|The view from the 92 Y as|
residents moved out.
Our first night on the Oxy at the UN Program, Professor Fomerand told us that this program changes individuals and that upon leaving, we would be very different people than when we'd arrived. Fifteen weeks later, we find ourselves looking back at who we were and looking forward at the semester before us and the lifetime that comes afterward. So the questions are, how to conclude this whirlwind experience, how to pack up the metaphorical suitcase with the collective and individual lessons we've learned, and how we move forward having had a semester at the United Nations in New York City.
|The sunset from the UN Secretariat on|
the participants' last day.
It is on this note that the Oxy at the UN Program 2013 draws to a close and expresses its final appreciations to friends, family, professors, colleagues, and mentors for their ongoing support and encouragement. Program participants were proud to represent Occidental College throughout the semester; wherever we disperse to and in whatever capacities, we will always be connected by this experience.