Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Dorm Sweet Dorm


The room of Alyssa Blackman '17 and Jenna Beers '17 in Sulz/Reid

What I Wish I Knew:

For those living on campus next year, Congrats, You've applied for housing! Whether you picked your own roommate or Barnard will be hand-picking your roommate(s) for you, this marks the beginning of a new phase in your life. Living with a roommate taught me so much about myself and made me so much more self-aware. Living in the quad allowed me to forge so many beautiful relationships with people from all over the world! Now that you've applied, here are some tips/things I want to share with you that I wish I knew:

1. It really helps to establish a form of communication with your roommate(s). Whether it's text messages, Facebook messenger, IG DM's, phone calls or in person,  it's inevitable that you will both have comments and concerns. An example could be that your roommate gets ready really loudly in the morning when you're trying to sleep and it's waking you up earlier than you'd like to be awake, or you get back really late when they're already sleeping and don't realize that you're waking them up. Or it could be something minor like checking in with them to see if they need groceries at the store. Whatever the specifics, you will 100% need to establish a form of communication if you want things to go smoothly. Take it from meMy roommate and I eventually texted to communicate, though I wish I had spoken up more during the times I needed to.

2. On that note, speak up!  I never knew how hard it would be for me to speak up when something made me uncomfortable until I had a roommate. Don't get me wrong, things ran smoothly most of the time, and my roommate and I spoke a lot about random things like our favorite artists, TV shows and what was on our IG feed. But for fear of ruining the relationship, when small things bothered me, I didn't say anything. You'd be surprised at how easy it is to just let things slide. We had very different sleeping schedules, among other things, and I tried to make it work so she could be as comfortable as possible. And the same went for her. But guess what, you didn't come to college for your roommate(s)! You came to college to start the journey of becoming the best version of yourself. And to do that, you need a comfortable place to come back to! So, speak up!

3. With that in mind, please be considerate. Put yourself first, but do so respectfully. Make sure that at the very least, you're respectful to the people you're living with. Be open to compromise, listening and possibly making changes. Points 2 and 3 may seem a little contradictory, but you will quickly learn how to find the balance between speaking up/asking for what you need, and respecting the needs of your roommate(s). 

4.  Don't worry! The housing contract that you will go through at the beginning of the year is actually very, very detailed. Spend as much time as possible going through each question. It's the best thing you can do to be proactive, rather than reactive!

5. Your roommate(s) do(es) not have to be your best friend(s)! ResLife isn't matching y'all based on potentially becoming life-long friends, but rather how you would get along living together. They don't foresee you finding the Grace to your Frankie and neither should you! In fact, while your roommate could become your bestie, the majority of people that I know are only in contact with their roommates through being Facebook friends, dm'ing each other memes on IG, or the smiles/head nods that they exchange if they cross paths. The likelihood of you finding the Grace to your Frankie somewhere other than your room is much higher, and you should be excited for that!

Dorms at Barnard:

All the first-years, unless they commute, live in the Quad (which consists of HewittSulzbergerBrooks and Reid), and have a roommate or even roommates. So this pretty much means you don't have to walk very far to see your first-year friends because the buildings are all connected! Rooms come in 2, 3 and 4 person setups, with many of the "multiple occupancy" (meaning over 2 people) rooms being in Sulz or Brooks. You will be sharing bathrooms with people on your floor, but there are 4 or 5 bathrooms per floor, so don't fret. Most places have fairly normal big room type setups, but Brooks has walk-through rooms as well:

For the walk-in double above in blue (meaning a room for 2 people), you see that there is only a door to one room, so you'd pass through your roommates' room to get to yours or vice versa. For the quad above in orange (meaning a room for four people), there is one common room that attaches two rooms that each have two people living in them. The Sulz quads have a different setup with four people living in the same room. Also pictured below is a Sulz triple!

As for furniture in these layouts, triples have a bunk bed and a lofted bed (essentially a bunk bed with no bottom bunk). Quads and doubles normally have individual beds, but many of these beds have the capacity to become bunk beds - so if you wanna save a little space, hit up facilities  and request that they do it for you!

Every floor has a lounge in Sulz near the elevators, that includes a tv, tables and chairs, and a small kitchen set up that consists of a couple of cabinets, a sink, and a microwave. These are pretty common meeting spaces and you will probably be having lots of hall activities with your RAs there! 

Final advice:

Adjusting to dorm life is hard. But good news! You'll have a whole class of people going through the same thing! No matter how many roommates or which dorm you get, try to be open and accepting through the entire process, while clearly communicating what you are and are not comfortable with. There will be something new about this experience for all of you, so make sure to be cognizant of learning curves or comfort levels! 

I'd just like to re-emphasize: you do NOT have to be best friends with your roommate(s). What's MOST important in this entire process is that you are a respectful, responsible and communicative person to live with! This is easier said than done, but if there's anything you remember from this blog post it should be the word: communication. So important! 

What I gave you was just a little snippet of all the advice and input ResLife has to give, so check them out! They have a super useful list of what to bring (and what to leave at home), and information for all of the residence halls + many other resources.

Overall, I LOVED living in the Quad and will miss it. You can wake up 15-minutes before class because classes are that close! You can use the underground tunnels to get to most places on campus and avoid extreme temps in the process. Millie (The Milstein Library) is two-minutes away so you can study late and not have far to trek when you're finally tired. Also, Hewitt Dining Hall, which I am a big fan of, is super close to the dorms.  As I mentioned previously, the four dorms in the quad are all connected so seeing your friends is so easy! You all have so much to be excited about.

You get a roommate! You get a roommate!

If you want to hear more about our experiences, or still have some lingering questions, don't hesitate to hit us up at first-year@barnard.edu!

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

A message from the Department of Chemistry for first-year students interested in the sciences and health professions

 A message for first-year students interested in the sciences and health professions

Dear First-Years,

Allow us to join the chorus of excited faculty and staff and welcome you to Barnard College! The members of the Chemistry Department are delighted you are considering joining us this fall.  Our department serves students with many different interests. We offer a major in both chemistry and biochemistry as well as a minor in chemistry.  Our courses are required for several other majors at the College.  And students interested in studying one of the health professions after Barnard will typically take several of our courses.  We will be available throughout your time at Barnard to guide you through the selection of chemistry courses.  For those of you interested in the sciences and the health professions, we have included some notes and advice below.

A few general notes about the introductory chemistry sequence at Barnard:

  1. General Chemistry I at Barnard (CHEM BC2001) is a five-credit integrated lecture+lab course. Students must enroll in a section of both CHEM BC2001 and CHEM BC2012 (General Chemistry Laboratory). There are no credits associated with the CHEM BC2012 course. Note: please be sure to choose a lab section that does not present conflicts with your other courses, responsibilities, and/or personal obligations. Enrollment in the lab sections is limited due to space constraints and safety considerations, and it may not be possible to switch lab sections at a later date.

  1. All students who try to register for a section of CHEM BC2001 or CHEM BC2012 will initially be placed on a waitlist. The Gen Chem team will be in touch as soon as possible with registration updates. We ask that ALL students interested in taking General Chemistry this fall complete this brief Google Form.

  1. There is one single General Chemistry course for all students at Barnard, regardless of their high school chemistry coursework. The Chemistry Department and the College have various mechanisms in place to provide support to students who are interested in taking CHEM BC2001 and have little to no prior experience in chemistry.

  1. The introductory chemistry sequence at Barnard for Chemistry and Biochemistry majors as well as students on the pre-health professional track is one semester of General Chemistry followed by two consecutive semesters of Organic Chemistry. What course students take in their fourth semester  of chemistry depends on whether they are a chemistry/biochemistry major or minor or on the pre-health track (no need to worry about that fourth course right now!). Please note: General Chemistry I at Barnard is only offered in fall semesters.

Some advice for students considering taking General Chemistry:

If you are interested in a chemistry or biochemistry major, we encourage you to enroll in BC2001 and BC2012 this Fall. In chemistry and biochemistry the course sequence for the major is very linear, and we only offer certain classes in certain semesters. Delaying the introductory chemistry course sequences until your sophomore year doesn’t make a chemistry or biochemistry major impossible, but it does restrict scheduling of your junior and senior years. So if you are considering a major in either chemistry or biochemistry, we encourage you to take Gen Chem in your first-year fall. 

If you are interested in a science major other than chemistry or biochemistry, we recommend enrolling in the introductory course in the department in which you’re considering a major. Consult with that department as needed. Note: it is also possible to “double-up” in the sciences in your first-year, though this decision should be made with care (more on that below).

If you are interested in a major outside of the sciences and pursuing the pre-health professional track, we recommend that you start your lab science study in your first semester given the number of laboratory classes you will have to take to satisfy the professional school requirements. Which course you take (Chemistry, Biology, Physics) is an individual decision. Consider your preparation in each of those subjects along with your other planned pursuits this fall. If, for example, you have considerable experience in biology from high school it might be a good idea to continue that study and begin with Biology 1500. Similarly, if you had good experiences in chemistry or physics you might want to start with one of those subjects to begin your lab work. Be aware that the experience of a college laboratory science course is nothing like high school, even if you took accelerated courses. You might examine some of the same material, but the course will be significantly different in what is required of you. 

For those students questioning their level of preparation for General Chemistry CHEM BC2001, we’d like to bring to your attention a one-credit course, Chemical Problem Solving (CHEM BC1003), that students can take concurrently with General Chemistry. The course meets weekly to reinforce fundamental chemical concepts and approaches to analytical problem solving. Particular emphasis is placed on the mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills needed for General Chemistry. Class is led in a workshop style and has limited enrollment. To ensure proper placement of students in this course, instructor permission is required for final registration. (Please note: Chemical Problem Solving is not an appropriate course for students who have completed AP or IB Chemistry). If you aren’t sure about your preparation, please reach out to Prof. Marisa Buzzeo (mbuzzeo@barnard.edu) or Prof. Christina Vizcarra (cvizcarra@barnard.edu).

We also want to answer an additional question which we hear frequently: “Can I take two lab science courses my first semester?” The answer to that question is definitely yes! However, you should make that choice very carefully and in consultation with your academic adviser. Be cautious. As mentioned, college lab courses typically take up much more time and energy than you have needed to plan around in high school, and it takes a combination of strong preparation, work ethic and time management skills to succeed with two lab sciences on your very first Barnard program.  

A final question is “What about Columbia? Can I take my pre-health classes there?” The answer to this question is yes…with a caveat. The Barnard and Columbia General Chemistry courses are not interchangeable: the subject matter is covered in a different order. The Barnard course is designed to include in the first term those subjects important for understanding organic chemistry.  For this reason, if you take General Chemistry I at Columbia (UN1403), then you must also take General Chemistry II at Columbia (UN1404) along with the General Chemistry Lab (UN1500) before taking Organic Chemistry, either at Barnard or Columbia. Chemistry UN1604 at Columbia is an accelerated general chemistry course for students with AP credit.  Students who take this course and the laboratory course (Chemistry UN1500 or UN1507) may then take the organic chemistry sequence at Barnard.  We encourage students to take BC2001 at Barnard as it is designed as part of a four-course sequence.

We hope these comments help you as you plan for the upcoming fall semester. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of the Barnard College science faculty with your questions. There is also a great deal of information available on the Chemistry Department’s website about our coursework and on the College’s website about pre-health professions. If you can’t find the answers you seek, please ask.


Members of the Department of Chemistry

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Summer Registration: Course Selection Guide

Today we’re tackling all your questions about course selection. Before you register for classes, you need to know which classes you want to take. And guess who decides what classes you take? YOU.

This Monday, July 11th, you'll register for FYE and select courses on this list; this post reviews that, but also explains how you'll build the rest of your schedule and select other classes later in the summer. 
Please remember that the schedule you will begin building in July is meant to be a draft to be discussed with your orientation adviser and pre-major adviser in August/September. The July registration period offers a head start on course planning, a way to prepare for your conversations with faculty advisers. You will make changes, add courses, and finalize your schedule in consultation with your faculty advisers later this summer. 

Summer Registration Survival Guide: July Registration

  Welcome to Meg and Jill's Declassified Summer Registration Guide! We’ve collected your questions, done the research, and are here to impart wisdom from our knowledge of our collective 10+ time registration experiences.

Registration might make you feel one of two ways:

Either you’re super calm and you know what’s happening...

Gif by Giphy artist Super Simple

Or you’re freaking out because you don’t know what’s going on and you have no idea what classes you’re gonna take andyou’rejustlikereallyconfusedandfeellike-

Gif by giphy artist Molang

Don’t worry; registration can be confusing and daunting, but we’re here to clear it up for you!

What is registration?
Registration is the process of selecting and enrolling in classes.

What is the difference between planning, summer registration, and registration?
You might have seen these words thrown around in different conversations and discussions. All three of these words are related to each other but refer to different actions/processes that involve picking and enrolling in classes.

Planning is the process of choosing courses and adding them to your schedule in Student Planning on myBarnard, Barnard’s online registration system. Planning is important because before you can register for a class, it must be on your schedule in Student Planning. You don’t want to waste time when your registration appointment comes around looking for and adding classes. It’s always a good idea to plan and add more classes to your schedule than necessary before you actually register for classes. Courses in the "planned" stage will be yellow on your schedule and will have a blue button that says "register" (which you can only use during your registration times). Confusingly, once you are able to add yourself to waiting lists in September, waitlisted courses will also be yellow on your schedule, but they will not have a register button, but will instead have a "leave waitlist" button.

Summer registration refers to the period in July where you can register for First Year Seminar, First Year Writing Writing, P.E. courses, and other select courses. July registration, with the fun and exciting acronyms (FYE and P.E.) is what you should be thinking about now.

Registration is the process of enrolling in all other classes. Registration will start in August after you meet with an adviser during NSOP.

Summer registration and registration have set start and end times where you can add and drop classes. During both summer registration and registration, you'll receive an appointment time that says at what time you'll be allowed to begin adding and dropping classes. All appointment times are randomly assigned.

Where and how do I plan and register for courses?
In the Student Planning Section of your Barnard portal. Don’t know how to access that? See links to video tutorials at the bottom of this post and a written guide about how to do it.

When is summer registration? What should I expect? What if I won’t have Internet during this time period?
Summer registration will be from July 11th to July 15th. During this week you will only be able to register for First-Year Writing, First-Year Seminar, Barnard P.E. courses, and other select courses. This is a fixed time so we can unfortunately not offer students alternative slots for preregistration. If there is a possibility that you will have access to intermittent wifi, you can pre-plan your courses and add multiple First-Year Writing and Seminar courses in Student Planning on Student Planning. Then when it is your registration appointment, the only thing you will have to do is click the "Register" button to register for courses. You can also check Student Planning in your Barnard portal to check when your registration appointments will be and see if any correspond to a time you could have wifi access.

All students will be assigned a registration appointment between 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, July 11th. Registration will be open from 9:30 Am and 4:30 PM the rest of the week until it closes at 4:30 PM on Friday, July 15th.

Are we also signing up for Spring courses?
You will register for Spring courses during Spring registration which will happen some time in November. Barnard is on a semester calendar so you only take courses for 16 weeks at a time and do not register for courses more than one semester in advance. This means that in July and August you will only be registering for fall courses.

How do I know if I should register for a First-Year Writing or Seminar?
In early July, you’ll receive an email instructing you to register for either First-Year Writing Workshop, First-Year Writing: Critical Conversations, or First-Year Seminar. During the registration period, you must select a course that falls under your assigned category. If you are assigned First-Year Writing: Critical Conversations, you will not be able to register for a First-Year Writing Workshop or First-Year Writing Seminar and vice versa.

Can I (and should I) put down multiple options for the same class? Can you register for multiple FYSs or FYWs and then later drop one? How many should I sign up for? Do we list alternates in case we don’t get our first choice?
Have several backups for whichever course you are assigned to take. For example, if you are assigned to First-Year Writing: Critical Conversation in the Fall, have a list of your first five choices, as some of them might be full by the time you sign up. During the preregistration period, if you register for a FYW/FYS course and it turns green on your calendar then you’re good to go and don’t need to worry about adding any other sections to your schedule.

Once you’ve enrolled in one of the FYS or FYW courses DO NOT sign up for another. If you want to register for more than one to see which courses still have open spots make sure that you immediately drop any excess courses so other students can get into the one(s) you won’t be attending. If after a registration period you are registered for multiple FYS/FYW, you will be dropped from all but one of them by the registrar's office. FYS/FYW courses do not have waitlists and are capped at around 15 students each. This means that there won't be enough space in the FYS/FYW courses for all first-years if you're registered for multiple courses, and that if a section is full when your registration period arrives, you need to choose a difference one. Remember that this is the one course that you can’t drop/change after the semester begins, so keep in mind the times of other courses you may want to take so they don’t conflict!

What about classes other than FYE and PE?
In early July we will be sending out a list of courses available for registration beginning July 11th. If you're interested in courses that are not on this list, you'll be able to register for those during NSOP.

Is each student given a time of the day to register for courses or can you register at anytime on the 11th? What’s the earliest time I can start registering? If I register later in the day will all the classes be full?
Each student does have a specific time of day to register! You can check your registration time under Student Planning on your Barnard portal (portal.Barnard.edu). These times are decided based on a random lottery system. Registering later in the day means that other first-years may have signed up for classes before you, but there should still be slots open for a large portion of FYS and FYW courses depending on how late during the registration period you’re able to sign up. There is space for everyone, so don't worry -- you'll be able to register!

How the heck does the waitlist work?! When do I get put on a waitlist? Why are classes already almost or all the way filled? Can I still sign up for them? Is it worth putting myself on the waitlist?
You cannot waitlist any FYW or FYS course. However, you may waitlist PE and other non-FYE courses. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors have already registered for those classes, so if it says on the Columbia Directory that 11/12 spots are filled it’s most likely because upperclassmen already signed up for them. Don’t panic! Many intro classes will have spots saved for first-years so there's a good chance you'll still be able to get into them. Additionally, only first-years have access to registration during the July 11-15 registration period, so there are fewer students attempting to register for each spot then there will be during NSOP registration.

Older students typically register for way more classes than they’ll actually enroll in, and will sign up for classes as back-ups in case their first choices fall through. This means that in the weeks of shopping period, a lot of spots will open up in classes as students start to nail down which courses they actually plan to enroll in. Takeaway: absolutely sign up for the waitlist because there’s a good chance you’ll get into many of those classes as upperclassmen drop out. Note: you can only sign up for 3 waitlists at a time.

Please also note that many professors will give seniority to upperclassmen and ask that first-years try again the next semester if a course continues to be over-enrolled. The good news is that you’ve got plenty of time to take any specific class if that does end up happening, so don’t be disheartened! It’s happened to all of us. Also, keep in mind that the Columbia Directory of Classes is not updated in real-time, only at night. The registration numbers for a class may be accurate first thing in the morning, but not in the afternoon. Go by what Student Planning says when you register for your class. If a class is full it will ask you to join the waitlist, and you should feel free to do so. For some classes, you'll be able to view your position on the waitlist on ssol.columbia.edu. This is not available for all courses, so don't worry if you can't see your position on the waitlist.

If you get off the waitlist you’ll receive an email from the Columbia Registrar saying as much, and that you’re enrolled in the class. It will then ask you to resolve any outstanding time conflicts, for example, if you’re registered for a backup class that you signed up for in case you didn’t get off the waitlist for the other, you would need to drop the backup class to make room for your waitlist class. It's also a good idea to double-check myBarnard when you get this email to make sure the formerly-waitlisted class is now green on your schedule -- if it's not, you should contact the Barnard Registrar for help.

If you’re waitlisted for a class that’s required for your major or you’re really passionate about, feel free to reach out to the professor before the first class or go up and speak to them directly afterwards to communicate your interest. They sometimes will take that into consideration when deciding on the roster for the semester. Professors are also always happy to hear from passionate students.

Stay tuned for more posts as we demystify the registration process! And as always, please reach out with any questions.

As promised for those of you who are more auditory and visual learners, here are video tutorials. Each video corresponds to a section of the guide, so if you read the guide and you’re confused, you can watch the video for the section and vice versa:

How to Access Student Planning

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The Student Side: What's the Deal with First-Year Writing and First-Year Seminar?

First-Year Experience, Explained:

Gif by Carlotta Notaro 

As part of Barnard's Foundations Curriculum, there are 3 required courses Barnard first-years must take. Two of these courses are First-Year Writing (FYW) and First-Year Seminar (FYS) (the third is a physical education class, but we can talk more about that later). You’ll take an FYW class one semester and an FYS class the other semester during your first year at Barnard. These 2 FY required courses (FYW and FYS) are collectively called "First-Year Experience" (FYE).

Let’s break these courses down.

Introducing the FY Team: Jill

 Hi class of 2026! 

My name is Jill Pasewark (she/hers) and I've been working in the First-Year Dean's Office for nearly 3 years now. I just graduated from Barnard but will be sticking around this summer to help you get ready for your first year at Barnard -- I'm looking forward to getting to know you!  

Introducing the FY Team: Meg

Hi Class of 2026!

My name is Meg (she/her) and this is my second summer working in the FY Dean's Office. I am so excited to be here to help you all transition to Barnard over the next few months!

With my puppy, Nova, last fall

Monday, March 28, 2022

Philosophy Program Planning Meeting

Hi all, 

Please see the following message and above flyer from the Philosophy Department: 

 We hope you have had a smooth start to the Spring 2022 semester. 

This is to remind you that the early Fall 2022 course registration period will take place from Monday, April 18, to Friday, April 22, 2022.  The advising period will begin on April 4, 2022.

We anticipate that departments will want to hold meetings for majors and prospective majors before the April 22 deadline. You are welcome to hold either virtual or in-person meetings. 

Please note that Spring Break is March 14-18, 2022. Also note that March 1 is the date for second semester sophomores to declare their majors.

Early Registration: Advisor Meeting Reminder

We're just here with a quick reminder about the upcoming early registration period for Fall 2022, which will take place April 18th-22nd. Although we have a few weeks until registration is here (don't worry, we'll send out a more comprehensive guide in the coming weeks), we recommend that you reach out to your pre-major advisor soon to schedule a time to speak with them about your Fall 2022 schedule.

When Fall 2022 course offerings are posted (they aren't yet -- but don't worry, they will be soon), you'll be able to find them in the course directory. You'll also be able to check which Fall 2022 courses will complete the Barnard academic requirements on Slate. Meeting with your advisor is a good opportunity to talk generally about what you want your Fall 2022 semester to look like, even if you haven't planned a specific schedule yet. 

As always, let us know if you have any questions! 

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

English Department Program Planning Meeting

 Hi all, 

See below for information on the upcoming English Department program planning meeting: 

Please join us for the English department program planning meeting!  Come to ask questions about the major and learn about new classes for the fall semester.  Email english@barnard.edu from your Barnard email address for the Zoom link.  We look forward to seeing you!

Monday, February 28, 2022

Treats Under the Tent

Hi all,
Join us for treats under the tent on Wednesday, March 2nd from 4-6PM! See the flyer below for more information and reach out to first-year@barnard.edu with any questions. 


Sunday, February 27, 2022

Columbia Synapse Conference

Hi first-years, 
Please see the flyer and information below to learn more about the upcoming Columbia Synapse Conference! 

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Prospective History Majors Meeting 3/9

 Hi all, 

Please see the flyer below for information on the prospective History majors meeting coming up on March 9th: 

Monday, February 21, 2022

Barnard Bold Conference 2022: 2/28-3/4

The Bold Conference is an annual student-led event intended to facilitate conversations between faculty, staff, and students, with the intention of continuing to strengthen teaching and learning at Barnard College. This spring, the theme is "Reimagining Teaching and Learning." This conference will feature three virtual sessions on reimagining engagement, care and compassion in the classroom, and rethinking assessments. Learn more about each session here: https://cep.barnard.edu/barnard-bold-conference-2022

RSVP here to receive your zoom link: https://forms.gle/9cZzdN342JzE1TMu5

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Barnard Education Program Open House 2/16

We hope you're having a good week; this is just a reminder that today from 6:30-7:30PM there will be an Open House for Barnard's Education Program in Milstein LL001. See the flyer below for more information and we hope you're able to attend! 

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Considering Studying Abroad? Read Below!

The deadline to submit the Barnard preliminary study abroad application for Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 is March 15, 2022.  This is a required step for any student looking to study abroad next academic year 2022-23.

You can research programs through the study abroad portal here and submit a preliminary application for your top choice program by clicking on the blue “Apply Now” button on the program page.  Submitting an application is non-binding and can be withdrawn.

You can make a study abroad advising appointment here.  Please write to studyabroad@barnard.edu with any questions.