Staying Fit in College

In the United States there is an infamous epidemic that targets first year students known as the freshman 15. These are the average 15 lbs (7 kgs) that many students tend to gain in their first year of college. A study by Web MD even found that on average, a fourth of a college freshman […]

Living on a University Campus

When watching movies or TV shows about the American college experience, one of the most glorified aspects are the residence halls or dormitories, often referred to simply as dorms. Prior to my first year in college this was one of the aspects I was most nervous, yet excited about. Would I get along with my […]

Cultural Adjustment in the United States

The first time I went to America, I was 16 years old. Following a last minute decision, I was allowed to tag along with my parents who were going as part of an official trip to various parts of the country. We travelled right from New York to Syracuse, to Chicago, followed by Washington DC […]

Reflections on University after Studying Abroad

This past year I studied abroad at UniversitĂ© Paul ValĂ©ry in Montpellier, France for two semesters, a total of 8 months, through a program from my American university, Mount Holyoke College. During my time at UPV I went through a lot of ups and downs. I made conclusions, had them challenged and came to new […]