The Harvard Crimson
classes? Who is she. We still remember summer — whether we were hanging out in South America, the Bay Area, or Cambridge, those sweaty, sweaty days are still in the brain (instead of our p-set 0). Read on for a snapshot of what flyby writers have been up to this summer!
Matylda A Urbaniak: After deciding there was no way I could roast in an oven in the Northeastern United States in the summer, I did a little something—I traveled to Santiago, Chile for the winter to work for an environmental protection organization. My biggest hobby here was complaining about the cold and wearing five shifts to work because, unlike Boston, there is no heating. Luckily I felt thankful enough for the summer return that I didn’t complain about the heat for a few hours!!
Tina Chen: All the manifesting finally came true – because this summer I was living this hot girl life in Europe (on Sweet Harvard cents). With absolutely zero knowledge of German, I lived in Germany for two months, drank mineral water, ate rolls to my heart’s content and most of the time simply didn’t know what was happening around me. Despite being part of a scholarship program and doing a full-time internship, it ended up being mostly remote with some casual assignments here and there. So instead I packed my bags and spent most of my time on fast European trains and trips to different cities (if my boss thinks so, I’m kidding
Ellen S Deng: Like every other Harvard student, I spent my summers across the pond in Europe, doing an internship in Geneva, Switzerland, and raving about the food and public transportation. While I wasn’t pushing my lactose intolerance to the limit with French and Swiss cheeses or discovering the beauty of desktop monitors, I was traveling solo across Western Europe and meeting the coolest people along the way
Sleep stay in hostels (or tumble down a mountain). Dean Khurana would be proud of how much my experience changed me
Corinne E Furey:
This summer, Corinne E. Furey, one of the newest members of the Flyby blog, took part in all the traditional “everybody look, I’m overseas” activities
steal Borrowing the local pets (see picture below). After ‘gracefully’ ending a week in Greece, Corinne ventured to London to take part in a knowledge-learning and adventure-seeking course. Upon returning to the beautiful state of Delaware, Corinne attempted to pay off her absurd pre-practice sleep debts for the upcoming volleyball preseason (#RollCrim).
Raymond Wu: Last summer I moved back to New York City and did an internship at JamRock Productions, a new theater production company. I was tasked with building the company’s website and keeping meeting minutes and a variety of other typical intern duties, but the fun part was that I got to go to a number of theatrical performances (FREE!!!!). We went to Broadway shows, Off-Broadway shows, and presentations and workshops for shows that were still in development. I’ve also been to Times Square more times this summer than I’ve ever been in my life and I’ve always gotten lost, but at least I can read street signs now.
Get a writer who can do both:
Janani Sekar: I spent most of the summer suffering from the gross, stuffy humidity of Cambridge while working on chilly research papers. But the month of August was a bit spicier. I went back home to the Bay Area and drank lots of good coffee in the best city in the world (San Francisco). And then I traveled across the planet to India and then Thailand where I suffered from even greater humidity, saw the Taj Mahal, ate really good mangoes and bought a lot of things I wanted but didn’t need at outdoor markets . Now I’m dealing with the aftermath (limited storage space and terrible jet lag).
Anjali Z Mehta: True to the Harvard stereotypes, I spent most of the summer working at a consulting firm. I earned airline points by traveling throughout the week and mastered the art of creating aesthetically pleasing decks. I even have powerpoint withdrawal right now. After that, me and my (literal) mother joined us all and her (figurative) mother in Europe as we traveled around Spain for a week. Then I returned to campus to lead a FOP trip. I loved getting to know my FOP personalities and as a direction disordered person I am quite proud that we only went two miles off route. I’m so excited to be returning to campus, experiencing house life and attending parties that aren’t in Tasty Basty!
Alexandra A. Kassinis: I spent this summer as a remote internship at Save the Children US, working and researching as part of their Climate Change team! I lived in Boston for part of the summer and was able to explore new parts of the city, visit Cape Cod and take a short trip to Washington DC. I spent the second half of the summer at home in Cyprus enjoying the beautiful Mediterranean sun and lots of time at the beach!