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Participants in the event Slow Waltz , led by Sergei Driga, from Russia. (Pratyoosh Kashyap | The Collegian)

Rebranding Tradition: International Students Make CSU Feel Like Home

S.C. Pedroza October 7, 2021

It’s close to midnight on a day like any other, as you find yourself walking through the university apartments west of campus. You pass a window and get a sneak peek to the inside: There’s a group...

The Ducal Palace is one of Urbinos cultural highlights and can be visible throughout the city. (Nicole Towne | College Avenue)

La Vita Dolce: Peace of Mind and a Bowl of Spaghetti

Nicole Towne September 18, 2018

It’s a late August afternoon. Lunch is over, but dinner hasn’t begun yet. I’m hungry, I make my way over to the Lory Student Center to get something to eat. I order tomato soup and a grilled cheese...

A parallel of buddhas at the Asakusa Shrine in Taito, Tokyo Japan. Photo credit: Jacob Stewart

Japanese Winter Study Abroad Program Is a Cultural Based Experience

JStewart April 13, 2018

Colorado State University is introducing a new cultural studies education abroad experience for winter 2018. Sayuri Collins, a Japanese instructor at CSU, is introducing a new Japanese culture based experience...

The CSU Fair Trade Club gives out free pins, stickers, and tea bags when they have a table at events. Photo credit: Kelly Peterson

CSU’s Fair Trade Club Is Getting Fort Collins Certified

Kelly Peterson March 23, 2018

Many companies, such as Ben & Jerry's and Patagonia, are fair trade certified, but the meaning behind the certification is unclear to many students. Companies take advantage of the ladder system by...

El Camino de Santiago: My Pilgrimage Walking 566 Miles Across Northern Spain

El Camino de Santiago: My Pilgrimage Walking 566 Miles Across Northern Spain

Jenna Fischer February 23, 2018

Thirty days. Five hundred sixty-six miles. One incredible journey. In August 2017, I walked across the entire width of Spain from the French border to the Atlantic Ocean on the ancient pilgrimage route...

Hostels are a great place to meet other travelers from all around the world. Poc-Na Hostel in Isla Mujeres, Mexico displays the flags of many different countries on the ceiling. Photo credit: Katie Mitchell

What People Do Not Tell You About Hostels

Jenna Fischer February 21, 2018

It is 3 a.m. You are lying wide awake in a dorm room with 20 other people in a wobbly bunk bed with scratchy sheets and a blanket of questionable cleanliness. The guy in the bunk above you is snoring so...

A young child raises his hand to a group of entertainers on stilts before the opening ceremonies of the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Manama, Bahrain. Photo by: Tony Villalobos May

Capturing Moments While on the Road

TVillalobos February 12, 2018

The photos you see here are not meant to be the most spectacular images ever seen. They are not meant to be technically perfect or life-changing. They are intended to stimulate the imagination. Whether...

The front steps of a classroom in Sin Chai village

Your Pics With African Children Do Not Make You Cultured

Lexi Elio January 29, 2018

“This one’s my favorite, where he’s pulling the wrapper over his face,” my travel companion gushes. She shows me the photos taken from our brief stop at a school while trekking through Sapa, Vietnam,...

paper cranes

A Peaceful World Begins at the Base: Ourselves

Kelly Peterson December 1, 2017

Ghandi doesn’t have to be written on our name tags in order to make a difference. We have the opportunity to initiate peace. We have our own actions and words. Our world is a complicated place surrounded...

Photo credit: Lexi Elio

24 Hours in Torgome Village, Ghana

Lexi Elio November 3, 2017

If you ever use a squat toilet in a rural village, I highly recommend you cuff your pants and watch your step. If a door is ajar, still knock before attempting to enter because an older woman may be occupying...

Bacharach, Germany, a small town

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone: Studying Abroad

AJ Frankson September 5, 2017

There are only so many things that you can do and experience where you live. Only so many people you can talk to. Only so many different variations of your day. Only so many times you can get drunk on...

A GIVE volunteer looking off into the beautiful nature of Laos. Photo credit: givevolunteers.org

GIVE Volunteers Lend a Helping Hand to Those in Need

APotter March 3, 2017

GIVE is an organization that stands for ‘Growth International Volunteer Excursions’ that travels to Nicaragua, Tanzania, Thailand and Laos with hundreds of student volunteers ready to give these countries...

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