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Taking on Thailand solo

Taking on Thailand solo

February 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Life

Traveling alone can seem scary and intimidating, but after spending a week solo in Thailand, I’ve come to prefer it. My adventure began while studying in Wellington, New Zealand. I set my mind to traveling alone to a place I’d always dreamed of visiting: Thailand. I was nervous before my solo ...

‘Becoming’ Nepali: stupas and studies

‘Becoming’ Nepali: stupas and studies

Ali Barritt, Cynic Correspondent

February 7, 2018


Filed under Life

Over winter break I was one of 16 students travelling to Nepal that learned study abroad is not just a pursuit of education, it is a chance to become part of another culture. The three-credit travel study course in the department of community development and applied economics was led by Prem Timsina...

An experience of trying to study abroad senior year

Eva Bartels

October 26, 2016


Filed under Life

During this current semester or in the spring, the most organized and put-together of the junior class will be studying abroad. Those who usually think ahead and manage to keep up with deadlines were able to start their study abroad applications and have them turned in during their sophomore yea...

Tips and tricks for studying abroad

Camilla Broccolo

October 20, 2016


Filed under Life

Imagine this: every day you walk to class, you pass where Julius Caesar was killed, or the Vatican, or La Sagrada Familia or the Eiffel Tower. This could be the everyday life of a student studying abroad. If you’ve been thinking you need some time in Paris or Florence, here are some tips to make that happ...

Bonded over a broken down bus

Bonded over a broken down bus

Allie Parkin

April 8, 2016


Filed under Life

I’ve always loved a good adventure - I read a lot of books when I was young, following lone heroes on brave and arduous quests. These quests rarely ever started with overheated engines or drunken Spaniards starting dance parties on the upper floor of a crippled double decker bus, but I guess every adv...

Stuck in a Stockholm suburb

Stuck in a Stockholm suburb

Allie Parkin

February 25, 2016


Filed under Life

All college students know deep down that a month is not a long time. It certainly feels that way now, as I look out my window  at snow-covered playgrounds in the bustling city of Stockholm. At least, the part of Stockholm I’m living and studying in  – the quiet suburb of Bergshamra – b...

Ecuador trip sparks activism at UVM

Ecuador trip sparks activism at UVM

Jackie Flynn

February 24, 2016


Filed under Campus Life, Life

After returning from a study abroad trip to Ecuador, two students are sharing  what they learned with the campus community. Sophomore environmental studies majors Emma Trainor and Margaret Gish plan to start a club at UVM aiming to promote environmental alternatives they learned during their time abroad. The environ...

‘Thanksgiving’ spent across the pond

Hunter Colvin

December 1, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

As we all know, Thanksgiving is a very American holiday. And Canadian. And Liberian. And Dutch. And actually quite a few more countries. My point being, it is not celebrated in England. Although, according to the Telegraph, the Brits are starting to celebrate American Thanksgiving more and more. ...

UVM students in Paris confirmed safe, officials say

John Riedel, Staff Writer

November 15, 2015


Filed under News

For continuing updates on students studying abroad after the attacks, stay posted to www.vtcynic.com and follow us on Twitter on the hashtag #UVMinParis. [Updated 9:37 p.m., Nov. 15] In a night of chaos, terrorists killed at least 120 people across six different sites in Paris Friday Nov. 13, a...

Freshers’ Week: A week packed with music, alcohol and fun parties

Hunter Colvin

October 7, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

The British have a thing called “Freshers’ Week,” which is basically a week-long party. And when I say party I mean party, with famous DJs and more alcohol than anyone should consume. During the day, there are activities like paintballing, kayaking or beach trips. You know those things aro...

Study Abroad: My first few days across the pond

Study Abroad: My first few days across the pond

Hunter Colvin

September 22, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

You most likely know the crosswalk on Main Street between Athletic and Central. I mean, everyone who has ever been in Burlington knows that crosswalk. It’s the one where students cross whenever they feel like it because, hey, what car is going to hit a pedestrian in the crosswalk? There is a ge...

Study Abroad: a new adventure is about to begin

Hunter Colvin

September 14, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

In exactly five days I will be boarding a plane headed for England. For the next three months, I will be in Newcastle, England, studying, exploring, learning, and drinking (hello, drinking age of 18). It’s a little nerve-wracking. For three months, I will be in another country, far away from friends, ...

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