Some of my Favorite Memories
One term down, two to go! It's unbelievable to me that I only have two terms left here at Dartmouth before graduation! I've had so many fun times so far this year and I am looking forward to our winter break before starting classes again in January. As I start to reflect on my time here on campus, there are a few experiences that stand out throughout my time in college. I'd love to tell you all more about them.
- No. 1
My term studying abroad at the New College Divinity School at the University of Edinburgh was an awesome time during my college life. I attend the Religion department’s foreign study program where I took two classes taught by faculty at the University of Edinburgh and one class taught by a Dartmouth professor who accompanied our trip. With plenty of free time, I was able to explore and learn about Edinburgh and its history. I spent weekends travelling around Europe and most importantly, I was able to become familiar with living and being on my own.
I learned a lot about myself during my time abroad. (Feel free to check out some of the blogs I wrote about being abroad here and here).If studying abroad is something you might be interested in, I would recommend putting some thought into what country you would like to be living in, and what type of program you would like to go on.
- No. 2
Being a Varsity Athlete
Being a varsity athlete has been one of the most challenging, tiring, exciting and most rewarding experiences of my life. As a member of the track and field team, I am surrounded by some of the most hard-working and dedicated people I have ever met. My teammates have become my best friends (and even my roommates)! We practice almost every day of the school year and have made the best memories during our times together. While we haven't had a meet yet this year, I will never forget the long bus rides to and from competitions, our daily practices and team dinners at Foco. From home meets at Leverone Field house to the Ivy League championship, the people I’ve met and the experience of being pushed athletically by the people around me has been irreplaceable.
- No. 3
Joining a Sorority
Coming to Dartmouth, I wasn't sure I wanted to rush a sorority. Greek life is not as popular in Canada (where I am from) and I didn't know many people who had bee involved in the process. I took a jump during sophomore fall when some of my other close friends told me they were going to rush. It turned out being one of the best decisions of my college time, and I haven't looked back. I have met life long friends, the most talented and inspirational sisters, and have a network of women around the globe.
A few months ago, I wrote a blog post about why some of my sisters decided to rush. I love that many women decide to join a sorority for different reasons, and that contributes to the uniqueness and diversity of our Greek system at Dartmouth. Being a member of Greek life has introduced me to people I never would have met if I didn't rush, not only in my sorority, but across campus!