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Cape Town Diary: October 12. By Rachel Meiklejohn, Colby College '02

Story posted October 15, 2001

It finally seems as if summer is just around the corner, as the weather has gotten warmer and the winter rains are becoming a thing of the past. This semester on the CBB Cape Town study abroad program has flown by. We have just over a month left here and there is still so much more that I want to do, see, and experience.

This past weekend was an enjoyable and busy one. As a member of the University's cross-country team, I participated in a relay meet against our rival, Stellenbosch. The race took us through some of the most scenic parts of Cape Town. After the race, we had a braai (or as we Americans would call it, a barbeque) at the team's clubhouse, which provided an opportunity for the two teams to mingle. Saturday evening, I attended an end of the year function of a local leadership group for underprivileged high school students. I had been invited to it by several of the students we are involved with in community service. I was impressed by how much they have accomplished throughout the year and their commitment to be "victors not victims" despite the difficult situations they are growing up in.

Sunday turned out to be a beautiful day and several of us from CBB spent it on the beach with a group of 20 students from our community service program at Isilamela high school, in the Langa township. The water was a bit cold, but we had a picnic lunch and spent the rest of the day exploring the beach and enjoying the sun.
This week will be spent finishing up final papers and our documentary films for our History of AIDS in South Africa class. Currently, I am looking forward to the end of classes and my weeklong trip to Durban, a city on the
Indian Ocean side of South Africa, where I will be conducting interviews for an independent project.

Rachel Meiklejohn, Colby College '02

Additional information on the Cape Town program is at CBB Cape Town
Other Cape Town Diaries:
Cape Town Diary: July 3. By Julie McGee.
Cape Town Diary: July 14. By Julie McGee.
Cape Town Diary: July 27. By Kristen M. Heim.
Cape Town Diary: July 27. By Rachel Meiklejohn.
Cape Town Diary: August 6. By Paul Min.
Cape Town Diary: August 6. By Heather Finn.
Cape Town Diary: August 10. By Chris Reigeluth.
Cape Town Diary: August 13. By Kathryn Spirer.
Cape Town Diary: August 15. By Philip Drake.
Cape Town Diary: August 20. By Dana Kramer.
Cape Town Diary: August 20. By Noah Lambie.
Cape Town Diary: August 24. By Brendan Ferriter.
Cape Town Diary: August 27. By Katie Spirer.
Cape Town Diary: August 27. By Laura Bilodeau.
Cape Town Diary: August 31. By Kristen Heim.
Cape Town Diary: Sept. 1. By Samantha Dahan.
Cape Town Diary: Sept. 4. By Julie McGee.
Cape Town Diary: Sept. 14. By Claire Cuno.
Cape Town Diary: Sept. 25. By Laura Bilodeau.
Cape Town Diary: Sept. 28. By Noah Lambie.
Cape Town Diary: Oct. 3. By Paul Min.
Cape Town Diary: Oct. 8. By Chris Reigeluth.

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