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Griffins Around the Globe

Griffins Around the Globe


Last year, Gionna Pembroke ’20 studied abroad at CHC's partner institution in Belgium, Howest University. Gionna's story, told from her perspective, is one of discovery, friendship, and enlightenment.

L to R: John Trudeau, Sister Mary Elizabeth Clark, Sen. Bob Casey, Terry Trudeau and Mark Clark pictured in Casey’s office.”

Mary Elizabeth Clark, SSJ, recently met U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in Washington, D.C., to discuss the reauthorization of a program that provides protection and greater public access to national parks and recreational sites.

Trachanda and Gloria in front of CHC shuttle bus

On September 12, the Global Education Office welcomed Gloria Lupo Pasini, a representative from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore — CHC’s partner university in Milan, Italy.

CHC students in Belgium

Last week, six Chestnut Hill College students arrived in Belgium to begin their semester-long study abroad experience at HOWEST (University College West-Flanders). 

Trachanda showing students slide show about studying abroad

Chestnut Hill College continues to expand its global partnerships, and with it, opportunities for CHC students to study away for a semester or academic year. To kick off the semester and welcome a new class of Griffins, the Global Education Office hosted a Study Away Information Session on September 13 open to all interested students.

Students watching slide presentation

The Global Educating Office recently hosted this semester’s first installment of the annual Travels at Teatime series, which gives exchange students the opportunity to share a taste of their home country and culture with the greater CHC community.

Laura Lupin glacier

CHC junior spent two weeks as a tour guide at the Matanuska Glacier, in Southcentral Alaska.

baby elephants in Africa

Just a few days after Commencement, six CHC students, including two newly minted graduates, will travel to Kenya for the trip of a lifetime.

Leeann Burke '16, left, poses with fellow intern, Emma, on top of the Hays Adams Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Leeann Burke ’16, a business administration and management major, understands the importance of an internship — not only for fellow business administration students, but for all majors.

UNAI conference

Students at Effat University in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia, and students from CHC, prepared presentations on topics ranging from fashion to civic engagement, sharing their knowledge with audiences nearly 7,000 miles apart.

Tomas Greer '16 faces an opponent during a match

Following a first-place finish at the U.S. National Karate Federation (USA-NKF) National Championships and USA Team Trials in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Tomas Greer ’16 advanced to the World Karate Federation (WTK) Pan American Championships in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where he earned the bronze medal.

fair trade event

For the fourth consecutive year, Chestnut Hill College will be hosting its annual sustainability conference, and for the first time, will be doing so in conjunction with the fair trade event happening on the same day.

Pope Francis' Visit Generates Excitement, Goodwill

CHC celebrated the events of the historical papal visit with many events on campus. Additionally, many in the community were fortunate to attend the events in the city, and have happily shared their unique stories.


As part of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC), Megan Welch ’15, and Nicole Carney ’15, along with education professor Marie Leahy, SSJ, took part in a true service-inspired trip with students from Marywood University, in support of the Bigwa Secondary School in Morogoro, Tanzania.

Global Studies students

All students at CHC must take the Global Studies course as part of their general education requirement. Section topics include global warming, economic inequality, terrorism...