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June 2012

Westside Pride

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Amanda
International Affairs | Political Science • Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Graduation Bucket List

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hello everyone! Sorry for the delay in posting, these past two weeks have been crazy. I started my internship, and it's really fun! I get to speak Italian all day and meet some pretty powerful people in the Italian government, and work on how to teach Italian to children. I also just finished working on the Italian Culture Week, which I actually help organize every year at CU Boulder! It's such a fun week, and Professor Torriani does such an amazing job putting it on every year. I can't wait for this year, the theme is awesome!

Julia
Italian • Boston, MA

International Student Videos

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Wardenburg Health Center in conjunction with the ISSS office put out the following videos to answer important and fun questions every international student asks at one point or the other. These videos are by current CU international students.

It's useful for everyone, not just international students:

What Do You Wish You Knew About CU and Boulder? 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oho1S6JfKVw&feature=relmfu

On Making Friends:

'Funmi
Environmental Studies, Geography • Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Don't Let Your Dreams Be Dreams

Friday, June 22, 2012

When I dream about what I will do after I graduate I dream of myself in fancy working women clothes, flying in a private jet, writing foreign policy that will change the world...I even dream of myself as being the Secretary of State.

Amanda
International Affairs | Political Science • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Growing Up

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

This past week as been pretty laid back, but pretty interesting at the same time. My brother had his college orientation over the weekend. Sadly he will not be becoming a Buff like I had hoped (he wants to stay close to home), but a Wheaton Lyon! I'm so proud of him! It was interesting hearing about his orientation and then thinking all he way back to mine. Hard to think that it was only three summers ago, but it already seems so long ago. I think the funniest part about my orientation was sitting next to a boy that I would end up hanging out with for majority of my freshman year.

Julia
Italian • Boston, MA

Colorful Colorado

Monday, June 11, 2012

Today, I was on the road at 6am driving from Denver to Colorado Springs for jury duty. Waking up early, commuting and participating in this particular civic duty could be a recipe for a severe case of the Mondays for some, but I enjoyed it. I25 greeted me with sunshine and I didn’t mind the views one bit.

I love Colorado.

Amanda
International Affairs | Political Science • Colorado Springs, Colorado

MAYMESTER + What to Expect from Me

Saturday, June 9, 2012

For the first (and last) time, I'm taking summer classes. The reasons being: I don't want to take 19 credit hours as usual during my final semester (Fall 2012) and would like to get much of the load out this summer. Also, I don't have an internship at home this summer so I might as well get 9 credits out of the way.

Anyway...

Summer classes are highly underated. I think everyone should take at least one before they graduate, especially during Maymester.

'Funmi
Environmental Studies, Geography • Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Summertime in the City

Thursday, June 7, 2012

My view of the Capitol from my parking spot

Summertime is in full swing! 

This summer has been such an adventure already.

Amanda
International Affairs | Political Science • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Back Stateside!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Well, I've been home for about a week. It's crazy to think that I got home only a week ago, but it already seems like months ago. The weather has been so cold and rainy that it's making it even tougher to not be on the tropical beaches of Alicante! I miss my host family a lot, and my Spanish friends. But it's been fun to be reunited with my friends and family here. 

Julia
Italian • Boston, MA