Author - Charlotte Pillow

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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?
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Allergy-Friendly at Rochester
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Meliora Weekend: Year 2!
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Meeting Rochester Off Campus

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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Allergy-Friendly at Rochester

There is an exciting, new addition to the dining services at the University of Rochester! (Drum roll, please…) The gluten-free pantry at Douglass! Keeping up a gluten-free diet, whether for medical reasons or a personal choice, can be difficult when you are first taking control over your eating habits. Having the gluten-free pantry is super[…]

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Meliora Weekend: Year 2!

The Pillow Family came back in Rochester for my second Meliora Weekend as a student. (Here’s a recap of my first year.) It was quite the adventure. Highlights from this year’s weekend were the huge white letters spelling “MELIORA” on the quad and all the perfectly circular blue and yellow balloons. Friday Presidential Symposium with Ken[…]

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Meeting Rochester Off Campus

  Don’t have time to visit campus? No worries—there are tons of ways to “meet” Rochester without traveling far away! The admissions interview During my interview at the off-campus admissions event in New Jersey, I broke into a coughing fit. I was so nervous that I choked on my own words! Let my experience be a[…]

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