The St. Lawrence abroad experience does not end when a student arrives back on campus.
Skylar Bergeron ’22 presented her Global Studies Senior Year Experience (SYE) Honors project this past week after participating in a semester abroad during the fall of 2021. “I decided to study abroad in Spain because I had heard amazing things about St. Lawrence’s Spain Program,” Bergeron says. “It was also an immersive and impactful way to complete my major.”
Bergeron’s project is titled “Exploring the Role of Queer Liberation in Establishing an Anti-Fascist Spain” and involves components from her off-campus study experience. “[Studying abroad] helped me wrap up my SLU career by providing an opportunity to conduct research.”
As a participant in the Weaving the Streets/People's History Archive project directed by Weave News and the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, Bergeron was able to do journalistic work in Spain and publish her reports with Weave News. “Studying abroad was one of the best experiences of my life,” she says.
Students in the Spain program first take intensive language and culture courses at University of Málaga. Then participants spend the rest of the semester in Madrid, taking classes at the Colegio Mayor Isabel de España and living with homestay families.
Global Studies SYEs are independent research projects where students can work closely with faculty on a comparative or transnational analysis based on original research and their chosen geographic and thematic concentrations.
Learn more about the Spain Program and the Global Studies department on the St. Lawrence Website. Learn more about the Weaving the Streets and People’s History Archive projects and the new Patti McGill Peterson-Weaving the Streets/People's History Archive Grant.