A grid showing student participants in Verano Español, a six-week study abroad program in Spain.

October 05, 2022

What It’s Like … to Study Spanish at the Source

Get a firsthand look at Verano Español, Rollins’ longest-running study abroad program, where students spend six weeks in Madrid studying Spanish and experiencing local culture.

Mariia Shvydkina ’23 (center) with her grandmother Nina (left) and mother Elena (right).

June 23, 2022

What It’s Like … to be an International Student from Ukraine

Attending college halfway around the world is never easy, but for Mariia Shvydkina ’23, Rollins has been a safe haven in a time of uncertainty.

January 19, 2022

What It’s Like to … Perform on the Silver Screen

Isabella Ward ’15 recently made her big-screen debut in the Golden Globe-winning West Side Story revival, and now she’s reflecting on her path to the spotlight.

November 09, 2021

What it’s Like ... to Uncover Ancient Secrets in Your Own Backyard

Get an inside look at the history of Shell Island through the eyes of anthropology majors Zoe Milburn ’22 and Ellie Minette ’22, who have spent the past three years cataloging thousands of pre-Columbian items as part of an ambitious research project.

Omar Sadek ’19 pictured in Lake Mary, a suburb of Orlando where he ran for city commission.

December 15, 2020

What It’s Like … to Run for Office at 19

Rollins prides itself on turning out young leaders. Omar Sadek ’22 is one of them, and he couldn’t wait until graduation to make a difference.

July 07, 2020

What It’s Like ... to Debate a Defining Moment in History

In a debate hosted by the Jamaican Association for Debating and Empowerment, Gabby Shepherd ’22 lends her voice to the complex fight for equality and justice.

December 18, 2019

What It’s Like ... to Perform in Front of Millions

At Rollins, music majors like Chadonné Whiskey ’20 enjoy unparalleled opportunities to hone their craft, connect with audiences, and learn from masters in music

Gates attends an orientation event with other students.

September 24, 2018

What It’s Like ... to Start College at Rollins

From settling into dorm life to the first day of class, get a sneak peek at the first week at Rollins through the eyes of first-year student Donayja Gates ’22.

Students have lunch in the Campus Center.

September 24, 2018

What It’s Like ... to Start College in a New Country

Going to school halfway across the globe comes with challenges and uncertainty, but as first-year student Aditya Das ’22 discovered, Rollins is there to lend support each step of the way.

May 04, 2018

What It’s Like ... to Present Research at a Professional Conference (without Leaving Campus)

Go behind the scenes of Rollins’ first-ever Latin American Studies Symposium, where college students and faculty from around the country share original research and lively discourse.

March 01, 2018

What It’s Like ... to Debate a Movement That’s Changing the World

Once again, the Rollins Great Debate team takes home the trophy—and after a week of listening and learning, a whole lot more.