Welcome back from winter break! While the days of relaxing in warm and sunny places or skiing in fresh snow are gone, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself in the city during the winter.
Good morning Columbia! As homework begins to pile up and you realize the semester is actually, really, 100% starting, know that Bwog is here for you when you can’t waste your entire day reading the
Here, Bwog generously provides a closely-held recipe for Russian Tea (which neither comes from Russia nor contains tea), and it’s the perfect Beverage-in-Mug to warm you the hell up.
This Bwogger witnessed an epic faceoff in their Postmodernism class yesterday, which led them to question: if “blackberry” means “I love you,” what does kicking a cockroach out of a classroom mean?
Editor in Chief Isabel Sepúlveda provides the Columbia community with an actual email she sent to an actual professor teaching an actual class that’s guaranteed to get you off the waitlist. Here’s to your soon-to-be
Senior Staff Writer Jake “Jake-Luc Godard” Tibbetts woke up before 10:00 am on only one occasion over winter break: Monday, January 13, when, at 8:18 am EST, John Cho and Issa Rae announced the nominees
Sick of the NYC mega-rats but too lazy to figure out how to study abroad? Bwog breaks it down with a Q&A.
Shannon Marquez will be the new dean of Undergraduate Global Engagement, Columbia College announced early this morning via press release. With Marquez at its helm, Columbia’s Office of Global Programs and Fellowships will undergo major transitions this fall. Expected changes include a rebranding as the Center for Undergraduate Global Engagement and “an expanded mission to enhance access, support existing […]
On Tuesday, students, professors, and United Nations officials crowded the 15th floor of the International Affairs building in order to listen to a panel speak about SIPA’s May 2012 trip to North Korea, the first and last trip of its kind at Columbia. East Asian aficionado Roberta Barnett retells their harrowing tale. The panel, composed […]
Q: I’m entering a suite with a few other guys, one of whom is studying abroad this semester. I know there are some extra steps we have to take, like designating a proxy for housing selection, but are there any other pitfalls that housing won’t tell me about until we fall into them? A: Put simply, no. Students […]
Bwog is occasionally inclined to showcase the artistic talent of the Columbia community. One of our renegade ‘toonists, Jamila Barra, is abroad in Argentina this semester studying Spanish (duh), Latin American philosophy, drawing, and ceramics. In her drawings, she captures telltale figments of everyday life in Mendoza and Chile. When Bwog asked her to articulate […]
And burst it big! If you’re interested in studying abroad next semester or next year, it behooves you to dash over to 602 Hamilton at 8:15 this evening. The Office of Global Programs (OGP) is hosting a Study Abroad General Info Session for all interested undergrads. They’ll cover eligibility, types of programs, language requirements, programs […]
Europe is scary! For those of you considering a summer romp through the continental continent, Caitlyn Levin, an Actual European, details her journey through Europe and describes the workings of the mysterious Eurail system. The cultured man’s choo-choo train. If you’re thinking about traveling around Europe this summer, you’ve probably already heard the term “Eurail” […]
On April 20, Columbia hosted a conference called “Columbia Goes Global: The Next 50 Years,” featuring speakers like PrezBo and Kenneth Prewitt. Several Bwoggers headed over to cover parts of the event. The first installment comes from studying-anywhere-but-Butler enthusiast Victoria Wills, who reports from the “A New Way to Study Abroad” segment of the event. When […]
Bwog just received the following email from Robert Hornsby, Director of Media Relations at Columbia. We’re glad everyone made it out safely! A number of University offices worked diligently in collaboration to assist members of the Columbia community with travel arrangements from Egypt, and we are happy to report that to the best of our […]
Ellen Morris, Academic Director of the semester abroad program, confirmed the Columbia students studying at NYU’s Amheida archeology program were safely evacuated from Egypt yesterday evening. After stopping in Dubai, they are due back in New York City today. “For the rest of the semester,” Morris writes, the CU & BC students will be studying abroad […]
Hang on to your hats, folks. The Study Abroad Fair is today! If you’re at all interested in leaving “Upstate Manhattan” for a semester or two, head over to the fair in Roone Auditorium at 12:30 p.m.. Are French home-stays as awkward as everyone says they are? Where’s the best place to meet cute Italian […]
A lot of study abroad applications are due this Friday, October 1, and if you happen to be a member of the Class of 2012 eager to leave Morningside next semester, your days have been filled with a few extra doses of Existential Crisis and lots of paperwork. Here are a few tips to make your […]
Not to say that anyone who goes to study in a country that requires little or no foreign language proficiency is taking a shortcut. However, if you would like to study abroad somewhere other than wherever your foreign language requirement can get you, you might want a shortcut around taking another two years of language […]