NEWS 10/3/12 10:16pm

London Design Festival continues city's art legacy

LONDON — During the weeks following the close of the Paralympics, visitors to Trafalgar Square, a cultural center in the city of London, found an interesting object in the middle of the square: a large black metal orb. To passersby, it probably looked like an eyesore, but to those emerging from it, this exhibition was eye-opening. The artistic display, called “BE OPEN Sound Portal,” was just one of more than 300 events set up by The London Design Festival, which ran Sept.

OPINIONS 10/2/12 8:55pm

Correspondents' Corner: Paradox in Paradise

DAKAR, SENEGAL — Goree, a picturesque island just two kilometers from Dakar’s harbor, provided my first refreshing escape from the busy, dirty city of Dakar to a serene, beautiful island still dotted with colonial era buildings and cobblestone paths.

NEWS 10/1/12 9:39pm

Stockholm v. Copenhagen

[twocol_one]  COPENHAGEN   [/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last] STOCKHOLM   [/twocol_one_last] [twocol_one] Cultural Diversity Nearly everyone you pass on the street looks very similar and very Danish — tall, blonde, slim, high-cheekboned — except for a number of Turkish immigrants.

NEWS 9/25/12 1:20pm

A Real-Life Princess

"She explains the whole line; the family name and she looks it up on Google," Elon freshman Max Rudisser says.

NEWS 9/24/12 8:07pm

Correspondents’ Corner: Playing the Role of Foreigner

SEVILLE — Perhaps it is the colorful city map peeking from the corner of my purse, my tendency to walk in the green bicycle lanes or lack of incredibly bronzed skin that gives me away as a foreign student in Spain. It can be difficult to ignore the inquisitive glances I receive when I’m obviously stumbling my way through the halls of the University of Seville.

NEWS 9/20/12 9:33pm

Study abroad trips to Egypt permitted post-revolution

Students are able to return to Egypt to study after the height of Egypt’s 2011 revolution closed Elon University's abroad program at American University in Cairo. Students who attended a recent interest meeting with a representative from AUC could be the first from Elon to study in Egypt since the program was suspended.

NEWS 9/20/12 9:23pm

Students take a spin with the tango

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – One of the first things students studying abroad in Argentina encounter is the prominence of the sensual and sultry dance: the Argentine tango. The tango, which is as much of a mixture of cultures as Buenos Aires itself, made its first appearance in the capital city right around the same time as immigrants from all over Europe as well as the gauchos, or cowboys, from the provinces. Each group brought with it its own developed form of dance.

NEWS 9/20/12 9:21pm

Taste of the World

Elon study abroad students are discovering cultural foods, drinks and customs around the world. From the unique foods to the classic dishes of their current country, thy are giving their taste buds a tour of the culture. Les petits gouts: Mini pastry pleasures by Claire Mayo MONTPELLIER, FRANCE — France’s culture, passion and identity revolves around its food.

NEWS 9/18/12 8:56pm

Outnumbered: Language barrier in Barcelona

My journey to Barcelona was uneventful.  I packed everything I needed, didn’t forget my contacts and made both of my flights with time to spare. But one image stuck in my mind. As I was going through security in the Boston airport, I noticed an older man and his son directly in line directly behind me.