The older I get, the more I realize having a sheltered childhood might’ve been a blessing in disguise. Growing up not being able to go to sleepovers, not being allowed to play any sports, and missing out on a lot of other things the kids around me were participating in was definitely disappointing. I still […]
Well, I’ve been here for three weeks minus a few hours. I’ve probably done as more traveling in that time than I’ll get to for another month now that classes have started. Monash University has an amazing exchange/international student support team, and they set up some awesome trips for us. I’ve been into Melbourne’s city … Continue reading Australia – Thoughts on Travel
I’ve been “down under” for just over three days now, and I’ve spent what seems like every minute of that time racing from one thing to the next – shopping, orientation, campus resident events, trips with other exchange students – the list goes on. But what keeps striking me on my second journey abroad is … Continue reading Australia – First Thoughts
Adieu Arezzo! Yesterday was the day I left Arezzo and here was how I made it to Oxford! 8:00 – Wake up. Pack. Leave landlady, Germana, a thank you gift 9:30 – Walk towards the train station 10:07 – board train: Roma Termini 1:00 – board the Leonardo Express 1:30 – Arrive at Fumucino Airport […]
OCHEM in 4 weeks – 3 midterms – 19 quizzes and 2 finals. WERE FINALLY DONE If there’s one thing I’ve learned from a month long study abroad program of organic chemistry: it would be to pick up my feet when I walk. I’ve met some of the most authentic people on this trip that […]
Culinary Post #6: Cultural Reflection Who would’ve thought there was so much chemistry in the art of culinary especially in Italy. From the cutlureal wonders of the authentic Italian wine to the dark elixir of coffee beans straight from the venders themselves–I’ve expierenced the upmost culinary and cultural experience of italy in a month. Life living […]
BOOM! The first canon goes off. The day has come–it’s only 11:45am and everyone in the city of Arezzo is gearing up for game day. All throughout the week, they have been pounding their drums and tooting their horns down the streets of the historic Arezzo barricaded in the wall. BOOM! Second canon strikes at […]
Throughout a month studying abroad with a twenty other students, the most common question that we exchange is, inevitably, what we miss the most. As expected, the predominating answer is simple: home. But…is it that simple? What defines a home? “Iced drinks.” “My room.” “Air conditioning.” While I don’t endorse materialism, to be completely free […]
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