Monthly Archives: March 2011

Experience in France has Profound Impact

Crosscurrents: “Dans tous les pays du monde, quand on n’est pas Français, on est étranger.” “In every country of the world, when you’re not French, you’re a stranger.” – Joseph Arthur de Gobineau Brian Kested ’12 – Before I left … Continue reading

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Really Intense French Lessons while in Montpellier

Steven Rowe ’12 – I have been studying abroad in Montpellier, France for a little over two months now and my experience has been incredible. True, the 16 hours of French every week at the Institute for Foreigners can become a … Continue reading

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Appreciating the Economics, Science of Whiskey

Nick Smith ’12 – The main attraction last week was a tour of a Scotland distillery. I am flabbergasted with the economics and science behind whiskey distilling. Distilling takes approximately 48 hours, but the actual whiskey takes twelve plus years … Continue reading

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Fraternity Brothers Show Up For Nice Surprise

Yangnan (Paul) Liu’ 12 – It was totally a surprise when I received a text message from one of my fraternity brothers inviting me to come and hangout with the rest of the FIJI group in midtown Manhattan in the … Continue reading

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Interesting to Live Politics, Scandal in France

Pete Robbins ’12 - The weather is finally warming up in Paris, so the black of overcoats is no longer the only color on the sidewalks.  Although it was still great, Paris was surprisingly somber in the winter.  Now, however, the … Continue reading

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Absorbing Culture; Playing ‘Holi’

Andrew Kunze ’12 – This past weekend in Jaipur was easily the best yet; it was Holi, the Hindu festival of colors. Holi celebrates the victory of good over evil in a Hindu story about an evil king, Hiranyakasipu. He … Continue reading

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Art and Becoming a Walker!

The MoMA Fantasy Yangnan (Paul) Liu ‘12 - As an Art major, I understand the huge difference between paintings reprinted on our textbook and the actual work. Since I came to New York, I have been dreaming to visit Museum of … Continue reading

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