Author - Charlotte Pillow

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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
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To Go Or Not To Go… Study Abroad Decisions
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Rochester Appreciation Post
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Just Touched Down in London Town
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College Exams? Don’t Panic!
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What is Public Health?

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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To Go Or Not To Go… Study Abroad Decisions

“Do I really want to go abroad?” I asked myself. I had a tough time motivating myself to apply to study abroad. I whole-heartedly enjoy my semesters at the University of Rochester—I love our campus, my professors, the clubs in which I’m involved, and of course, my wonderful friends and suite mates. I weighed the pros and[…]

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Rochester Appreciation Post

Putting me into a totally new setting abroad has given me a cool perspective on my home University. I’ve spoken to lots of American students from other universities and lots of British students about their experience with “uni” as well. I’d like to share my thoughts with you on how I’ve come to appreciate the[…]

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Just Touched Down in London Town

I was truly a bunch of nerves the entire day before my 9:30 pm flight from JFK in New York to Heathrow in London. I was worried about forgetting a bag or missing my flight in the moment, but I was also worried about #fomo (fear of missing out, a fairly new term that I[…]

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College Exams? Don’t Panic!

Got your first college exam coming up? It’s time to assess your study skills and figure out which methods work best for you. Read on to learn about a few methods I’ve utilized while studying at the University of Rochester. Create a master notebook Integrate your notes from class with your notes from the textbook[…]

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What is Public Health?

Are you interested in the medical profession? In policy making? In current events related to global and national health? In helping others? Yes? Then, have you looked into a public health degree? I am a health, behavior, and society major, which is one of the five specializations within the public health major. There is a public[…]

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