The Undergraduate, from Ireland, finds friendship in a local host family.
The Undergraduate reflects on mentoring and community.
The Undergraduate discovers that doubt is the place from which to start.
The Undergraduate ponders her hometown, Harvard, and a village in Tanzania.
The Undergraduate proctors high-schoolers and looks back on her own high-school days—and her discovery of American liberal-arts education.
The Undergraduate considers the human cost of perfection.
The Undergraduate mines alumni class reports for real-world lessons about life.
Discovering diverse concerns outside the bubble of campus life
The Undergraduate writes about “Reinventing Boston,” a course that sends students out to learn about urban progress and problems through immersion in city life.
An undergraduate wonders if the College could be more like camp.
An undergraduate travels to Namibia in the hope that, by flinging herself to a faraway place, she will figure things out.
Reading at the College, and in ancient Rome
A senior ponders cultural capital, socioeconomic realities, and career choices.
Do Harvard undergraduates ponder the meaning of life?
The Undergraduate takes a chance on a hard and unfamiliar course.