Le Printemps by Eenie Bernard ’18

Elizabeth “Eenie” Bernard ’18
Majors: English-Creative Writing; French Studies
Wellesley-in-Aix in Aix-en-Provence, France
Spring 2017

April in Aix is implausibly divine. The sky (each day!) is a cloudless and fading blue; if you look straight up, it’s a deeply bright cerulean, and as you trace the sky down towards the horizon, it gets increasingly softer and lighter. There is green everywhere, sprouting up between the smooth stones of the squares and webbing across the houses. Here, spring waits just Continue reading

A Weekend in Lisboa by Eenie Bernard ’18

Elizabeth “Eenie” Bernard ’18
Majors: English-Creative Writing; French Studies
Wellesley-in-Aix in Aix-en-Provence, France
Spring 2017

Bom dia!

In February, I spent a weekend in Lisbon, Portugal with four of my gal pals, and it was honestly one of the best weekends I’ve ever had. Our airbnb host told us that in 1775 a huge earthquake struck the city and almost the entirety of Lisbon had to be rebuilt; countless masons from all across Europe joined in the process of reconstructing the city, resulting in the wonderful amalgamation of buildings Continue reading

I Chose to Study “Abroad” in the U.S. by Gabriella Deconti ’18

Gabriella Deconti ’18
Majors: Environmental Policy; Government
The Washington Center
Spring 2017

When Colby gave me the opportunity to go abroad my freshman year for the Global Entry semester, I jumped at the opportunity. I had the most amazing time discovering the rich history of Dijon, France. I learned a lot about myself, as well. My first time away from home also happened to be my first time Continue reading

Ask an Expert: How to Get Hired for Studying Abroad, interview conducted by Caroline Tegeler ’16

Slide1Caroline Tegeler ’16, who now works for El Nomad in Ecuador, recently interviewed Alisa Johnson about “putting your abroad experience into action”. Alisa is the Director of the Career Center, College and Student Advancement here at Colby.

Read the interview here:  “Ask an Expert: How to Get Hired for Studying Abroad”

2016 Global Images Photo Contest

Slide1Thank you to all students who submitted their beautiful photos and congratulations to all our winning photos!!  This year we received 36 photos submitted by 24 students.  Photos were judged not only on the picture but also the student’s description/interpretation of the photo based on the category descriptions.  There are 4 categories with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each category.  The 1st place photos are shown below.  To view all photo submissions and to “like” your favorites, check out the Off-Campus Study at Colby College Facebook page. Continue reading

Round River Conservation Studies in Botswana by Kaggie Orrick ’10


Unknown-7Kaggie Orrick ’10

Round River Conservation Studies
Botswana Program Leader
Round River Conservation Studies – Botswana

From a young age I knew that I wanted to work in the outdoors and hoped my life would be full of great adventures and experiences. When I came to Colby College I became an Continue reading

Outreach with the Guías y Scouts by Isabel Holland ’17

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Isabel Holland ’17
Major: Environmental Science
Minor: Education
School for Field Studies: Sustainable Development Studies, Costa Rica
Spring 2016

Reposted from SFS News From The Field blog

After a week-long break, we returned to the center feeling refreshed and ready to continue on with the last few weeks of our semester. On Friday we began our Direct Research preparations with a day of statistics classes. Saturday we had the opportunity to participate in community outreach. Over the course of the semester, our outreach activities have included a language exchange with local students, a day-long stay with a local family, sports with the neighbors, and volunteer hours at a recycling center in central Atenas and the university, as well as at a turtle rescue center. Continue reading

Saying Goodbye to my Second Family by Cate Johnson ’17

30661Cate Johnson ’17
Majors:  French and Global Studies
Hamilton College, Paris
Full Year 2015/2016

 

As my yearlong stay in Paris draws to a close, I have been reflecting on what I will miss most about this incredible city. I can easily say that my wonderful host family has been one of the most positive and enriching aspects of my time here. Continue reading