Student Voices is a blog run by the Office of Admission, where current students write about various experiences including academics, sports, student groups, and other extracurricular activities. Hear what our students have to say.

Geology research in Iceland

As a Geology major, I am always seeking the hands-on experience; to me, the classroom can only take you so far.

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Dance at Oxy: its own community

As soon as I learned how to walk, I started to dance.

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A club for the culturally curious

Originally created to bring together students from Hawaii and/or of Native Hawaiian descent, Hawaii club has transitioned to a space where Hawaiian culture can be celebrated by all.

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Back to Costa Rica and more

Following the beginning week of classes during my first year at Occidental College, I soon declared as a Biology major to pursue my interest in the environmental sciences.

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Take a summer over a semester abroad

When I was beginning my education at Oxy, I was extremely interested in studying abroad.

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Making New Friends From Botswana and Beyond

As part of my journey to explore my passion for the healthcare field, I traveled to Gaborone, Botswana for the CIEE Summer Community Public Health program.

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Check in from Summer in South Africa

A week ago I endured a 28-hour journey from California to Cape Town, South Africa, to participate in a cross cultural internship with the South African Red Cross Society.

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Out of the comfort zone and off to China

"The Transformation of Urban and Rural China" was the class that stood out among the many emails I received from Oxy trying to keep students updated over winter break.

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Exploring Mexico after graduation

While the rest of my class was coming to terms with what it meant to enter the "real world" and assume post-graduate status, I had the perfect distraction in place.

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Realizing passions and post-grad plans

Post-grad, what a scary time to think of!

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