Tag Archives: College

Encouragement for a New Year

College students are dreamers: if we were not, why would we be in college? The path of higher education is one of striving for the knowledge and wisdom that equip us to do more than what we are currently capable of doing. Don’t we all dream of doing great things to make the world better? […]

Prayer: a musical analogy

  If you have ever heard an orchestra warming up, you may have noticed that the first sound to cut the silence is a sustained note played by a lone woodwind instrument. The tone calls out above the rest of the ensemble, hanging in solitude for a moment. Then, winds and strings rise to match […]

Faith & Prayer: new horizons for the same old blog

Why did I start this blog? Well, why does anybody start a blog? My first ever post back in the misty distance of November 2015 (my goodness, 2015?!) proclaims with all the confidence a freshman can muster that this blog will be a place for me to share stories, adventures, and advice during this four […]

St Andrews: the Close of a Chapter

Before it was the birthplace of golf or the home of Scotland’s oldest university, St Andrews was a place of holy pilgrimage. The magnificent cathedral which once marked the end of the journey for thousands of medieval pilgrims is no longer standing, the original relics of Saint Andrew have been lost, but the place retains […]

Fall 2017: A Semester Reflection

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! After a fantastic semester, it is great to be home for the holiday season! Many people are surprised to hear that Ohio is actually significantly colder and snowier than St Andrews. The combination of the mild but blustery climate of St Andrews and the balmy yet drizzly winters of […]

Meal Planning: a guide for the busy student

This time a year ago, I was twiddling my thumbs and obsessively refreshing my email inbox for the first indication of my housing assignment for the coming year at St Andrews. Unlike the rest of my W&M joint degree compatriots, I had applied for a room in Albany Park, a collection of blockish concrete, self-catered […]

St Andrews Semester 2: some highlights

Sixth months, it’s been sixth months since my last post! I certainly have not maintained the regular schedule of posts I had in mind when I first started this blog last year, but that is alright. If I haven’t written as much as I hoped to about college life and travel, it is only because […]

The Study Abroad Arrival Checklist

There are few things more exciting than watching foreign ground peek out from the fluff and fog of clouds as your plane descends. The moment you arrive abroad, you may find yourself either eager to explore and indulge in unabashed tourism or, if your have had a particularly long trip, ready to do nothing but […]

From American College to Scottish University: a Vocabulary Primer

One of the first things any student moving from one side of the Atlantic to the other will encounter is a wave of new academic vocabulary. You may find that some terms make sense and perhaps seem more logical than the terms you were used to, but others are plainly perplexing. Since these seemingly small […]

Dorm Room Inspiration

Move-in Day at St Andrews is a month from tomorrow, now would be the time to get excited (that is if I hadn’t already been ecstatic for the past six months).  Last week, I got my housing assignment and was delighted to be placed in my top choice. I will be living in a “self-catered” […]