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…
Dispatches from Abroad: Week 1
“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…
DiBello Studies Gender in Ecuador’s Public Health Sphere
“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.”
OIP Director Says Most Satisfied With Abroad Placement
Nick Gozik, director of the Office of International Programs, said that just over 70 percent of students received their preferred program and semester this academic year.
University Applies Limits to Study Abroad Program
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.”
Viewing on Location Makes All the Difference
Arts Editor Jacob Schick describes how abroad changed him, and also how watching movies about a city while living in that city is a good idea.
Appreciating BC After 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.”
Stories From Abroad: A Diplomatic Semester in Switzerland
After a semester abroad, Alec Rescigno shares his experiences living in Switzerland, from attending U.N. meetings to traveling the rest of Europe.
From Strangers to Family
“I could have learned to love Venice and found all the beauty in my time abroad on my own, but when the best experiences in life are shared with friends, they take on a new life”
Before the Last Year at BC, a Reflection on Roads Not Taken
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.