Student Stories

We are made of stories

We are proud to share the compelling reflections of students on the centrality of the humanities in their academic and personal trajectories.

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Georgetown Humanities Initiative 2022-23 HALC Fellows

The HALC Students Fellows Program is part of the Georgetown Humanities Initiative. Our collective goal is to understand and to enhance the potential of the Humanities: Arts, Literature, and Culture (HALC) Core requirement as an introduction and gateway to the Cultural Humanities at Georgetown. 

Meet the 2022-23 HALC Fellows

Humanities Provide a Sense of Place

My humanities education at Georgetown provided me with this sense of place.  Though I fully believe that things like theater, literature, and music can be evaluated on their own, simply for what they are, I also believe in the ability of history and culture to lend meaning to them.

Read Julia’s Story

From a Love of Opera to a Love of Language

At Georgetown, I worked backwards from an interest in opera to develop comprehension and literacy in each constituent piece of an inherently interdisciplinary art form.

Read Harry’s Story

The Objectivity of Writing in the Humanities

Writing felt empowering for Ali; the ability to express views at a public level and see readers engage with it brought a surge of fulfillment.

Read Ali’s Story

“My time at Georgetown allowed me to further broaden my horizons and pursue my interest in different cultures through Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian courses.”

Martina’s Story