Student Forums
A journal of social practice & professional engagement for the Antioch community

Antioch College students spend up to a 1/3rd of their undergraduate experience in the real world— testing concepts and applying theory from the classroom while reflecting on what it means to lead an impactful life.

Antioch students bring new ideas & vitality to our co-op partners, powering programs and special projects through directed full-time work and research across 15 key industries & communities of practice.

Psychology, Mindfulness, & Wellness

  In a valley that, if observed from up high, resembles a bowl- there is a village of twelve houses. They hold farmers, bakers, and candlemakers. These houses do not have

Before my interview, I was 50% sure Camphill Kimberton was a cult. "We are a silent village, meditation is a big part of our

“Estia Agios Nikolaos is the only community in Greece where adults with special needs live, work and spend their free time together with their caregivers.” When I started my first year

Above, is a photo taken by my friend Holger Bartles, a long time Buddhist practitioner and professional photographer. Holger was happy to take my photo when I asked him, his

Policy, Advocacy, & Law

My co-op is with the one and only Roger Ashodian, a lawyer in Philadelphia where I recently moved to live. I live right next to Saint Joseph's University and, due

I am Kensy Zelaya, a fourth-year student at Antioch College with a self-designed major in political economy and social psychology. For my last co-op, I found an internship at CARECEN,

There’s this moment when I walk into the courtroom that surrounds my body with excitement, inspiration, and fulfillment of purpose. It is a feeling that I can’t wipe off my

For my current co-op, I decided to work with the Antioch College Prison Justice Initiative (PJI) on their Prison Justice Library project. The PJI was founded in 2014 by Dr.

Arts & Performance

For my winter 2021 co-op term, I have been working at a public school in New York City as a teaching assistant in an art room. I work with kids

When I thought of working for my aunt with her photography business, I thought it was a perfect idea. I liked taking pictures of nature and I believed it would

The global pandemic has put the world on co-op. I say this because the essence of co-op is the question: "what do I do?" This question is repeatedly posed by people

As a second-year student with an interest in psychology, literature and the arts,  I decided to do my co-op at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, a museum that encourages

Media Arts & Communication

For this winter co-op, I was able to continue with a small but significant part of my life goals. I came to Mexico City—and traveled to other parts of Mexico—to

My co-op story started with one passion in mind: media production and the arts. Of course, that wasn’t the only deciding factor in my decision. I knew going into the spring

[caption id="attachment_12598" align="alignleft" width="300"] This is a photo I took of the cinema room doors in ASB, the building where I work and spend most of my days.[/caption] My first co-op,

Originally, I was planning for my first co-op to take place off-campus—preferably outside the state of Ohio, where I have spent my entire life thus far. However, due to factors

Food Systems, Sustainable Agriculture, & Culinary Arts

Over the past month and a half, I've been participating in a co-op at Whiterock Conservancy, a unique non-profit organization in Coon Rapids, Iowa that has three main goals: to

For my second co-op, I self-designed a program which allowed me to work as an assistant project coordinate for a 140 acre farm, as well as a permaculture designer at a

My name is Aniya Coffman and I have been granted the opportunity to be an intern here at Kokolulu Farm and Cancer Retreats in Hawaii.  The mission here is all

At the Antioch Farm, sustainability is of the utmost importance. Food forests and annual gardens spread across the vast fields towards the south end of the campus, where permaculture practices

Education & Youth Empowerment

For my winter 2021 co-op term, I have been working at a public school in New York City as a teaching assistant in an art room. I work with kids

Making memories while trying to stay alive.  For the majority of the 2021 highschool graduates, it has been an extremely difficult and tiring time trying to make it through their final

“Absurd times call for absurd amounts of love.” - Brad Montague  Last week I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine because I am working for the Yellow Springs High

Paso Del Norte Children’s Developmental Center in El Paso, Texas has a mission “to help children with disabilities reach their fullest potential by providing comprehensive therapeutic, education, and childcare services."

Legend holds that an Antiochian can be parachuted anywhere, and they’ll find a job, a place to live (and some friends) within three days. Being nimble in the world requires agency and innovation, traits developed through experience at Antioch College…