Departure Diction: Words of Advice Before Takeoff

Arcadia Summer May 30, 2017

By Caroline George, Sydney Internship Program, Australia Light and concise—those are the words I used to convey my desired packing style to Mom. Light meant I couldn’t bring more than one medium-size suitcase. Concise rejected my hammock, paperback books… More

Pre-Departure Thoughts

Arcadia Summer May 30, 2017

By Nathaniel Burola, STEM Summer Research Dublin, Ireland As I write this blog post while resting in Santa Paula, California, I am overwhelmed by the excitement of finally being able to leave to Dublin, Ireland in order to start my summer research program… More

Long Journey to London

Arcadia Summer May 19, 2017

By Elisabeth Heyde, London Summer Internship, England The summer in between my freshman and sophomore year, I took French 103 in a small town in Provence called Arles. Arles is best known as where Van Gogh painted Starry Night and cut his ear off. I… More

If I Were on a Deserted Island

Calli Umipig February 24, 2017

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

Nervous and Excited

Melissa Hoey February 22, 2017

Between stocking up on months worth of sunscreen so I avoid becoming a walking tomato and figuring out how I’m going to fit my entire life into two fifty pound suitcases, I haven’t fully realized that in a few short days I will actually land in my new… More

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