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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 c...

‘Becoming’ Nepali: stupas and studies

‘Becoming’ Nepali: stupas and studies

February 7, 2018

Over winter break I was one of 16 students travelling to Nepal that learned study abroad is not just a purs...

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 year. But for those juniors,...

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 happen. Think ab...

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...

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...

Ecuador trip sparks activism at UVM

Ecuador trip sparks activism at UVM

February 24, 2016

After returning from a study abroad trip to Ecuador, two students are sharing  what they learned wit...

‘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. That being said, they don’t ...

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, according to the New York...

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 around Burlington that you alwa...

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 th...

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, family and from every...

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