When I was first looking into colleges, I ignored anything having to do with studying abroad. I knew I wasn’t interested – not because I didn’t think it would be valuable, but because I thought, I’m spending so much time and energy figuring out where I should live and study for four years of my life – why spend an eighth of my time in college not even there?
I've since changed my mind.
Off-campus study programs are a wonderful way to get out of Gambier and gain more worldly and scholarly experience at different institutions. But OCS is not for everyone.
Former Quintessential Kenyon blogger Mia Barnett ’15 traveled to the Sundance Film Festival as part of her job with award-winning director Ondi Timoner. She shares her experience here.
I think that I’m a bad person. Back in the day I used to roll my eyes at seniors opting out of club meetings or skipping articles I assigned them on the Thrill because they were working on comps. But I was so wrong, so naive. Comps are hard.
I’m only a few weeks into my first creative writing class at Kenyon, but already I’m slightly overwhelmed and increasingly thrilled by this unexplored side of Kenyon. I’ve traced my thought process from these past five weeks below to give you a sense of what I’m experiencing.