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”

Taking the Libraries With You by Marilyn R. Pukkila

Marilyn R. Pukkila, Scholarly Resources and Services Librarian, Social Sciences and Humanities

To all those who are on their way to, or already arrived at, their off campus adventure, congratulations! We in the Libraries wanted to remind you that just because you’re off campus, it doesn’t mean you aren’t connected to the resources and services of the Libraries. In fact, there’s a web page just for you: http://libguides.colby.edu/offcampus Visit this page for information on your new location, and for guidance on using the Libraries’ online resources while you’re away. Let the explorations begin!

I didn’t have the crazy, life-changing experience that everyone talks about, but abroad did change me by Carli Jaff ‘16

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Major(s): American Studies / Educational Studies: Schools,Society, and Culture
CIEE- Seville- Teaching Development, Spain, Spring 2015

I was extremely nervous before I went abroad– I almost didn’t go. And there were some days while I was in Spain that I thought I shouldn’t have gone abroad. I didn’t think I could leave my comfort zone for 4 months and start completely anew. And maybe I was right– maybe abroad wasn’t for me. I didn’t have the crazy, life-changing experience that everyone talks about, but abroad did change me. Continue reading “I didn’t have the crazy, life-changing experience that everyone talks about, but abroad did change me by Carli Jaff ‘16”

I Found a Home in Oslo by Martha Holland ’16

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Biology Major / Chemistry Minor
University of Oslo, Norway
(Spring 2015)

I arrived in Oslo last January with two suitcases, three granola bars, and the address of my student village written on a piece of paper. In my mind, I was going to get to my flat, make myself a mug of tea, take the bus to Ikea for sheets and towels, and get some much-needed sleep. This plan was far too ambitious for my first day abroad.

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Jeg Elsker København (I love Copenhagen) by Alison Grover ’16

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Alison Grover ’16
Architecture Major / Anthropology Minor
DIS Copenhagen, Denmark
(Spring 2015)

I studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark during Spring 2015. I decided on the DIS Architecture Foundations program because it is such a hands-on design studio, and because Copenhagen has a great selection of modern Danish architecture. And I knew, going into the program, that it would be a great experience, not just academically. But I never expected to love the city and the Danish Continue reading “Jeg Elsker København (I love Copenhagen) by Alison Grover ’16”

Mora Mora, I miss you by Kate Riley ‘16

Kate Riley

Kate Riley ‘16
Psychology, Neuroscience concentration
SIT Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management (spring 2015)

After a couple of weeks back at Colby, its starting to feel like I never left. Classes and commitments have picked up speed, and once again, I find myself caught up in the whirlwind of what comprises life at Colby. Before I continue, I must disclose that I love being busy. I’ve always jam-packed my schedule, running (often literally) from one thing to the next. I can only sit still for so long, and slow summers drive me stir-crazy. Continue reading “Mora Mora, I miss you by Kate Riley ‘16”

14 Countries and 34 Cities, 5 Fun Classes by Vera Zhou ’16

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Vera Zhou ‘16
Environmental Science and Economics major
Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies minor
IES Abroad: Freiburg, Germany – Environmental Studies & Sustainability
(Spring 2015)

14 countries and 34 cities, 5 fun classes and sweet sweet Freiburg, it cannot be a better abroad semester for me. Now it’s time for me to go back to Colby and get ready to work a hell of a lot for the senior year. Thanks a ton, Germany/ Europe, for this amazing half a year. I cannot wait to get back to Colby and Foss food (not gonna lie, that’s the part I missed the most)!

— feeling blessed at Frankfurt Airport. Continue reading “14 Countries and 34 Cities, 5 Fun Classes by Vera Zhou ’16”

Welcome to Colby Around The World: The OCS blog!

Slide1storyteller quoteWe in Colby’s Off-Campus study office created this blog as a place to share stories, adventures, discoveries, thoughts relating to the off-campus study experience (especially, but not exclusively study abroad). It is intended as a forum where Colby students, faculty, staff, or parents can express and share the many aspects of the experience with others including other students, faculty, staff as well as friends, family and prospective students. Continue reading “Welcome to Colby Around The World: The OCS blog!”