Category: Student Voices

Alternative Spring Breaks and Alternative Education

By Claire Buesser, SED 2016 This March, I led a service trip to Phoenix, Arizona. The Alternative Service Breaks (ASB) program with the Community Service Center at BU sends students on similar trips throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico – students who would rather spend their break on a farm or in a soup kitchen […]

Out of the Comfort Zone

By Meghan Williamson, SED 2015 Last semester I studied abroad in Quito, Ecuador to complete my student teaching practicum. The experience was life changing, as many people who study abroad can attest to. However, it was not just studying abroad in a different country that made this experience affect my way of living. It was […]

Life in Ed House

By Katarina Kretchman, SED 2016 It’s around that time again when returning students make decisions regarding next year’s housing. This is always a stressful process because there are so many options and factors to consider. I often think back to three years ago when I was facing this decision for the first time. I had never […]

Late Night College Conversations

By Debra Regensberger, SED 2017 When I began looking at colleges I was apprehensive about a lot of things: classes, my major, and most of all, having friends. BU is a large place and it can be scary thinking about all of the people who go here, and how to meet people. I was lucky […]

Interview with Stephanie Gonzalez, Director of Student Services

Interviewer: Emily Talley, SED 2016 MEET THE DIRECTOR: Emily: How long have you lived in Boston? Stephanie: I’ve lived in Boston since Fall 2007 when I first moved to BU to attend SED. I’ve moved from Boston to Brookline to West Roxbury, where I currently reside. E: How many years have you been with Boston […]

A Trip to Gingerbread Land

By Sarah Symes, SED 2016 This summer, I had the opportunity to work for Youthworks, an organization that runs mission trips for middle and high school students. I was hired to be one of the two service coordinators in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where my responsibilities included reaching out to different community contacts, coordinating service projects, and […]