – SU Beijing alum and S.I. Newhouse School of Communications junior
Norman Kutcher – Professor of Chinese history and long-time Beijing resident
And more!

Friday, March 20
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Hall of Languages 500
Refreshments will be served

Sponsored by SU Abroad & Work In Asia
Questions? Call Mary Fedorko 315-443-9424

SU Abroad Student Spotlight: Shaheem Valentin

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One of the most common struggles for students abroad is learning a new language or even new slang. In his blog “Perdido in Translation,” SU Santiago student Shaheem talks about his experiences in both Ecuador and Chile, especially highlighting the differences in his language lessons.

On learning to speak Spanish, Shaheem writes:

“Being in Ecuador makes me more confident in more Spanish; I am realizing that I know how to say a lot in Spanish and even some random words like zipper (cremallera) or dream-catcher (atrapasueños).”

From the mundane to country-specific slang, Shaheem is delving into the Spanish language and finding the intricacies that accompany it. To read more about Shaheem’s travels visit his blog here.