Jun. 12, 2018—Hello again! Before beginning, if you have not yet read my post on our Maymester’s first stop, Geneva, Switzerland, be sure to check that out for more information on what a Maymester is and what brought me to Switzerland. So, to pick up where we left off, I travelled to Monte Verita with my class...
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.
May. 11, 2014—We hereby graduated all the seniors on Friday and sent them off to change the world and make Vanderbilt proud. We might have shed a year or two seeing them all grown up. I am certainly not ready for those farewells yet, but I too am going off into the world! This suitcase-living summer is going to be packed with travels to Switzerland, Texas, Ohio, and Maryland, and then back to school we go!
Sep. 2, 2012—This is my first official blog post as an Inside ‘Dore and I couldn’t be more excited! Before I start posting about my day-to-day experiences here at Vanderbilt, I figured that I should give you a little bit of information about who I am, what I like to do, etc. so that you can know whether you find what I like remotely interesting or not.