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.
Why I'm Glad I Made SLU My Home
Times flies when you’re having fun, and oh has it flown by. As my sophomore year comes to an end, I am thinking about the first time I visited St. Lawrence. I knew then that there was no other place I would like to spend the next four years of my life, and boy was I right. St.
Being an International Student at St. Lawrence
I was born and raised almost my whole life in South Korea. I say 'almost' because I attended a Korean elementary school, lived in Canada from 3rd to 7th grade, and then went back to Korea and attended an international school until coming to St. Lawrence.
Take Me to the River
While St. Lawrence is typically thought of for its northern locale, there are certainly days in the early fall and late spring that feel more like the peak of summer. On these bluebird days, one of my favorite things to do is to spend time around the Grasse River, a tributary of the St.
Bursting My “SLU Bubble”
I never thought I would struggle to adjust to a place as much as I did at St. Lawrence. After all, I had travelled to various countries, attended international schools all my life and attended boarding school in a whole different country. Uprooting was my thing, it came easy to me.
How New Zealand Changed My Life
I always knew that I wanted to study abroad, so when the opportunity presented itself for me to spend a semester in Dunedin, New Zealand, it almost seemed too good to be true. St.
As a senior in high school, I was wide-eyed and confused by the college process. I visited school after school, hoping to have that “aha” moment, the moment I would know I had found the perfect fit. I went on countless tours and sat in on innumerable info sessions.
Hana's Declassified SLU Survival Guide
If you are anything like me and love this place (or want to love this place), I have a few things that you might find useful. Here, are some of my insights into how to maximize your time at this "hidden gem.” 1) Recognize your privilege, and make good use of it!
A Major Decision
A lot of people think they know what they want to study when they go off to college. Many times this can be stressful for students, and they may not end up enjoying their major, which can lead to higher stress and lower grades.
Eating Our Way Through The North Country
My favorite part of St. Lawrence are the friends that have become family over the course of my time here. At home, we have family dinner every night; the same goes when we’re all at school.
Eight Things Every International Student Should Do at St. Lawrence
I was born and raised in a tiny country in Southern Africa called Swaziland. I attended a national primary school in the capital city of Swaziland, and for my secondary education I attended an international school called Waterford Kamhlaba, which was also in the capital city.