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A Hidden View of the Colosseum with the London & Florence program

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Students on the ACM London & Florence program get an exclusive look underneath the Colosseum.

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A Novel Experience: Immersion in Writing and Culture in India

Jun 24, 2015

As a sophomore at Lawrence University, Peter Raffel wanted to study abroad. But where?

Peter Raffel and Sheetal Awate

Peter Raffel and India Program staff member Sheetal Awate.

"I just knew that I wanted to experience another culture and be outside my comfort zone," he recalled. "I was one of those people who wanted to jump in feet first and try something."

He not only jumped into the ACM India: Culture, Traditions, & Globalization program, but when he got to Pune he took another leap, this time setting his sights on writing a novel for his independent project.

Though it was a daunting task, Raffel's immersion in writing intertwined with his immersion in another culture to become an intense, all-encompassing experience. Read more


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