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Monday, August 6, 2012

 

Hello!

I’m currently writing from my new apartment in the Spanish Towers in Boulder, Colorado. I could not be happier to be back.

Being back in Boulder means that the end of the summer is just around the corner, and this means that I will have to say goodbye to my job at the Capitol.

How do I say goodbye to a job that had the best hours, gave me great experience and was in a prime location? Luckily, I have Boulder to come home to so I suppose it will make the goodbyes a little easier.

Amanda
International Affairs | Political Science • Colorado Springs, Colorado

What a crazy week...

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Well I think the title says it all! This week was insane. It was the last week of my internship, which was really sad because the two people I work with both went back to Italy today. But on top of that, someone got fired at my other job so I had to pick up an insane amount of shifts! I guess that is good and all, since I'm getting paid, but I'm having a hard time remembering when I didn't smell constantly of chlorine! Tonight was also my friend's 21st birthday.

Julia
Italian • Boston, MA

Happy birthday, Colorado!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

In case you haven’t noticed, I love Colorado. I love everything there is to do in Colorado, I love the mountains, I love pride, and this summer I grew to love the feeling of Colorado community. This has been an unusually hot and hard summer. Fires and tragedies called attention to our state internationally, but so did our pride.

August 1st is Colorado Day.

Amanda
International Affairs | Political Science • Colorado Springs, Colorado

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

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