University of Cape Town, South Africa
Hi, my name is Calli Umipig. I’m a junior at Arcadia University studying International Studies. My interests include cats, politics, and supporting causes that make the world a better place. I’m thrilled to be spending time in Cape Town and discovering new things about the city as well as myself!
Time is a concept rarely taken seriously when we’re young because we feel as if we have so much of it. Only when we don’t want something to end does mortality start to make sense and suddenly its all we can think about. Each absence between blog posts… More
If there’s one lesson I’ve learned very quickly while living in South Africa, it’s that nothing in the States compares to here. Sure, things are similar and the name may be the same, but they are definitely NOT the same thing. My first experience was… More
Benjamin Franklin once said, “History will kind to me, for I intend to write it”. Victors and successors have always been the ones to write the history books and that is no different here in Cape Town. For decades during apartheid blacks, coloureds, and… More
It seems like yesterday that I was lounging on my parents’ couch. I still lounge on the couch, but I do it with a view of Table Mountain and a palm tree in my front lawn. Cape Town, thus far, been a dream come true. Upon arriving, we were initially overwhelmed… More
As a college student, I’ve endured more icebreakers than I cared to participate in. Some are awkward, others are funny. Few are memorable, but they often achieve their goal of making an environment easier to adjust to. You may be wondering why I’m talking… More