Students, imagine this: the beating sun teaming up with choking humidity on the hottest of August days; hordes of young people with glow sticks on a lawn; organized events around a stage scheduled sporadically throughout the day. It could be a music festival. But in fact, it was Boston College’s very own Welcome Week. If…
“Now boarding flight 203.” That’s the third time I’ve heard that sentence—or some variation of it—in the last three hours. Within the past 24 hours, I’ve had one flight canceled and more delays than I’d like to count. I’m more than ready to get home before I have to leave the country. I’ve gone as…
“During the quiet moments where I would get to hold the fact that my experience was so unique—like a bus ride back that I’d have by myself—I’d just think about how I had been so wonderfully welcomed into the lives of people who didn’t necessarily have to welcome me.”
The Office of International Programs (OIP) announced in an email Wednesday that due to imbalances in the number of Boston College students studying abroad during the fall and spring semesters, the University has decided that limits will be placed on “each semester and program for students studying abroad.”
“Soon enough, you’ll be tossed into the world as a new graduate with a full time job and rent payments, and you will crave those study days in O’Neill with stacks of case studies to read alongside your goofy best friends from freshman year.”
After a semester abroad, Alec Rescigno shares his experiences living in Switzerland, from attending U.N. meetings to traveling the rest of Europe.
It’s a personal choice, and different for each individual, but I am confident at this point in the semester in my decision to stay at BC. I think about the new relationships I’ve formed. I think about the fear, sadness, anxiety, and pain that I’ve learned to overcome on my own.