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Letters from Abroad

Kevin Doyle ’16, Abroad Columnist

November 20, 2014

These days the headlines are all about America’s diminishing influence in the world. Most everybody knows how China’s economy is on the rise and America’s geo-political hegemony is being challenged by Russia. But there is...

Letters from Abroad

Kevin Doyle ’16, Abroad Columnist

November 14, 2014

My host mother recently lectured me on the “schizophrenic genius” (as she called it) of all great leaders. Stalin, Napoleon and even Hitler in her mind were all slightly mentally unstable, but that little touch of madness...

Letters from Abroad

Elizabeth Lanigan ’16, Abroad Columnist

November 6, 2014

I’m in my third week at Oxford, and going into my fourth week of living in England, and it all feels mundane and surreal at the same time. I’ve settled into the routine of my tutorials and lectures, but I still get a giddy...

Letters from Abroad

Kevin Doyle ’16, Abroad Columnist

October 30, 2014

For all the dedicated readers of The Dickinsonian out there (I really hope these people exist), many of you will know that I was one of The Dickinsonian’s resident film critics this past year. With this Letter from Abroad, I...

Letters from Abroad

By Kevin Doyle ’16, Abroad Columnist

October 9, 2014

American higher education is a unique system, the likes of which is not found in any other country (even Britain, the closest comparison, has key differences). Naturally, because of American universities uniqueness, the universities...

Letters from Abroad

By Elizabeth Lanigan ’16, Abroad Columnist

October 9, 2014

As of Sunday October 5th, I’ve been in the UK for exactly four days. First impressions: England is a lot like America, only more British. The people here are infinitely better dressed, definitely much more reserved and absolutely...

Letters From Abroad

Kevin Doyle ’16, Abroad Columnist

October 3, 2014

The two most famous and recognizable cities in Russia are also its two largest: Moscow and St. Petersburg. I am currently studying in Moscow, but this weekend I visited St. Petersburg with other Dickinson students. While these...

Letters From Abroad

Meri St. Jean ’15, Abroad Columnist

November 7, 2013

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks for me! We just finished the October vacations yesterday; they call it the Toussaint, which translates to All Saint’s Day in English. For high school, middle school and elementary stude...

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