At over 120 years of age, Occidental College, often known as “Oxy” for short, is the oldest liberal arts college in Los Angeles, California, and serves over 4,000 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A slate of 32 majors includes art history, East Asian studies, kinesiology, theatre, and more. Oxy’s academic focus, as demonstrated by its Core Program, emphasizes global literacy by requiring all students take twelve credits that touch on foreign cultures. Furthermore, Newsweek has rated Oxy’s campus as among the nation’s most beautiful, and a kinetic fountain found here was featured in the 1984 movie Star Trek III: the Search for Spock. Although its expansive residential system requires students live on-campus for their first year, Occidental also sponsors eight Greek chapters, and student organizations have a particularly “green” bent: the Green Bean Coffee Lounge and an organic garden complement a student-run ride-sharing venture. There’s even a little mystery going on: Occidental’s website hints at “Oxy Voices” as an ongoing collection of student experiences and stories, presumably to emerge later as a bastion of historical insight, or a “time capsule.” If that and all of the above doesn’t get you intrigued about the opportunities offered here, nothing probably would!