Juniors Back from Semester Away

Screen Shot 2014-02-11 at 10.31.21 AM-by Claudia Forrester- Every sophomore year, Winsor students are offered the opportunity to apply to any of three different semester programs: CITYterm, the Mountain School, and the School for Ethics and Global Leadership. Located in New York City, rural Vermont, and Washington D.C., respectively, each program offers students a unique learning experience. CITYterm focuses on experiencing urban communities, Mountain school…. MORE COMING This past fall four juniors were away in these programs, and each has commented on her favourite memory and what she wished she had known before she went.

Julia Neumann (Mountain School):

My favorite memory from Mountain School would have to be stargazing in the fields late at night with my friends. One thing I wish I knew before I went is how fast the time would go by, because I might have done a few things differently if I had known how little time I had there.

Chaia Mascall (City Term):

I cherish every moment I spent at CITYterm, so it’s very difficult to choose a memory that I can classify as my favorite. But one of the moments that is the most special to me was my last walk over the Brooklyn Bridge on our last night in the city. It was such a bittersweet moment: I knew that it was the last time I would be walking over that bridge for a while, but yet it was still so beautiful to see the city I now know so well lit up in front of and behind me while I crossed the bridge with 27 of my favorite people. One thing I wish I knew before I went to CITYterm is that summer in New York City is hot and you most definitely need a fan.

*Surya Narayanan-Pandit also attended CITYterm, but was not able to be reached for comment.

Bibi Lichauco (SEGL):

Screen Shot 2014-02-11 at 10.31.32 AMI never thought that twenty-three strangers from across the country would so quickly become both my friends and my role models. Even though it may seem like a long time, four months in Washington, DC, was not enough. Between talking with the last American to stay behind during the Rwandan genocide, trick-or-treating down Embassy Row, and carrying on  dinner conversations about ethics, this invigorating 24/7 experience not only introduced me to a better version of myself but also made me extremely hopeful and excited for our future impact in the world.

Images courtesy of Julia Neumann ’15 and Bibi Lichauco ’15