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An Ode to New Paltz, 5 Years Later

By Maria Pianelli I started college five years ago this week. Five internships, two jobs, a degree and a mountain tattoo later, what a strange, beautiful trip it’s been. I began a city girl, embedded within the East Coast and never seeing more than what was in front of me. A dreamer, shy, head in […]

Anecdotes from Greater China

By Mike Provenzano I won’t say that going to China and Taiwan is like visiting a different planet, because it’s just not true. Sure, there are many differences in culture, lifestyle, and environment, but there are also many similarities. For instance, I went to a jazz club in Shanghai that reminded me of the Blue […]

Peers for Development: A New Avenue for Peer Advisement

By Joe Pisicolo  Not many would disagree that the concept of peer advising can provide unique benefits and effective results for students.  Like getting advice from a sibling or a friend, having someone similar in age and experience to use as a soundboard for your thoughts and concerns can be extremely useful.  A supplement to […]

Listen Up! The DOs and DON’Ts of Sharing Stories from Abroad

By Jessica Perry “This one time at band camp…” Now replace “band camp” with abroad experience. “This one time in Europe…” You know you’ve heard it too many times. And if you’ve studied elsewhere, chances are you’ve fallen prey to the abroad-stories bug. This can either work to your advantage, or not so much. I […]