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 “An Unaffected Home by Rachel Powers ’21”

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 “Learning from my Mistakes by Rachel Leonard ’19”

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

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

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 “Le Printemps by Eenie Bernard ’18”

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 “2016 Global Images Photo Contest”

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 “Saying Goodbye to my Second Family by Cate Johnson ’17”

An Amazing Time to be in Cuba by Henry Levine ’17

Unknown-3Henry Levine ’17
Majors:  Spanish and Psychology
IFSA Butler: Universidad de La Habana Program, Havana, Cuba
Spring 2016

It is an amazing time to be in Cuba.  After mildly electrocuting myself trying to turn on a light the first day, I began acclimating myself to Cuba.  Cars from the 1950’s and 60’s serve as taxi cabs now, able to take you from one part of the city to another for a mere 40 cents. Continue reading “An Amazing Time to be in Cuba by Henry Levine ’17”