Jun. 2, 2014—During this Maymester, we traversed through not only the German-speaking, Italian-speaking, and French-speaking parts of Switzerland, but we also rode a train up to Chamonix, France, where we spent a few glorious days in that most idyllic town.
May. 25, 2014—Hello dear friends! I am writing to you from the Monte Verita hotel in Ascona, Switzerland. Today, we learned about the potpourri of greats who visited this same mountain for the purposes of fleeing the confinements of general society while simultaneously seeking inspiration for new ways of living and learning about the relationship between the self and the world. Marsha taught us about modern dance from the Laban method, so we danced an impromptu movement choir in an empty swimming pool. Then we hiked for perhaps five hours, during which time, we visited a goat farm, sampled some of that farm's handcrafted cheeses and sausages, played with the baby goats and cooed at a few ducklings, and were visually astonished by the view at every clearing. Just a typical day in the life of a Switzerland Maymester student.