Ambition is Priceless

“Easy to dream a dream, though it’s harder to live it” – Wale I’ve been waiting for someone to pinch me. Maybe then I’d wake up from this dream. Did I really just move out of my apartment in Philadelphia, knowing that I’d probably never return to that home I loved on Preston Street? Did ...

Getting Involved

Traveling abroad, especially for a semester-long exchange program, is definitely an exciting experience, but it may turn out to be disastrous if you fail to get involved with the local community. In the era of internet, you can always live, study, travel, and explore everything by yourself, but at times, having people around you can ...

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Testing the Water

Hong Kong is surrounded by water. For that reason, I was not that surprised when I started to see how many beaches Hong Kong has. Not only does Hong Kong have many different types of beaches, but also many of these beaches are very beautiful. One of the most popular beaches in Hong Kong island ...

Roommates by chance, Friends by choice!

This guide will give you an insight into the study-life balance and living with new, unfamiliar people. As an international student, you will be able to meet a lot of interesting people either in class, at a class tour or you may be sharing the same room or apartment. I was lucky enough to encounter the ...

Exploring Down Under

I had a week before classes started, so I decided to cram all the adventures I could during this time. Thankfully, I was in a hostel in Paddington, which happens to be right by Oxford Street, which leads right into Sydney CBD area.  As I was walking, I passed by Hyde Park, a place that ...

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My Experience Studying Abroad in Bioko, Equatorial Guinea

Flight to Malabo, Bioko, Equatorial Guinea As the days counted down to my flight I was super excited. It didn’t feel like I was leaving for a whole other continent. It wasn’t until the day of the flight, did fear and nervousness hit me. In my mind I was thinking “What if I forget something?, ...

Reality Strikes

Jet lag is very real when you enter this part of the world. It is hard to get a baring on time and sleep. When I initially got here, I was up 3am everyday and would fall asleep between 6-8. After a couple days, my body adjusted to the time zone and I decided to ...