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Bonnington Square -- An American Time Traveler in London

oberlin-alumni:

But before I wrote that piece, I found myself thinking back to the first time I lived in London, when I was twenty years old.   Back when Britain really was brand new to me.  It was an amazing six months, partly because of my beloved English professor David Young, who took me and twenty other Oberlin students to London.   He introduced us to the theater, but more than that, to good living and a certain relaxed relationship to intelligent conversation … he showed us that a life of the mind is a life of joy. 

Bee Ridgway ’93 in a blog post about her experience with the Oberlin-in-London program.

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oberlincollegearchivesstudents:

For those of you following this blog and wondering what happened to James, he’s in Berlin doing a semester abroad.  Here’s a message from him:  “I’m having a great time in Berlin. It’s an amazing city with so much history - I live only a block away from where the Berlin wall used to run along separating the entire city in half.”  Here he is (right) with a giant propeller (or is it a sculpture?).

Studying abroad? Have cool photos like this one? We’d love to see them!

oberlincollegearchivesstudents:

For those of you following this blog and wondering what happened to James, he’s in Berlin doing a semester abroad.  Here’s a message from him:  “I’m having a great time in Berlin. It’s an amazing city with so much history - I live only a block away from where the Berlin wall used to run along separating the entire city in half.”  Here he is (right) with a giant propeller (or is it a sculpture?).

Studying abroad? Have cool photos like this one? We’d love to see them!

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Oberlin Women's Lacrosse BLOG: Third-Year Simone Semester Abroad in India

oberlinwlax:

My first blog post from India! There is so much to say, and so much that can’t be described in words. I’ve been living and attending school in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India for about 6 weeks now. So many things that at first seemed strange are a part of my daily routine, but there are also new…

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qusqu asked: Hi, I have two questions. First of all, I am curious how many foreign languages are offered at Oberlin. Second of all, I would like to know funding works for Winter Term if you go abroad or if you need to fly somewhere but don't necessarily have the money for that. Thanks so much!

Oberlin offers Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Ancient Greek (EDIT: also Latin, thanks cowboykiller!) taught by professors. There have been intensive language courses in Ancient Greek, French, Italian, Russian, and Korean (EDIT: Also German! Thanks myladyemily!) offered for winter term, taught by students and faculty in the past. There are also a handful of language ExCos taught each semester, which change with the student instructors, but I’ve seen Klingon, Korean, and Swedish (EDIT: and Lebanese! Thanks myladyemily!) in the past few years.

Relatedly, you may be interested in learning more about the Oberlin Center for Language and Culture, led by Professor Sebastiaan Faber.

When it come to funding for winter term, the only option I currently know of is a selection of winter term grants and more info on those can be found on the Office of Winter Term website. Getting in touch with/visiting their office should also provide you with more ideas and possibilities, too.

EDIT: The Office of Career Services has shared with us a few other funding options. Yay for them!

All these funding options are listed (with relevant apps) at the bottom of the intern preparedness part of the career services website.

- Ma’ayan Plaut ‘10, Social Media Coordinator

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asia-house:

Today in Shipherd Lounge, Purvi Patel (Graduate Resident Director of Program Houses) and Daniel Tam-Claiborne (OC ‘09, Shansi Returned Fellow) spoke of their experiences studying in Afghanistan and China, respectively. Attendees ate pizza from Lorenzo’s and asked Purvi and Daniel questions about their experiences, including questions about culture shock and language barriers. The event was organized by Asia House RA Tania Mukherjee (‘14).

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