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″

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”

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 “A Weekend in Lisboa by Eenie Bernard ’18”

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

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 “Outreach with the Guías y Scouts by Isabel Holland ’17”

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”