Studying Abroad

Valentine Hall viewed from Valentine Quad in autumn

At Amherst, tons of people study abroad, especially during their junior year. Studying abroad can be a valuable experience because it’s a great opportunity to get to immerse yourself in a new culture, and even get to practice a new language, for a semester. Also, many students are able to get credits abroad for their…Continue Reading Studying Abroad

Diversity in Academics

Science Center lobby filled with students presenting their research posters

Students looking into Amherst College may notice how much the college emphasizes its commitment to diversity and inclusion. As a current college student, I am still reminded daily of this commitment, especially through academics. As I mentioned in last year’s post about intersectionality at Amherst, tons of courses at Amherst address socio-political issues and different…Continue Reading Diversity in Academics

What Do Advisors Do?

Lindsey Huang 26 smiling in front of Memorial Hill

Academic advisors are an essential part of every Amherst student’s experience, even from the very first day. For first-year students, they’re assigned an academic advisor based on a form they fill out with preferences indicating what potential majors they’re interested in and what they look for in an academic advisor. Their academic advisor is usually…Continue Reading What Do Advisors Do?

Becoming a CA Mid-semester (Community Advisor)

Students gathered in a group sitting down on couches and talking.

This semester, I was chosen to become a CA (Community Advisor) for Seelye Dorm. My job as a CA is to work in partnership with other members of the Residential Engagement & Wellbeing Team. One of the main reasons I wanted to become a CA is to foster an inclusive and supportive community. I attended…Continue Reading Becoming a CA Mid-semester (Community Advisor)

Demystifying Course Registration

One of the most stressful parts of college is registering for courses. Especially at big universities, course registration is often regarded as a competition akin to the Hunger Games, and the ability to snatch a spot in a class is valuable. At Amherst, the course registration process is much less dire, especially because of our…Continue Reading Demystifying Course Registration

Writing a thesis

student wearing a cozy sweater types on a laptop while sitting with feet up

12/9/2023 Hi everyone! I hope you are well! In this week’s blog, I’m going to write a little about my process writing a French thesis at Amherst College. I foresee this being a little bit of a series – today, I’ll write about how I was accepted to write a thesis and the work I…Continue Reading Writing a thesis

Class registration

4/28/2023        Hi everyone, I hope you are well! In this week’s blog, I’m going to tell you about the process of registering for classes, for both incoming freshmen and existing students. If you have any questions, please email me at! Class registration for freshmen Registering for classes for freshmen looks different than class registration for…Continue Reading Class registration

Pre-med at Amherst

3/10/2023 Hi everyone, I hope you’re doing well! In this week’s blog, I’m going to talk about my experiences as a student on the pre-medical track at Amherst. Being on a pre-med track is pretty new for me, so I hope this information helps any of you who are considering going to medical or PA…Continue Reading Pre-med at Amherst

What it’s really like being a math major

Hello guys, gals, and non-binary pals! Today, I’m going to be talking about the math department at Amherst College, which spoiler alert, is the best department that the college has. I’m totally not biased or anything as a math major. Growing up I always really loved doing math and it’s been my favorite subject since…Continue Reading What it’s really like being a math major