College Cliches 101: Study Abroad

It is officially official! I have been accepted to study abroad at Maastricht University in their Public Health and Medicine in Europe program this fall. The university is located in Maastricht, Netherlands, and I could not be more excited. I am dedicating this post to my path towards Maastricht! When I was in high school the…

Un-Undeclared: the road to Junior Year

So towards the end of Sophomore year, everyone scrams and starts worrying about that impending struggle towards “real life.” Not that life isn’t real right now, but the reality of responsibilities are still a little vague, and most college students agree that the designation suffices. So on board this struggle, the decision has to be made:…

Juggling is difficult.

Being a college student can be too much sometimes. It’s already difficult to take three, four, or five classes and try to do well enough on each of them. When you add on club/organizational roles, being involved in all sorts of initiatives, papers, plans for the summer or the future, applications, meetings with faculty members,…

Splinters

The last two or three weeks have been crazy ones. My normal lifestyle of going to bed at 10:00 and waking up at 6:30 has morphed into going to bed between 1 and 3 AM, and waking up between 6:30 and 7, accidentally sleeping for an additional hour or so, and then rushing trying to…

Feedback

First, if you want some musical accompaniment for this post, I recommend this gem. Feedback is complicated. In English, feedback is an integral part of the learning experience, especially in creative writing courses. These courses typically involve each student writing and passing around pieces of creative writing (fiction, poetry, or memoir) and the homework for…

It’s about people, CGIU 2015

At the beginning of the month, I was attended the Clinton Global Initiative University for the forth time. This year was in Miami, a nice break from the New England winter that hasn’t ended yet, but also an amazing time to see my friends who I met at the conference the last few years and…