To celebrate the experience of international education—as well as the contributions of the international students who enrich our education here at Skidmore—our community came together this past week to share our educational experiences from around the world. Last Wednesday, we celebrated Global Skidmore Day, in honor of the global education which has nuanced so many of our perspectives and tangibly impacted the way we interact with our studies.
Last Thursday night, OCSE hosted a photo gallery in Spa to feature some of the wonderful student submissions we received for our annual study abroad photo contest. The photos represented the experiences of Skidmore students in countries ranging from England to Jordan to South Korea, and offered glimpses into the cultures that have furthered their intellectual pursuits at home and abroad. We had a great turn out—thanks to everyone who stopped by to share some sweet treats and abroad adventures!
Additionally, to express our support and solidarity for Paris, a city which many of our students and faculty call their adopted home, we encouraged the Francophone community on campus to bring photos of Paris to the gallery event. The following day, we decorated a column outside Burgess cafe with the photos, in honor of the lives lost in the recent attacks.
Keep an eye out for upcoming emails regarding our Student Blogger positions for next semester! Help further our community of globally educated students by blogging about your study abroad experience. Here are the links to our current student blogs: