An Unaffected Home by Rachel Powers ’21

Rachel Powers ’21
Global Entry Semester Program, Dijon, France
Fall 2017

My hair was wet when I left the house today. The crisp autumn air quickly rolled around my neck, today absent of a scarf, and down my spine. We had our first snow. Not the dangerously cold kind where the world is left in a horizontal blur, but the tentative, powder kind that rests for only a few minutes before disappearing almost as quickly as it came. It seems as if I’m constantly chasing after time that slips beyond me. It was a grounding reminder that today, I am here. Continue reading

Learning from my Mistakes by Rachel Leonard ’19

Rachel Leonard ’19
Majors: Latin American Studies & Anthropology 
 (Santiago), South America
Spring 2017

Hi everyone! My name is Rachel Leonard, I am a junior studying abroad in Santiago de Chile. As of November 16 I have about 20 days left in my semester, and since I am getting sentimental, I thought I would share with you some of the things I have learned in the hopes that you can learn from my mistakes, or at least have a clearer sense of what studying abroad has entailed for me. Continue reading

“Only One Month in, and I Feel We’ve Made an Impact” by Park Cawley ’19

Park Cawley ’19
Majors: Environmental Science and Mathematics
Round River South America: Chile – Patagonia, South America
Spring 2017

Most people, myself included at the beginning of my trip, perceive Patagonia to be this pristine and untouched wilderness in South America. The iconic Fitz Roy in Cerro Torre is the unmistakable logo for Patagonia; the company and the region. However, through working with Round River in Continue reading

Ɛte sɛn [“what’s up”]! by Marnay Avant ’18

Marnay Avant ’18
Majors: Sociology & African-American Studies
CIEE Arts and Sciences, Legon, Ghana, Africa
Spring 2017

Ɛte sɛn [“what’s up”]! Unlike the majority of Colby students, I chose to study abroad in Legon, Ghana during my junior year. I attended the University of Ghana (UG), an institution with over 40,000 students, through CIEE’s Arts and Sciences program. As a Sociology and African Continue reading

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