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 popular location to visit in Ireland is Achill Island, where you are guaranteed to cry at the beauty (and because of the ridiculous winds). You will have red, puffy eyes and hair in your face and will look horrible in every picture, so why even bother travelling in the first place, am I right?

An Irish Interim

Kelsey Aylor February 9, 2016

By: Kelsey Aylor, Staff Writer Since 1978, Wofford students have been travelling to Ireland for their Interim courses. Held every few years, these trips may be considered the opportunity of a lifetime....

#SweetSixteen: The Year of Achievement

#SweetSixteen: The Year of Achievement

Jonathan Franklin February 9, 2016

By: Jonathan Franklin, Senior Writer I don’t know ‘bout you, but I’m feeling…16? As strange as this sounds, the number 16 brings back some great memories and has me excited about what the future...

Interim allows students the opportunity to learn new skills, such as this guitar class from 2014.

The best interim ever?

Old Gold & Black Web Admin February 10, 2015

STORIES FROM INTERIMS PAST AND PRESENT— While Interim offers opportunities for students to study abroad, this article highlights student comments on some memorable on-campus Interims from this...

A toucan perches on a tree in the Mayan Mountains of Belize.

How to travel cheap

Old Gold & Black Web Admin December 2, 2014

TIPS FOR EXPLORING THE WORLD ON A BUDGET— Traveling on a student budget is challenging, but it’s not impossible. There are opportunities at Wofford, such as Interim and study abroad (which anyone...

Seniors Travis Butler and Tony Le, who are studying abroad in London, pause to admire the Eiffel Tower while visiting Paris.

A world away on Thanksgiving

Old Gold & Black Web Admin November 25, 2014

STUDENTS STUDYING ABROAD SHARE THEIR AWAY-FROM-HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS PLANS— Thanksgiving typically means spending some much-needed downtime at home, hanging out with family, stuffing yourself silly...

Koontz rides her bike through sunny Nyhavn Harbor in Copenhagen, Denmark.

I want to ride my bicycle; I want to ride my bike

Old Gold & Black Web Admin September 30, 2014

STUDENT VOICE: BRINGING A PIECE OF COPENHAGEN'S BIKE CULTURE BACK HOME — One of the earliest significant events in so many of our lives is the day that we learn to ride a bicycle without training...

This view of Vernazza, the second of the five towns, really puts our minor setbacks into perspective.

Scenic views and train strikes

Anna Aguillard September 30, 2014

MY ITALIAN INITIATION — This past weekend, I self-determined that I passed the Italian initiation test: I survived a train strike. It happened on our return trip from Cinque Terre, the collective...

Leah Hunter is a Chinese major at Wofford.

Reverse Culture Shock: From bustling Shanghai to little Wofford

Contributing Writer September 14, 2014

STUDENT VOICE — I’m very accustomed to people being surprised when I tell them I’m a Chinese major. But I never quite adjusted to the flabbergasted look on most people’s faces when I told them...

Do as the Romans don’t

Do as the Romans don’t

Anna Aguillard September 14, 2014

AN UPDATE FROM ABROAD — After being in Rome for less than a week, I will readily admit that I don’t know much about the Italian culture, let alone the particulars of what Romans do on a daily basis. But...

Mt. Grimozi, one of the tallest peaks in Albania, offers a view of Erseke at the quarter-way point instead of mountain trails.

Adventures in Albania

Addie Lawrence September 11, 2014

SURVIVING CULTURE CLASHES, DOGS AND THE UNKNOWN — The sky opens up as we exit the gorge, my clothes soaked, my hands scratched from the rocky ledges. An open field rests outside the canyon walls....

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