by Michelle on 03.25.2013
Last spring, I surprised myself. I had just settled into a relatively steady lifestyle (at least for a Yale student). I could finally navigate the dining hall, pick a final schedule from ten potential classes without breaking a sweat, and easily (well, maybe not that easily) write a ten-page paper. I had “conquered” college.
by Alisha on 03.05.2013
Hopefully, your application season is winding down (fingers crossed!), For us, application season is just starting. Luckily, it’s mostly for fun things—summer internships, fellowship opportunities, and study abroad.
by Shamillah on 04.05.2012
The Yale University New Asia Exchange program (YUNA) has, without a doubt, been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my sophomore year. The program brings together 8 Yale students and 8 students from the New Asia College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) to engage in cultural exchange for a total of one month. Four months ago, we began planning to host our fellow program participants. We organized meals for our peers as well as different activities, both academic and casual for the students.
by Shamillah on 02.16.2012
During the fall semester, I was selected to participate in the Yale University New Asia (YUNA) Exchange Program. It was extremely exciting, especially because I will be going Hong Kong over spring break in TWO WEEKS! I also got to meet amazing students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and their stay on Yale Campus this January brightened up my days!
by Emily on 02.05.2012
Last you heard from this traveling blogger, I was discussing the meaning of a deferral (if you haven't seen it, do check it out, and I hope you guys are holding in there). But behind the scenes, I was also scrambling to finish my papers, studying for finals, packing up my room at Yale, and jumping through hoops to obtain a French visa (French bureaucracy… yeesh) before the 15th of January.
by Lamtharn on 10.14.2011
“I felt at home when I visited Yale”
Wait…you WHAT? You “felt” at home when you visited Yale?
Like many of my friends back in Thailand, I applied to colleges in the US not knowing what the students were like and what the classes felt like, let alone having seen the campus itself.
by Shamillah on 09.02.2011
There are a lot of wonderful things that are attributed to Paris. The people with their engaging French accents and unrivaled devotion to wine, their ever-famous crepes with almost every kind of flavoring from nutella to raspberry sauce. There are also the more physical attributes such as the Eiffel Tower (yeah, we grow up hearing about this one), the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre, all sights that tourists frequent without fail. But all of these things are synonymous with the outsider.
by Joshua on 07.21.2011
I've been here in Quito for the past three and a half weeks. But today, for the first time, I finally felt like a Quiteño, a native of this city.
by Joshua on 07.08.2011
As the world transforms into a cloud-computing world, humanity has grown increasingly more digitized, more captivated by technology, and more enamored by the beauty of the instantaneous. Don’t get me wrong: I am just as infatuated as any other nineteen-year-old college student. But what if none of it ever existed? What if you could stop sending every digitized piece of your life into the cloud? What if you could touch the clouds?
I've always had a fascination with defying gravity.
by Emily on 06.29.2011
Despite how jetlagged we were after our nine-hour red eye flight, the first few days in Ghana were our most busy. From getting a crash course in pidgin, to visiting the UNICEF Ghana headquarters, and to spending a few days in the tropical paradise of Cape Coast, it was quite the whirlwind experience.