Six months in China presented a series of small challenges. I won’t lie. I was incredibly nervous before my departure. I grew up in a small town and had never traveled anywhere by myself, especially not outside of the country.
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iSPY SLU - How You'll Find SLU Wherever You Go
When I was a little kid, I used to love to play the game iSpy on long car rides. My older brothers would take turns giving me “iSpys,” to guess. Usually they were all very simple: “iSpy something blue.” “The sky.” Bingo. “iSpy something green.” “The trees.” Yup.
Seven Best Swimming Holes Near Campus
Summer may be over, but we still might have a few warm days left! Before the snow falls, take advantage of the last days of warmth. Get out and explore some of the great swimming holes we have around campus. Here is a list of the seven best swimming options I have found while at St. Lawrence.
Advice from a 2018 Grad: How To Jump-Start Your Career at St. Lawrence
This blog was originally published on August 10, 2017. I have made some edits (italicized) to include tips on how to land a job as a recent graduate. Working in the Admissions Office at St. Lawrence, I have come across some questions that are asked on almost every tour.
My JYP: Living and Learning Community at St. Lawrence
Leaving a country with endless rolling hills sprinkled with sheep, pristine blue water, and sublime snowcapped mountains broke my heart.
A Home Away From Home
I arrived at St. Lawrence on a Monday afternoon with four suitcases, my frantic family who had no idea what we were doing in the United States instead of Europe, and questions about what to expect from the next four years. When applying to colleges, I had no real idea where I wanted to go; all my life I had planned to go to London, England, for higher education, but somehow I convinced myself that I should go the United States instead.
London to SLU: Missing the Little Things Abroad
Last spring semester, I participated in St. Lawrence's London Program and excitedly stepped onto my plane thinking about the incredible opportunities about to come my way.
Two Snickers and a Vegetable Samosa
Have you ever had a gut feeling that things were about to go wrong? As if something just wasn’t lining up? Take that instinct, add 7,719 miles and a two-plane airport at the base of the Himalayas and you have my Spring Break.
A Letter to My First-Year Self
I take great pride in saying I have finally mastered the art of college. I know the shortcuts to my classes, exactly how much I can sleep in so I still have enough time to finesse my eyeliner before class, and I know exactly what times to avoid the Student Center to miss the afternoon “rush hour.”
How to Make the Most Out of Your First Year at SLU; To The Class of 2022
Next week, St. Lawrence will become home to a new group of students, so I thought I would share my 10 tips with the Class of 2022 and other new students on how to make the best out of your first year here at SLU. 1. You Don't Need to Have Your Major/Career Figured Out
A Summer in Canton: 10 Weeks as an Admissions Intern
This summer I made the choice to live in Canton and work as one of the six interns in the Admissions Office.
A Note to Incoming Students Interested in Biology: Why I Love the Biology Department (And Why You Might Love It, Too)
Congrats! You have decided that SLU is the place for you. You have chosen your FYP, you know your roommate, and you have registered for classes. You may still not know what you want to major in. Maybe you think you know, but you just aren’t positive.