Author - Jamie Rudd

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Finding My Place as a Freshman
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How I Spent the Summer Before College
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The Anatomy of a Chaotic Semester
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Post Study Abroad: Moving Forward Without Leaving Behind
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“Life-Changing” Doesn’t Even Begin to Cover It
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The Perks of Learning Thai in Thailand
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Five Unexpected Experiences I’ve Had Studying Abroad in Thailand
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My Summer as an Urban Fellow
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Vocational Bliss: My Summer Internship at Writers & Books
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Kicking Off a Summer in Rochester

Finding My Place as a Freshman

Among the typical anxieties about beginning college is one that seems to rise above all the rest—Is this really the right place for me? This complex and bothersome sentiment is often accompanied by other equally vexing concerns about starting a new life as a college student: Will I make friends? Will I be homesick? Will the[…]

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How I Spent the Summer Before College

In just a few days I’ll be making the journey home to Oregon to attend my brother’s high school graduation. While I’ve decided to stick around for another lovely summer in Rochester, I’m lucky enough to have a job that’s given me a few days off to celebrate this important milestone in my little bro’s[…]

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The Anatomy of a Chaotic Semester

It’s here. The end of spring semester is upon us and somehow (likely due to the fact that I stretched myself a bit too thin this term), I’ve gone three months without blogging. To make up for my unfortunate hiatus, I’ve decided to write about the things that have kept me oh-so-busy this semester. While my[…]

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Post Study Abroad: Moving Forward Without Leaving Behind

It’s been nearly three weeks since my study abroad program ended and I said goodbye to Thailand. Since then, there have been plenty of joyous moments that go along with coming home—reuniting with friends and family, holiday celebrations, eating Mexican food…. Yet, the past three weeks have not been without a good dose of reverse[…]

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“Life-Changing” Doesn’t Even Begin to Cover It

Before I arrived in Thailand for my semester abroad, I had only a vague understanding of the program I was about to embark on. Sure, I’d read over the short descriptions provided on the Center for International Education Exchange (CIEE) Khon Kaen website and talked briefly with a few friends who had participated in past[…]

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The Perks of Learning Thai in Thailand

Over the past two and a half months, I have come to deeply appreciate many aspects of my study abroad program. As a participant in the Thailand-based CIEE Khon Kaen Development & Globalization program, I have loved everything from my bi-monthly homestays and group research projects to my journalism assignments and adventurous weekend excursions. But[…]

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Five Unexpected Experiences I’ve Had Studying Abroad in Thailand

When I decided to spend a semester in Thailand, I had a few vague expectations for my trip. I knew that I’d probably eat some bugs, get caught in a monsoon rain, visit beautiful temples, make meaningful connections with the other people in my program, and of course, learn about some of the biggest globalization[…]

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My Summer as an Urban Fellow

As I set out for a semester abroad, my summer has officially come to an end. But oh, what a wonderful summer it was—full to the brim with engaging learning opportunities, an incredible internship, and countless adventures. I couldn’t have asked for a better three months, and I have Rochester’s Urban Fellows program to thank[…]

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Vocational Bliss: My Summer Internship at Writers & Books

I fell in love with Writers & Books the moment I stepped foot onto 740 University Avenue. Located in the heart of Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts, the building is beautifully crafted and exceedingly charming. A former turn-of-the-century police station designed by Rochester architect Claude Bragdon, the W&B building is a three-story brick masterpiece complete[…]

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Kicking Off a Summer in Rochester

It’s now been over a month since I finished finals and summer 2015 is in full swing. After a couple stressful weeks of studying and paper writing, I headed back home to Oregon for a short visit and some much needed relaxation. But a week and half later, I was back at Rochester, where I’ll[…]

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