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Student Voices is a blog where current students write about various experiences including academics, sports, student groups, study abroad, and other extracurricular activities. Hear what our students have to say!

A group of Italian colleagues posing on a Roman street at night
City Living in Rome

On my first day at Eversheds Sutherland, an international corporate law firm, I had no idea what to expect. What could I do, I wondered, as a 20-year-old intern from the U.S. with no knowledge of the Italian legal system?

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Experiential Education in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Knowing that I’d be able to live and study in a foreign country for the same price as a semester in Eagle Rock was one of the deciding factors in my college decision.

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Alexia
Artful Insights: Finding Career Experience Through an 鶹ƵArts Internship

Each semester, 鶹ƵArts supports and funds Occidental students in internships at local arts organizations across Los Angeles. For Media Arts & Culture major Alexia Lara ’26, fall semester included an immersive experience at Avenue 50 Studio, a community art space near campus.

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Hunter Leong stands in front of a university building in Korea whose walls are covered by moss
Learning Community and Time: Studying Abroad in Seoul for the Second Time

I arrived at the Incheon International Airport at 5:00 a.m. I brought out my T-Money card, which I have had since 2019, and took the hour-and-a-half subway ride to Hanyang University, where I was attending my J-term abroad.

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Mia Thiagarajan Inside the United Nations chamber
Occidental at the UN

One unique program that Occidental offers students is the Kahane United Nations Program. Every fall semester, a cohort of students head to New York City to immerse themselves in a full-time internship at UN-related agencies, non-governmental organizations or country missions.

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Building Bonds and Polygons

On Friday, November 10, students, professors, and mathematicians came together to construct the Oxyhedron. 

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Jule KR '25
PULSE: The Heartbeat of Oxy's Dance Community

Jule Kilgore-Reed ’25 is paving the way for the future of PULSE, the dynamic and inclusive dance organization on campus. 

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Margaret Seaney 2025
Building Community at Oxy: My Experience with Alpha

What does Greek Life look like at Occidental? Margaret Seaney '25 shares her story about joining one of the College's two sororities. 

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Ruby K-Tigers
Finding Confidence and Community with K-Tigers: The K-Pop Dance Troupe at Occidental

It all started with a message on Instagram. How Ruby Peeler '26 went from joining, to co-leading, the first and only K-pop dance group at Oxy. 

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Studying Film and TV in the Media Epicenter of the U.S.

Occidental's Media Arts & Culture (MAC) major is the only liberal arts film and media department in the country located in a major metropolitan area; that major metropolitan area just happens to be Los Angeles, California. 

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