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…

Opportunity of a Lifetime: Interning Abroad

When people find out I’ve just returned from studying abroad (ten weeks, five days, and nineteen hours ago, to be precise) the first question they always ask is, “What was your favorite part?” They’re expecting the typical answers: weekend trips, meeting new people, or being exposed to a different culture. What they’re not expecting to…

30 Countries and Counting

Traveling is an amazing opportunity to experience new cultures, meet new people, and learn about the world. My name is Alex, and I am a Marist graduate from the Class of 2014. As a student, I never thought I would have ended up in the job I have now. I’ll explain the job later, but…

The Five Stages of Studying Abroad

Marist College provides its students with many excellent opportunities, but perhaps the most popular is the school’s extensive study abroad options. Within the past few years it has become a veritable coin toss for Marist students, as roughly 50 percent of them study abroad at some point during their college career. Marist ranks 13th in…

10 Tips on Surviving Finals Week

Happy Finals Week! Now is the time to buckle down and get crackin’ on all those projects we could have gotten done earlier had we not been extremely busy watching American Horror Story. If you’re like me, you sometimes have trouble transitioning into what I call the “Finals Zone.”  Here are a few tips to help you get…