The Lyco Lowdown: An Insider's View of Life at Lycoming

Nam Do

I grew up in Vietnam and graduated from Hanoi-Amsterdam high school. At Lycoming College, I am pursuing a baccalaureate in Marketing with a minor in Commercial Design. I am deeply involved with the Multicultural Awareness group, German club, and various sport activities such as ultimate Frisbee, baseball, intramural soccer and volleyball. I also gained diverse experience from working as a resident assistant, peer mentor/tutor, student assistant for the office of global education, and –as of now- for IT services. In supporting my cause of arts, culture, and education, I have coordinated and taken part in planning several events of various scales. In the Summer of 2016, I led the planning committee of a first-time regional folk dance competition in Vietnam. As the former Vice President of MAG, I played a crucial role in planning and implementing campus-wide cultural events such as International Dinner and International Expo, and also co-found the Traditional Game Fair. Most recently, I co-curated an art exhibition at Lycoming College’s campus gallery. I like using my free time to enjoy life, explore unfamiliar places, and gain novel experiences, and as a result, most of my paychecks go straight to travel expenses, and I remain broke. Photography, drawing, and reading manga are but a few of my other pastimes. Follow me on Instagram: carp.dee !
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Recent Posts

Let's Talk Culture - Part 1: The "big-talk" America

Posted by Nam Do on May 22, 2017 1:53:03 PM

[Words from author]

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Topics: Insider, Student Life, Social Issues, International Student Experience

Wenn ein Warrior einen Berliner trifft

Posted by Nam Do on May 22, 2017 10:33:25 AM
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Topics: Study Abroad, Student Life, Liberal Arts Education, International Student Experience

When a Warrior meets a Berliner

Posted by Nam Do on May 22, 2017 10:33:09 AM

It has been three months since I moved to Berlin. Life was not so easy at first, but I have now gotten used to it. The city is certainly much different from Williamsport, the home of Lycoming College. There have been so far some aspects which I like and also those that I do not enjoy as much, but I would like to talk about all of them either way, because –who knows –maybe one day you will also decide to study abroad in Germany.

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Topics: Study Abroad, Student Life, Academics, International Student Experience

Lost in the Realm of Possibilities

Posted by Nam Do on May 9, 2017 10:24:23 AM

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Topics: Study Abroad, Student Life, Liberal Arts Education, Academics, International Student Experience

Confessions of a Social Butterfly

Posted by Nam Do on Mar 31, 2017 4:45:00 PM

social butterfly (n.)

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Topics: Student Life, Community

On Campus: To Work or Not To Work

Posted by Nam Do on Feb 7, 2017 1:00:00 PM

The idea of getting an on-campus job did not occur to me until as late as my second semester of college. Now as I look back at the last two years of "employment" at Lycoming College and my seven different positions (sounding like a job-hopper already, aren't I?), I am glad I did not start any later. These jobs have benefited me in various ways, even though some of them might not necessarily coincide with my future paths.

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Topics: Student Life, Academics

Bringing the World to Lycoming

Posted by Nam Do on Dec 14, 2016 1:57:58 PM

A Tradition of Multiculturalism

For old-timers, November at Lycoming College is more than the month of Thanksgiving. It is also known as "International Month," when the Multicultural Awareness Group (MAG) celebrates the cultural diversity of our community with its special event marathon. By tradition, we always hold the International Expo, International Dance, and International Cooking Night. My all-time favorite has to be the International Expo, which features almost everything cultural - from presentation of facts, pictures and tokens to traditional games, arts and performances - to name but a few.

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Topics: Student Life

Thoughts on One Life-Changing Student Position

Posted by Nam Do on Dec 11, 2016 1:00:00 PM

I was walking back to my room the other night when I came across this little delight in the hallway:

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Topics: Residential Life, Community

In America, Don't Talk Big

Posted by Nam Do on Dec 8, 2016 2:15:00 PM

Based on a real story, this excerpt examines the psychological process of an international student's adjustment to the American "small talk" culture.

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Topics: Study Abroad

Getting Along With that High-Focused Friend of Yours

Posted by Nam Do on Nov 18, 2016 12:01:40 PM

Yes, everyone has a friend like this. He's the strong and independent type. He focuses on at-hand tasks, moves fast, and never waits for anyone. This friend apparently cares little about you, but for some reason you keep following him around. Deep down inside, you want to catch up with the guy. You want to move at the same pace and think at the same speed as him, because you feel miserable every time you fall behind. Well now, don't act all confused - you know who I am talking about: the guy named Time, your dear old friend.

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Topics: Student Life