Study Abroad

C of I goes to Europe: A Student’s Perspective

Emily Jane Traub, a sophomore religious studies/creative writing major, gives a firsthand account of her recent trip to Europe over the January Term. Professors Federica Francesconi and Steve Maughan led Traub and her fellow students on a journey to learn about “Early Modern Identities in Paris and Venice.”

Click here to check out photos from Paris and Venice on the C of I Flickr page!


 

A Brief Trip to the Empire

Sausage. Mulled wine. Red Cabbage. Certainly, such warrior grub would stagnate and get boring after a few days, right? Nope, think again. There’s something to be said for Hungarian tenacity, especially when it comes to making and eating food.

Kitchen Hero Ep. 1: N.Ireland, Italy, and Spain

As it turns out, I like cooking. I’m also a native English speaker in a house full of people who, well, aren’t. Thus, I’ve established a system: I proofread their papers and help them with homework, they teach me tasty recipes. It’s the holiday season and you’re going to be eating anyway. Why not impress your friends and family with something new? Here are 3 dishes to get started with, 1 desert, 1 light meal, and 1 behemoth heavy meal that will keep you full for days. Just two things to note: 1) Vegetables in the UK are really small when compared to what we have in the States.

The Happiest Man

I’ve come to realize that I’ve always lived a high strung life, one full of self-induced stress and procrastination, masquerading as motivation and drive. And for a long time, it’s worked. I’ve always convinced myself that I can’t do work unless I’m staring the clock down, seconds from midnight, with my mouse cursor hovering over the “Submit” button. Dangerous, I know.

Not Your Father's Hallowe'en

It’s not called Halloween here, it’s Hallowe’en. The apostrophe makes it that much spookier.

It makes sense that with all of the clubs and bars near the University, Hallowe’en would be a pretty big deal. College students, the weekend, and a holiday: the perfect storm. It’s not just us crazy kids though. The entire city was decked out in cobwebs, zombies, sugar, and streamers, all compensating for the fact that it’s been pretty quiet here recently.

So, what did I do this Hallowe’en?

C of I group studies culture, healthcare in Ecuador

The students walked in one by one until all 12 occupied a chair. Chatter filled the classroom air, embodying their anticipation. The following day, at 6 a.m., they would arrive at the Boise Airport—the first stop on an eye-opening, three-week journey to South America.

For the first time, College of Idaho biology and Spanish professors Dr. Luke Daniels and Dr. Jennie Daniels will lead a Spanish for Healthcare Practitioners study tour in Ecuador. The goal of the trip is to provide students with a “cultural perspective on wellness and health.”

Greetings from Northern Ireland

This is my third Thursday in Belfast, and things are good.  The hardest part of being here was getting here, so now that I’ve been on the ground for a few weeks, I’m feeling pretty settled and ready to get started.

T-Minus One Week (Sort Of)

It’s the first day of school at C of I, and I’m not there. Instead of heading to class, I’m trial packing my suitcases to see if I can indeed, fit five months worth of clothes, shoes, and dorm items into two suitcases. So far, so good. I guess this means that I’ve been grossly over packing for the last three years; when I moved out from the Village last spring, it took three carloads.

Hello From the Far Side of August

Greetings, and welcome to my third and final year of blogging. This is normally the time I’d re-introduce myself and give you a rundown of my involvement with the College, but this year will be a little different. Namely because I won’t be going back to College of Idaho. 

For a semester, that is. 

End of the Year Shakeups

By this time next Friday, I’ll be done with my junior year of college, and will be ready to bid adieu to classroom time at the College until February. In the meantime, I’m running around getting signatures for my graduation application and study abroad forms, finishing up papers, and studying for finals.  I’m also about to undertake the arduous task of moving out of the Village, which I’m hoping to tackle in increments. 

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