Jennifer Trithardt-Tufts

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Life is a Box of Swiss Chocolates: How studying abroad is...

Life is a Box of Swiss Chocolates is a weekly column showcasing the life of a UFV student studying abroad. Jennifer is in Lucerne,...

Life is a Box of Swiss Chocolates: Managing your time, money,...

Life is a Box of Swiss Chocolates is a weekly column showcasing the life of a UFV student studying abroad. Jennifer is in Lucerne,...

Life is a Box of Swiss Chocolates: Tinder tour guides

Life is a Box of Swiss Chocolates is a weekly column showcasing the life of a UFV student studying abroad. Jennifer is in Lucerne,...

Life is a Box of Swiss Chocolates: Every day is a...

Life is a Box of Swiss Chocolates is a weekly column showcasing the life of a UFV student studying abroad. Jennifer is in Lucerne,...

Life is a box of Swiss chocolates: The things they don’t...

Before I left on this crazy adventure to study abroad, everyone told me how much fun I was going to have, how this experience would change my life, and how I was going to meet so many people. When I started to feel sad and lonely, it only got worse because I felt guilty. I felt like I wasn’t living the experience I was supposed to.

Snapshot: Toilet toll: Present state of the European dream

I am currently participating in an exchange semester abroad in Switzerland. Some confusion with the dates meant I ended up arriving early, but I’m happy with the extra time to explore the beautiful city of Lucerne from a hostel until I move into my residence in February.

Life is a box of Swiss chocolates: Adjusting to life in...

What the heck am I doing by myself for six months in literally the middle of Europe? I have been asking myself that very question lately. This past summer I decided to study abroad in Lucerne, Switzerland. The process was a bit long and cumbersome but I feel like it will be more than worth it.

Are You Punk?

As Ian Fildes pushes back his bleached blonde hair under his cap and finds a comfortable spot on the couch across from me, I notice his painted nails and septum piercing. Fildes is a second-year student in a basic musicianship program at Douglas College and although he has some features which could be considered punk, there is nothing unusual about his appearance considering he is a millennial.

Scaring away midterm stress

Despite the gloomy weather this Halloween weekend, UFV students still found a way to make the best of the holiday with events hosted by En Route and UFV International. On Sunday night, En Route, a new student club that connects international and domestic students through travel tours, held a hybrid Halloween-Diwali event at U-House.