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A Typical Day in the Life of an AU Student

November 13, 2017|Posted in: Uncategorized

Haley Epping is a freshman majoring in International Studies from Rochester, New York.

Hello! My name is Haley Epping, I am a freshman majoring in International Studies. I am going to take you through a typical day for me at American University!

My first class is French which is at 8:10 am. I don’t mind getting up early for the class because my teacher is amazing! The class is about 16 students so we all speak a lot of French which is extremely helpful. The class usually ends around 9:35 but sometimes she lets us out early so we can beat the line at Einstein’s Bagels in MGC, I always get a sesame bagel with plain cream cheese and a chocolate milk. I try to get one for my roommate on Tuesdays and drop it off to her in the library where she works at the front desk.

My second class of the day is Writing 100 which starts at 11:20. The main focus of the class is freedom of speech in America and how it affects college campuses. The class is only 19 students so we all have the opportunity to share our opinions and our professor gives us great feedback on our assignments. After class, I love to stop at the Dav, a coffee shop on campus run entirely by students, and get a peach iced tea or a white lavender hot chocolate!

My next class is Macroeconomics which is super interesting! This is one of my two lectures that I have to take as an undergraduate student. The class meets twice a week but the teacher assistants host review sessions that I attend weekly. There, I ask questions about the material and the homework. I also met one of my close friends in this class. Macroeconomics isn’t one of my easiest classes but we study for the tests together!

After class, I usually make some ramen before I go to frisbee practice. Practice is about two hours and is a great way to end the day! I love to relieve stress and exercise outside with my friends. Practice is always a ton of fun because we do drills to practice our throwing and then we always end with a scrimmage. The team always gets dinner after practice in the Terrace Dining Room, our dining hall! I usually get an omelet with onions, spinach, and mushrooms for my main meal and some vegetables on the side. For dessert, I like their chocolate chip cookies and their raspberry sherbet.

At night, I study with my friends in the library or the new coffee shop called the Bridge. Some nights we reserve a room in the bottom level in the library which is great because it has fewer distractions but we can still talk and map our ideas out on the whiteboard walls. Other nights, the Bridge is great because it has a comfortable vibe and they have lots of caffeinated drinks! My roommate’s favorite is their Nutella latte and my favorite is their iced tea! I love doing homework with my friends because it keeps me motivated and I can bounce ideas off of them!

Not every day here at The American University is the same, but that is one of the best parts of college. I love having a different schedule daily so I can keep trying new things. Adjusting to a routine hasn’t been the easiest thing in the world, but my friends, professors, and activities have made the transition easier!

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