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Long Island Fun!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Well, this week I am back at my internship in Boston. It's definitely strange though, since my supervisor is on vacation until my last day. Needless to say there is not much work to do, which is fine by me! This past weekend I went down to Long Island to see my friend who just graduated from CU Boulder. Since I was abroad last semester, I haven't seen him since December, so it was really nice to finally get to see him! It was a really relaxing weekend, and we just hung out by the pool and made some delicious Italian food (he was an Italian major) and hung out.

Julia
Italian • Boston, MA

Tips, Tricks & Ideas

Sunday, July 22, 2012

 

By now most you of, regardless of whether you are freshman, returning students or transfers, are probably getting really excited to move to Boulder. Maybe you’re moving into a residence hall or your first apartment, but I can guarantee that you’re probably wondering how in the world you are going to bring all of your stuff up to school. Clothes, bedding, and supplies…oh my!

Amanda
International Affairs | Political Science • Colorado Springs, Colorado

So many applications...

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

So many applications, so little time! I just finished my Virtual Student Foreign Service eInternship application (finally). This is the second year I'm applying, and hopefully I'll get it again! Last year I was assigned to make YouTube videos in Italian conveying certain aspects of American life and culture. I made a few videos, and even one about CU Boulder! My Italian friends loved it, and some of them are planning to visit! This year I applied to work more in Spanish, mainly with USAID or the American Embassy in Mexico.

Julia
Italian • Boston, MA

Anticipation and Excitement

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hello all! I cannot believe that it is nearly mid-July. Soon I will be saying goodbye to Denver, my job at the Colorado State Capitol, and summer and hello to Boulder, my new apartment and my Senior year.  I just cannot believe it! But I am extremely excited to get back to Boulder. Not just back to Boulder, but back to school! I know being excited to go back to school might make me strange, but it isn’t strange when you attend a university like CU.

Amanda
International Affairs | Political Science • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Another Busy Week...

Friday, July 13, 2012

Well, this week went by very slowly. And nothing much happened, to be honest! This week and next week I am working only at the pool, which is a lot of fun and a nice break from the office environment. My brother is a councelor at the camp that I work at too, and it's really fun to see how he interacts with the kids. Plus, the kids always love how similar we look and they think it's really cool that we work together. At camp it was "Holiday Week", which meant that every day we celebrated a different holiday, like St. Patrick's Day, Valentine's Day, and our birthdays.

Julia
Italian • Boston, MA

Busy Bee

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Well I finally started working my second job. I still work my internship in Boston from 8-2, and then I work my second job from 4-8. It gets pretty crazy, especially with so many tourists around Boston. Definitely makes the commute a bit slower! But it's a nice change of pace. I go from a strict office setting to teaching children swimming lessons. Total 180! But I enjoy both. The other interns and I were invited to a dinner at an advisor's house, and it was really fun. Delicious Italian food and great company...and no talk of work which was even better!

Julia
Italian • Boston, MA

America!

Friday, July 6, 2012

 

This week, we celebrated America’s 236th birthday. It was so nice to not only have a day off in the middle of the week, but to also take time to appreciate all that America is.

Call it American Exceptionalism, call it Nationalism, call it whatever, but I am proud to be an American.

Amanda
International Affairs | Political Science • Colorado Springs, Colorado

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

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