Letters to Home

Letters to Home

Letters to Home: I’m Listening to the Same Things

For those of you who have yet to study abroad, I’ll refrain from forcing a sermon down your throats;  the experience so uniquely affects...

Letters to Home: Bring a Broom, Because It’s a Mess

After interning this summer in Silicon Valley, I couldn’t have experienced more culture shock upon my arrival in D.C. (at least within the confines of...

Letters to Home: All the Boys Get Fat in the Middle...

Before I left Seattle to study abroad in Amman, Jordan, I vowed to myself that I would try as best as I could to...

Letters to Home: Lessons Learned in Chile

While all of you CMCers in Claremont were returning from spring break on Monday, I was celebrating my one-month anniversary with the city of...

Letters to Home: Reasons to Travel Solo

I was pretty sure the beads of sweat on my palms were trying telling me that I was a making mistake. What started as...

Letters to Home: Abroad Does Not Have to Be a Place

As I sit here in my flat on a typically gray London afternoon, I am left with an assortment of conflicted emotions. Naturally, I...

Letters to Home: You Have Options

You're thinking of studying abroad. You go down to the study abroad office, make an appointment with Kristen Mallory (one of my favorite administrators...

Letters to Home: Madagascar, Like the Movie

Madagascar: If you've seen the movie, you pretty much know what it is like to study abroad here for four months. Just like the...

Letters to Home: Hong Kong Thanksgiving Edition

So, I miss Claremont. Don't get me wrong—I am having a superlative time studying abroad in Hong Kong, but being away from the 91711...

Letters to Home: What I (Don’t) Miss About Green Beach

I lived in the same room on green beach (101, get at me) for the first two years of college. This semester, I traded...