Study Abroad

An uplifting trip: Habitat for Humanity Portugal

Nine Penn State students from three different campuses — Schuylkill, University Park and Harrisburg — were charged with helping to build the exterior walls for a home of three in the city of Amarante in the northern Portuguese district of Porto, where they discovered, “Te deixas sempre um pouco de ti e lleas also contigo” — "You always leave a bit of you and always take something with you." The students traveled to Portugal as part of a Habitat for Humanity International Global Village Trip to Amarante, Portugal, May 5-14, thanks to a grant from Penn State's Student Engagement Network.

Penn Staters visit Portugal

A group of Penn Staters proudly pose in front of their Portugal-based Habitat for Humanity build site. Front row, left to right: Jaqueline Beltran, University Park; Raquele Amato, Penn State Schuylkill; Tesi Washington, Penn State Harrisburg; Rogerio, Habitat for Humanity Portugal construction coordinator; Gabriel, partner family - Angela’s son; and Marla Stoner, Penn State Schuylkill. Second row, left to right: Madison Altmyer, University Park; John Sloane, University Park; Ian McGowan, Penn State Schuylkill; Alyssa Hatter, Penn State Schuylkill; Angela, partner family - Gabriel’s mother; Alex Bengel, University Park; Florbela Ferreira, Habitat for Humanity Portugal host coordinator; and Bryan M. Valentine, Penn State Schuylkill staff.

Penn Staters visit Portugal

A group of Penn Staters proudly pose in front of their Habitat for Humanity build site in Portugal.

Front row, left to right: Jaqueline Beltran, University Park; Raquele Amato, Penn State Schuylkill; Tesi Washington, Penn State Harrisburg; Rogerio, Habitat for Humanity Portugal construction coordinator; Gabriel, partner family - Angela’s son; and Marla Stoner, Penn State Schuylkill.

Second row, left to right: Madison Altmyer, University Park; John Sloane, University Park; Ian McGowan, Penn State Schuylkill; Alyssa Hatter, Penn State Schuylkill; Angela, partner family - Gabriel’s mother; Alex Bengel, University Park; Florbela Ferreira, Habitat for Humanity Portugal host coordinator; and Bryan M. Valentine, Penn State Schuylkill staff.

Butterfly

There is no shortage of beauty (or wildlife) in New Zealand, and Nico even captured an image of this gorgeous little butterfly.