Archive for Stories From Abroad

Freshers’ week: a freer, more alcoholic orientation

Freshers’ week: a freer, more alcoholic orientation

Posted On: September 18, 2015

I can’t remember what my freshman RA told my hall during our initial meeting, but I can assure [...]

Embracing confusion in Japan

Embracing confusion in Japan

Posted On: September 18, 2015

About a month ago, Netflix officially arrived in Japan. This means any American college student should feel some [...]

Half the battle

Half the battle

Posted On: September 08, 2015

They say preparation is half the battle. [...]

A Scottish orientation

A Scottish orientation

Posted On: September 01, 2015

During my summer internship at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, the other interns and reporters often joked about my [...]

From Buddhist temples to baseball diamonds: A Japanese beach adventure

From Buddhist temples to baseball diamonds: A Japanese beach adventure

Posted On: July 27, 2015

Sure, it was cool to see the Sea of Japan, but really, the coast was just a lot [...]

A night of grilling and ‘thrones’

A night of grilling and ‘thrones’

Posted On: July 12, 2015

Once rowing season ends, my teammates and I get together as much as possible to fight off withdrawals. [...]

Fighting unpaid labor one article at a time

Fighting unpaid labor one article at a time

Posted On: July 01, 2015

In addition to my summer internship at New York Public Radio, I have not one, not two, but [...]

Confronting Jefferson in the Library of Congress

Confronting Jefferson in the Library of Congress

Posted On: June 20, 2015

The scene is an Enlightenment paradise. You may be in a library, but you’re really in a church [...]

Summer reveals a Britain steeped in history and purpose

Summer reveals a Britain steeped in history and purpose

Posted On: June 14, 2015

Every country has a mythology of some kind, and this is theirs: the lush countryside, the quiet life [...]

Seeking to live in, not visit Manhattan

Seeking to live in, not visit Manhattan

Posted On: June 14, 2015

I’m currently snuggled up on my cozy 30-year-old New York University mattress, exhausted from walking seven miles around [...]