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Seven fantastic reasons to go on an EMU cross-cultural

Each year, EMU offers three or four semester-long cross-cultural programs to destinations all over the world. At some point during their time in college, slightly over half of all EMU students study overseas for a semester. Additionally, up to a half dozen three- to six-week programs are offered every summer. Between the two options, a large majority of students at EMU study abroad to fu ...More

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Why I marched for 10 hours with farmers in Colombia

This essay by senior writing major Lani Prunés pertains to an experience she had while on her EMU cross-cultural in the spring of 2013. Lani is a native of Philadelphia, where she is active in Oxford Circle Mennonite Church. All along, Colombia’s leading politicians have told the leaders of displaced peoples in rural regions to be quiet about their struggle to survive. Last A ...More

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Philly Students Miss City Buzz But Like Harrisonburg Feel

For many, Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) is the obvious choice. Maybe they’re already settled in the Shenandoah. Maybe their parents call EMU their alma mater. Perhaps they’re looking for an upright, clean-living husband or wife. But the choice wasn’t so obvious for me. I am the daughter of Puerto Rican parents, born and raised in Philadelphia. Yes, I belong to a Mennonite chur ...More

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Writing Major Offers Real World Prep for Many Fields

The following article is republished from The Weather Vane, the student newspaper of Eastern Mennonite University. Hello. My name is Lani, and I am a writing major. No need to be alarmed. I am just like you, only one day I’ll graduate with a major so superior, interviews will be held in banquet halls around tables laden with nectar and ambrosia, and all job offers will be insc ...More