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Style Spotlight: Lindsey Holdren ’15

Style Spotlight: Lindsey Holdren ’15

cade beck

February 16, 2012

Every week, The Pioneer searches out Whitties who bring an extra splash of fashion consciousness and sartorial daring to campus. This week's Style Spotlight: first-year film and media studies major Lindsey Holdren. Style Soundbites "My hat is actually my sister's: it's so old-fashioned, so I kin...

Second Thoughts on Carlos III

Erik

February 14, 2012

I've been told that some people thought my last post about school sounded disappointed.   I can see how that came across, but I just meant it to highlight some of the cultural differences between the United States and Spain that appear in the classroom.   Carlos III is a good school.   The students...

Walking Like an Aixoise: The Gradual Process of Cultural Assimilation

Richael Best

February 14, 2012

This is Richael Best, your trusty study abroad blogger, writing to you from Aix-en-Provence. I have begun my third week in France, and I'm starting to feel like I actually live here, like I'm not just another tourist. The days have started falling into a familiar routine, I'm fitting in with the family...

Elephant traffic, the Puppet Master, and a run-in with Ganesh

Elephant traffic, the Puppet Master, and a run-in with Ganesh

kateroberts

February 14, 2012

First off, my favorite piece of Jaipur eye candy for the week:   For a Saturday, I'm feelin' drained. Basically, today consisted of a jog that was really more of a three-mile hurdle, and a lunch party. Let me explain. Something I'm wondering about Indian women: how do they exercise? Societal wardrobe constraints here make it ...

Style Spotlight: Kalen Bergado ’14

cade beck

February 9, 2012

Every week, The Pioneer  searches out Whitties who bring an extra splash of fashion consciousness and sartorial daring to campus. This week's Style Spotlight: sophomore psychology major Kalen Bergado. Style Soundbites "[The keychain] is by this guy called Quarter, and he makes custom wallets, b...

A Weekend on the Côte d’Azur

Richael Best

February 7, 2012

For our first full weekend in France, IAU organized a trip to the Côte d'Azur for all of us on the program. Between Saturday morning and Sunday evening, we visited Nice, Cap d'Ail, Monte Carlo, Monaco, and St. Paul de Vence. Upon our return to the ice-covered rotonde in Aix, I was shocked to remem...

Stomach’s queezy, but the weather’s breezy

kateroberts

February 7, 2012

Hello, world! Writing from my new bedroom in Jaipur, a regal little city in the state of Rajasthan, India. Technically, I'm here with an SIT program studying sustainable development and social change, but let's be real: this is all about soaking up the food, language, and lifestyle of an impossibly diverse...

Arabic is confusing, and so are the University of Jordan exit gates.

leslimeekins

February 6, 2012

  Today was a very frustrating day for Arabic. You know those mornings where you physically wake up, but you're in a fog all day? That was me, and it didn't wear off until the afternoon. My already horrible Arabic vocabulary shrunk down to the level of an infant. I watched an Arabic children's show...

You Have a Small Face

You Have a Small Face

Sara Portesan

February 5, 2012

  I had to do it. It had been bothering me for weeks, months maybe. My host sister has hair down to her hips, but I can't stand it once it starts to pass my shoulders. But I am also lazy, so I let it grow and grow and grow and meanwhile I complain, complain, complain. But, I did it! I cut my...

First Impressions of Carlos III

Erik

February 4, 2012

I looked for a study abroad program that offered me the opportunity to direct enroll in a Spanish university.   I'm still confident that attending the Universidad Carlos III through Middlebury was the best decision for immersing myself in the culture and the language, but my first encounters with school...

Style Spotlight: Bella Zarate ’14

Style Spotlight: Bella Zarate ’14

cade beck

February 2, 2012

Every week, The Pioneer  searches out Whitties who bring an extra splash of fashion consciousness and sartorial daring to campus. This week's Style Spotlight: sophomore psychology major and double economics and Spanish minor Bella Zarate. Style Soundbites: "My shoes: I was supposed to go ...

Two Days in France: The Beginning

Richael Best

January 30, 2012

Bonjour, tout le monde! My name is Richael Best and I'm a junior English Major/French Minor at Whitman. I'm from San Francisco, CA, and I am studying with the Institute for American Universities in Aix-en-Provence, France for the semester. I'm living with a French host family and an American roommate...

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