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RC Student Blog

Lauren Rainey, Law, Justice, and Social Change major: "What I have found is that RC students seem to share a common support for one another. They support each other's art, attend each other's performances, and work together on projects outside of the classroom that promote social justice. As a result, I have found that the RC is a place for all who truly want to be here." 

Read her full blog post, The "vibe" of the RC

Brandon Bond, Biopsychology, Cognition, Neuroscience, and International Studies double major: "Despite all the challenges that come with studying abroad, it is by far one of the best decisions I have ever made." 

Read his full blog post, Oh, the Places You'll Go as an RC Student!


Tarabir Kaur, Spanish and Social Theory and Practice double major: "Through RC Intensive Spanish, however, I learned so much more than just the language. I learned about different cultures, different issues, and how I can make a change with my new language skills." 

Read her full blog post, "I have no idea what I want to do in life, how am I supposed to choose a major?!"

Hayden Graves, Romance Languages and International Studies double major: "Ultimately, getting away from the dorms is a great way to make sure you get work done because it creates an incentive: leaving and going home!" 

Read his full blog post, The best places to study and spend free time in Ann Arbor

Holly Price, Creative Writing and Literature major: "Learning a language is harder when you have no interest in it, and it’s supposed to be FUN – what other subject can you read about what you want, write in an entirely new system the majority of your peers don’t know, watch Netflix and still be learning, listen to new music that you can understand, and talk to millions of new people?" 

Read her full blog post, "What language should I learn?"

Spencer Hsieh, History major: "In reality, RC faculty are just how they are described on websites and other materials: they are friendly, caring, devoted to their students, extremely knowledgeable, and hold strong academic authority over their subject areas." 

Read his full blog post, How RC faculty turned one of my most absent-minded decisions into one of my best

Centraya Forbes, Psychology major: "The University of Michigan and the Residential College offer many opportunities to get involved on campus and find your place and community! No matter where you’re from, your background, your interest, or who you choose to associate yourself and interact with, there are clubs and organizations for you!" 

Read her full blog post, Getting involved on campus

Ethan VanValkenburg, Environment and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity double major: "We arrived in the Mojave Desert two weeks prior in the first week of May, driving west from Ann Arbor, across the great plains, the Great Basin, and through Las Vegas. When we reached Nevada, we were greeted by rows of mountains—north south trending ranges separated by series of parallel basins. We continued across the mountain ranges towards Red Rock State Park in the Mojave Desert of California."

Read his full blog post, Stepping Back in the Mojave Desert