Best of OU Create 8/06-8/12

We are drawing closer to a new school year with an excited set of freshman almost in sight. In preparation, our students have uploaded posts about different topics, ranging from Camp Crimson experiences to important truths about studying abroad. We hope you’re getting into the school mood as you read the Best of OU Create 8/06 – 8/12!

And now for the roundup…

Camp Crimson is one of the first ways through which freshmen get to connect with their peers whilst adjusting to the OU community. In his post, Isiah reflects on his Camp Crimson experience back in 2016. He is grateful for the fact that he was easily accepted and included in his group.

Isiah's picture of his Camp Crimson group in 2016

Visiting Auschwitz, a concentration camp in Poland, was a very impactful experience for Lydian. In her post, she gives a detailed explanation of her visit as she saw the rooms in which people where killed and also met Hannah Moses, who survived traumatic experiences done by Dr. Mengele.

Lydian's picture of quote at Auschwitz

For Reina, France was so good to her that she had to stay for 2 additional weeks. In her post, she gives us a day-to-day report of what she did. From trying to find affordable antiques to enjoying the Fête de la Musique, Reina is not regretting her decision to extend her trip.

Screenshot of Reina's blogpostThe truth is usually a bitter pill to swallow but Laura-Kate’s post tells us that it doesn’t have to be that way. With all the smiley, bubbly posts about studying abroad, it is easy to be convinced that it is all fun and games. Laura-Kate reminds us of a few things to keep in mind as we consider studying abroad, in hopes that we are fully prepared for the low lights.Screenshot of Laura-Kate's blogpostStill on the topic of important truths, Olivia gives us a dose focussing on aspects of the Korean culture that potential students and visitors hailing from a different culture should be prepared for. In her post, she touches subjects like the language, bowing and personal space.Screenshot of Olivia's blogpostAnd that’s all for now! Keep writing posts, and stay tuned for the next Best of OU Create roundup!

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