Author - Charlotte Pillow

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Preparing for a College Interview
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You’re Invited! Overnight Hosting at Rochester
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Student Spotlight on Summer Internships
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Dorm Decorations 2k17
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35 Things Study Abroad Gave Me
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My Study Abroad Experience, as Told by Drake’s “More Life”
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Reflections on Study Abroad
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The Pillow Family Goes Abroad!
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Put the “Study” in Study Abroad
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Saving & Spending Abroad

Preparing for a College Interview

As you’re narrowing down your choices for college applications, you may start visiting campuses and want to learn more about your top few. An interview is an exciting part of the college application process, and I would definitely recommend incorporating one into any college tours you take, if available. Interviews can certainly be nerve-wracking. I’ll be[…]

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You’re Invited! Overnight Hosting at Rochester

Last year I had the pleasure of hosting a high school senior named Emma on campus. She spent a Wednesday night and Thursday morning with me to get a feel for college life at the University of Rochester. We tried our best to check out the details of our campus while also experiencing a “normal”[…]

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Student Spotlight on Summer Internships

I reached out to fellow University of Rochester juniors about their summer internships, jobs, and travels. I am so impressed by the range and depth of the positions they held. Out of the six friends I surveyed, three stayed in Rochester for the summer and three went back home. Two worked in different cities, and two[…]

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Dorm Decorations 2k17

I can’t believe the summer is already gone, but I’m excited to have moved into Gale (one of the upperclassmen dorms on campus) with five of my closest friends on campus. I’m living with the same girls I roomed with during my sophomore year. Our dorm for our junior year is a suite in Gale[…]

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35 Things Study Abroad Gave Me

1. An inspiration for fashion. 2. Amazing friends! 3. The chance to start new habits. 4. A preference to use active transportation. 5. A passion for caring for the environment. 6. An interest in studying cigarette smoking habits. 7. A deeper understanding of noncommunicable diseases. 8. Aspirations to travel even more. 9. Fascination with the British royal[…]

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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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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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The Pillow Family Goes Abroad!

As an extension to my annual blog posts about my family visits for Meliora Weekend, here is the story of my family’s visit to London, England! My family visited during my midterm week and spring break weekend, and during their spring breaks from high school and work. We had an absolutely beautiful week weather-wise and[…]

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Put the “Study” in Study Abroad

One thing I wondered about before arriving in London was how I was going to juggle studying with exploring, experiencing, and traveling. My classwork experience in London has been more relaxed than my semesters at Rochester. My courses have lots of readings to be completed before each class. However, the readings are less referenced in[…]

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Saving & Spending Abroad

(Refresher: I’m studying abroad in London this semester.) Preparing to study abroad includes getting ready to spend and save money in a new country. On campus, you can pay for anything with your ID card. Plus, food is already sorted out and lots of events on campus are free or at least super cheap. On[…]

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