Common Read Lecture: The Distance Between Us

The Class of 2021 assembled in the McCann Center last week to hear a lecture from Reyna Grande, author of the 2017-18 Common Read The Distance Between Us. As required reading for all incoming freshman, the Common Read serves as a unifying factor, connecting students of vastly different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. The book serves…

Thanks for an Amazing Weekend, Marist!

Ciao from Florence! I am here sitting in a little café excited to share an amazing experience that Marist was able to offer us abroad students as an excursion trip. So what is an excursion trip? This summer, the abroad office sent out a list of weekend trips that included activities, hotel accommodations, and a…

To Marist, With Love

Florence, Italy Dear New York, “Grazie.” I said as I accepted my sandwich from these men behind the counter.  “You’re welcome!” If there’s one way to describe my first week as an official study abroad student, it’s this. Trying out the bare minimum of Italian only to be rebutted with empathetic English. I’ve never had…