When we think about off-campus study, we don’t usually think about domestic programs. We don’t necessarily think of the important issues happening beneath our feet and around the corner.
Posted in Travel & Abroad
Autumn in Stockholm is … different. It’s not that it doesn’t exist – at least, the leaves change. But if you blink, you’ll miss it, and I guess I must’ve blinked.
A few weeks after I’d decided to spend my fall semester studying abroad, I realized that would mean I’d be voting absentee in my first general election. At that point, I didn’t know just how consequential this election would become.
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.