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Host Family Lifestyle

Living in a host family abroad is definitely a change from whatever lifestyle you may have being a student. First of all, there’s dinner at a normal hour, versus going to the cafeteria around 5 pm and eating as much … Continue reading

A Year Away

I went into study abroad intending to come back in January (after 5 months), as most K students choose to do. By the beginning of December, however, I knew I wouldn’t be ready to leave at the end of January … Continue reading

“Hi” from India

I was told over and over again that I would suffer from “culture shock” when I returned to the United States from studying abroad in Strasbourg, France. But it turns out, I didn’t have time for that. Just a week … Continue reading

Tales of Travel Part II

Five months and twelve countries later, I have finally completed my semester abroad. I ended my last post in Amsterdam and will start this one in Belgium, where a friend and I somehow, after much trouble, managed to book a … Continue reading

On Moments

College, stereotypically, is a time for academic rigor and social fun. Balancing these often can define your time in college. I find myself fluctuating between having an amazing time and being incredibly anxious about my academics. However, I have found … Continue reading

Minnesota Dreamin’

Recently, we celebrated making it halfway through the quarter with a winter break day. Instead of spending my day in bed, watching Netflix and eating cookies, I drove to Minnesota. As the Layout Editor of the College’s newspaper (check out … Continue reading

The Professor Presence Privilege

Some days you wake up and you just can’t take the heat. Whether it’s sickness or exhaustion or just needing a mental health day, sometimes you just need a day off. Kalamazoo College, like most small liberal arts colleges, is … Continue reading

The SIP: Step One

Whether you choose to go abroad or stay on campus, winter quarter begins the long process of the Senior Individualized Process, or the SIP.    I’ll be honest, I am extremely nervous. During winter quarter it is advised that you … Continue reading

On Missed Opportunities

I hesitate to write another post about being at K while everyone else is abroad, but the reality is that even if you don’t choose to study in another place during your junior year, you will constantly be hearing about … Continue reading

My Adventures in Documentary Filmmaking

One of my favorite classes that I’ve taken at K is Documentary Filmmaking.  It’s a field that is closely tied to my concentration in journalism, and I found that applying the skills I’ve learned in journalism to a genre of … Continue reading