November has certainly been a busy month! We are now in the home stretch though, only about 1 week until the end of classes. The semester seems so slow week-to-week, but then you look back and it's all goneI Let's review the month of November.
November 2008 Archives
With Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror, it’s time for the final stretch of school. Over Thanksgiving Break I put in a lot of hours managing the two movie theatres I worked for over the summer. It was nice to see everyone from work and make some extra money, but I also find myself thinking about all of the homework and studying I could have been doing this past weekend…
Hey guys, so I just got back to my apartment from being home for Thanksgiving Break. It was great seeing my family, I realized how much I actually missed them when I went home this year, it's an aspect of your life that you don't really miss until you leave it for a long time and then go back to it.
As the semester is coming to an end I am trying to finish up papers and get ready for tests before winter break. I am studying abroad over the winter break in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. I am really excited to finally be studying abroad before I graduate in the spring.
I am going on a Global Seminar through the Learning Abroad Center, which means that I am going with about 25 other students and a professor from the University of Minnesota. My trip will be more focused on Marketing and have more of a business and cultural aspect to it. We met this week for our Pre-Departure Orientation and discussed travel schedules, safety and health tips, and general topics about the trip. It was really nice to meet our professor who is leading the trip and learn about his teaching style before we went, as well as meet some other students who are also going.
Another nice thing was that we received our syllabus and can start on homework and have an idea of the readings that we’ll do once we are there. I think that this will really help when we get there, since we’ll have a better idea of what to expect from pre-departure stuff. Anyway, I am really excited to be studying abroad, and can’t wait to share more about the experience after I’m back!
My Thanksgiving break started on Tuesday at 5:30 PM. I rushed out of our Ambassador’s meeting, not because I don’t absolutely love each and every one of my colleagues, but because I was extremely excited to go home.
With Thanksgiving less than 48 hours away I figured it would be all too appropriate to write a blog concerning how badly I "overstocked my plate" this semester. I am in Walter Library - I just finished two hours worth of physiology reading and am about to dive right into chemistry until the library closes at midnight. Some might consider this a busy night, but it is one of the many previously unknown rituals that I have suddenly become accustomed to this year. If only you knew. . .
WHAT'S GOOD?!?! How's everyone doing? Just wanted to let you guys know that I'm back in full effect!! After getting through those papers that I told you about in my last entry I wasn't really feeling the whole homework thing for a minute. I was just trying to kick it and chill out (which I did manage to do for a day), but then this past week came and it kind of changed my life...or at least my outlook.
Why am I writing a blog entry at 2:15 in the morning? Truthfully, I am not really sure why. I am in the process of writing a paper that is due tomorrow morning and am currently in the process of pulling an all-nighter in order to complete this task.
It seems lately that I don’t even have time to look forward to Thanksgiving Break. When I’m not in class, studying for class, reading for class, or meeting with professors about class… I’m getting ready for the American International Model United Nations Conference. Saturday is the beginning of four full days of debating United Nations policies for everything from economics to human rights to the environment and climate change.
Whats up? Im back again letting you know whats going on. Sorry again that it took so long to get back to you guys, but as the title says, I've been working on a couple papers for the past 20 days. Here's what happened.
I have five siblings, two nephews, no money, and Christmas is just around the corner, however I just got my passport and I am studying abroad winter break. I believe that studying abroad is something fundamental that every college student should experience. Unfortunately, not everyone has the finances to so, so I decided that this blog I'll talk about the great ways you can study abroad, despite insufficient cash flow.
The past few weeks have been jam-packed with things for me to do. I don't even know how I was able to get it all done.
This last Tuesday was Election Day and what a day it was. One fun place to be during a presidential election year is a politically active campus like the University of Minnesota. With the state capital being a short drive away from campus, and several politically active student groups like the University DFL and the College Republicans, it is easy to get involved in the political action.
In the afterglow – or aftermath, depending on how you look at it--of a weekend of fun with Halloween and Homecoming, campus is once again buzzing with the news of the election. Election Day was a perfect mix of sunshine and excitement as students meandered campus in their respective party’s paraphernalia.
Mom or dad ever tell you that you can be anything you want to be when you grow up? Well now you can believe anything is possible.
A year ago, I waited outside the Target Center to see the next President Elect of the United States speak in front of thousands of people.