Archive - June 2017

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Top Five Favorite Social Programs on Campus
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My Study Abroad Experience, as Told by Drake’s “More Life”
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Meet Your Graduate Head Counselors!
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Summer Before College
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Summer Chronicles: The Initial Nostalgia of Powerful Friendships
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Summer Plans (The How-to-Be-Productive Version)
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Reflections on Study Abroad
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Top Five Freshman Year Memories
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Visiting the George Eastman Museum

Top Five Favorite Social Programs on Campus

When I first came to college, I was worried that as a biomedical engineering major from India, I would never have the time or motivation to go out and socialize. Contrary to my expectations, that didn’t happen! The large number of activities organized at the University every week played an important role in my social[…]

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My Study Abroad Experience, as Told by Drake’s “More Life”

Drake’s latest album, “More Life,” came out during the final weeks of my study abroad experience. As I listened to the songs while walking to and from class, I realized that Drake must have created this album with me in mind, in celebration of a semester well spent. Drake’s album is full of dancehall and afrobeat[…]

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Meet Your Graduate Head Counselors!

Hello, everyone! My name is Dalayna Gardner and I’m one of your Graduate Head Counselors for the Pre-College Programs this summer. I am so excited to engage with you all this summer! About a year ago, at the University of California, Riverside, I completed my bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology. Now, I am a graduate[…]

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Summer Before College

The summer before college begins was probably one of the most emotionally contradicting times in my life. I was excited for a new experience to begin, but I was also nervous about the change. It was the first summer in my life when I did not have any assignments to worry about, but I still[…]

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Summer Chronicles: The Initial Nostalgia of Powerful Friendships

Well, there you have it: another ending is upon us. Whether it’s the end of a turbulent freshman year or walking to the end of the platform and collecting a diploma, the academic year has ended. That’s it. Bye. Or so you think. For some reason a rush of emotions begins to swell and suddenly[…]

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Summer Plans (The How-to-Be-Productive Version)

The summer is fast approaching, and you know what that means? It’s time to make plans to spend these 105 days productively! Whether you’re staying on campus, going back home, or traveling to a whole new destination, here are some things you can do to make this summer count!    1. Get a job or an[…]

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Reflections on Study Abroad

I’d like to reflect on three qualities that studying abroad has helped me develop, and how I plan to make the most of my remaining time in London. 1. Independence The number one character trait I’ve worked on abroad has been independence. I’m now cooking on my own, managing transportation and sightseeing on my own,[…]

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Top Five Freshman Year Memories

It’s summer, and I’m really sad to say that my first year at the University of Rochester has come to an end (it took me a while to acknowledge this fact). Though it was a blur, freshman year was filled with new experiences, friendships, self-discovery and most importantly, happy memories, and some of my favorite ones are[…]

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Visiting the George Eastman Museum

Recently, I spent a day with my friend, Rita, exploring Rochester. We spent part of our day exploring the beautiful George Eastman Museum and all it has to offer. Located on East Avenue in the Historic District, the George Eastman House and Museum can be found in one of the most beautiful and wealthiest parts[…]

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