Christoph Hodel's blog

Traveling the World as a Musician

by Christoph Hodel / Nov 06, 2013 / 0 comments

Traveling around the world as a musician often has quite a bit of glamour associated with the title. One might think of screaming fans and road trips. This is, of course, referring to the typical fun-filled band life we all see in movies.

Expat Holidays: Halloween in India

by Christoph Hodel / Nov 06, 2013 / 0 comments

My family and I are currently living in India, along with fourteen other students from St.

A Musician’s Global Journey

by Christoph Hodel / Oct 29, 2013 / 0 comments

Traveling abroad can have many benefits, and educationally can be a million times more effective than opening a textbook. The perks of traveling abroad are not purely educational, of course. Martin Hodel, my father, is a professional musician and has had multiple international experiences because of concerts and tours with various programs.

Adventures In India

by Christoph Hodel / Oct 23, 2013 / 0 comments

My family was chosen to lead the Global Term Abroad program with St. Olaf College! My father teaches music theory there, which is a great connection. My sister, my parents and I joined fourteen college students on a seven-country journey across the world: Switzerland, Turkey, Greece, India, China, Korea, and Thailand.


Geneva on Global Term Abroad

by Christoph Hodel / Oct 21, 2013 / 0 comments

After my sophomore year in high school, I didn’t think I could handle another year of small-town life in Minnesota...spending time with the same people and going to the same places that I’ve been staying with my whole life. I don’t want to give an impression of hating my home, because I love Northfield! I simply needed a break.

Postcard from Osios Loukas Monastery in Greece

by Christoph Hodel / Sep 19, 2013 / 0 comments

Walking into a Greek Orthodox monastery in Greece throws a curtain of serenity over all who enter. There is simply no need to tell anyone to quiet down, although we are instructed by a monk to stay silent once inside. The building looked like a mere small stone building from the outside.