Letters to Home

Letters to Home

Letters to Home: Solitude, Lessons, and Figs

“Yes, I’m having a great time!" "Istanbul is amazing!" "I’m so happy that I’m abroad!”More often than not, I use a slight variation of one...
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Letters to Home: The Case for Sticking It Out

Like Charlotte, I’ve traded the typical abroad experience for a 50-hour work-week, Saturday classes, and a 20-hour weekly commute on our Silicon Valley Program....

Letters to Home: Twice I Tried to Write About Studying Abroad...

I. Nouns Roland Barthes is writing about music and grains and fully body experiences. It’s a Tuesday morning and the Spanish boy in my class...

Letters to Home: SVP vs. IST

I have a funny joke for you: what's the difference between Silicon Valley, California and Istanbul, Turkey? Everything! I can absolutely say that my commute to...

Letters to Home: Take a Risk

The Washington D.C. semester program bears little resemblance to spending half the year studying abroad. You work 40 hours a week, maintain a normal...

Letters to Home: Bursting the Bubble

I am sitting atop a three-rung marble staircase, leaning against an intricately corrugated base that supports a formidable bronze statue. The sculpture depicts a...

Letters to Home: What’s in a Class

When I initially thought about where to study abroad, the program in Thessaloniki, Greece stood out to me because it sounded like a Greek...

Letters to Home: It’s Going to Suck

So you want to study abroad. Good! Half of CMC students study abroad at some point during their college careers – why shouldn’t you?...

Letters to Home: Take a Break

My girlfriend says that when we go hiking together she can’t stand the number of breaks I take. I seem to speed ahead –...

Letters to Home: When Vikings Attack

One thing I never understood about old myths, legends, and fairy tales was the obsession with the forest. Why did everything strange or evil...