Part of the Kenyon experience is realizing that the strangers you meet during that first semester are, as cliché as it may sound, a second family.
Yesterday morning was my first day of class as a Swedish Program student at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). Just as I did on my first day at Kenyon, I allowed myself ample time to get to class. But instead of a leisurely morning stroll across a quiet college campus, my morning commute involved half an hour on the tunnelbana (metro), wedged shoulder-to-shoulder with Swedes heading into the city for work.
History is happening in Ohio and we just happen to be in the greatest village in the world.
The morning I moved to Kenyon as a first-year student, I remember feeling butterflies in my stomach as I woke up in the hotel room my parents and I were sharing.
It’s hard for me to believe that three years ago I was getting ready to leave my hometown of Atlanta and head on up to the Hill for an incredible adventure. As members of the Class of 2020 prepare for their Kenyon debut, I thought I would offer some advice for navigating Orientation.