An Awesome Intersession Experience

The view from the national park

Name: Claire Schwimmer Hometown: Westport, CT Year: Class of 2012 Majors: Computer Science and Economics ***************************************************************************** Following winter break most Hopkins students return to campus for Intersession, a three-week program in which students have the opportunity to take incredible classes, study abroad, intern, volunteer, and more! I chose to spend…

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All the Small Things – Confessions of a Soon-to-be-Adult

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Name: Saznin Mehta Major: Public Health Hometown: Alexandria, VA Year: Class of 2012 ******************************************************************************** Now that it’s March of my senior year, I’m beginning to realize how dangerously close I am to becoming A Real Person. You know, someone with a job and an apartment and bills and, gasp, responsibilities.…

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Giving Back to Baltimore


Name: Ariel Rosen Year: Class of 2014 Hometown: Chappaqua, NY Major: Public Health Minors: Spanish and Psychology ***************************************************************************************************** I could go on and on listing the characteristics of Johns Hopkins that make it different from other universities. Students here are exceptionally crazy about lacrosse, and we’ve all found ourselves screaming, “One,…

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Getting to know someone: The perspective of a Johns Hopkins Ismaili


Name: Khurram Ali Year: Class of 2012 Hometown: Dallas, Texas Majors: International Studies, pre-medicine track ***************************************************************************************************** Hello all! My name is Khurram Ali and I am an International Studies major here at Hopkins. I am also on the pre-medicine track, so I have taken a broad range of courses at this school. You are…

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Habitat for Humanity Pre-O

The pre-o group posing in front of the church. We were nasty from sweating and smelled like vinegar, but no one cares (or at least from the picture). See all the smiles? Yea, that’s us having fun.

Name: Billy Kang Year: 2014 Hometown: Rochester Hills, Michigan Area of Study: Biomedical Engineering ******************************************************************************************************* If there’s anything better than college (and trust me, college is wonderful), it’s college without classes. Of course, I didn’t know that when I signed up for the Habitat Pre-O back in summer 2010 –…

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The Adventures of JHU H4H: How Power Tools, Pumpkin Pete & the Plague Changed Everything.


Name: Gena Marie Upshaw Year: Class of 2012 Area of Study: Public Health Studies Hometown: Greensboro, NC ****************************************************************************************************************** Intersession Spring semester has just begun and we have just gotten off of the break following fall semester.  Some schools call this break Winter Break but, here at the Hop it is…

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A Niche for Everyone


Name: Emily Nink Year: Class of 2014 Hometown: Milwaukee, WI Intended Programs of Study: Spanish &  Global Environmental Change and Sustainability  ***************************************************************************************************** I’m a freshman double majoring in Spanish and Global Environmental Change and Sustainability. I was born in Boston, but I grew up in Milwaukee, WI. In high school I…

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