All posts by Carolina Barbosa

Hi !!!! I am currently in Singapore studying for a semester abroad :)

Views All Day Everyday

February 25, 2019 It doesn’t matter how many times I see the school, everytime is like the first day. It’s just such a beautiful school and I think that all the students who get to use this school for 4 years, are incredibly lucky. There are so many different buildings with so many resources. I ...

Last minute plans

February 17, 2019 I was just relaxing in my room for the night and suddenly I decided to change and go visit Little India. This was nowhere in my plans for today but I really wanted to go and I figured it would be cool to see it at night and then visit another time ...

The year of the Pig.

February 5, 2019 Happy Chinese New Year!!! Or, Lunar New Year, as my friend Helena keeps bugging me even though all the locals say Chinese New Year here… Today, Tuesday is only the beginning of the Chinese New Year celebrations. NTU was closed today and it will also be closed tomorrow. I had classes yesterday ...

Keep going!!

When I had the meeting with the Study Abroad Department before I left for Singapore, they told me that everyone will probably face a roller coaster. This roller coaster was an emotional one of course, but I didn’t really believe them. I thought I would be nervous yes, but I didn’t think I would be ...

Almost Chinese New Year!!

January 31, 2019 OVERVIEW Make a list of all the places you want to go and plan ahead Ask the locals about the holidays they celebrate while you will be there and try to get involved so you can experience it in that country Bring an extra battery just in case your camera dies !!!! ...

Living at the Library

January 23, 2019 OVERVIEW Take note of upcoming tests Learn about all the resources that the school has to offer and make the most of it Try to make a balanced schedule of when you will go sight seeing and still have enough time to sit down and study I have not been studying. Well ...

Go anywhere, go EVERYWHERE

January 28, 2019 OVERVIEW Download the app “Grab”, it is the equivalent of Uber here in Singapore. Just like Uber also has Uber Eats, Grab also has Grab Food Make sure to add money to either your student ID card or EZ-link card, in order to use the MRT DON’T EAT ON THE MRT In ...

You can’t be bored!!

January 21, 2019 OVERVIEW Make sure to check out all the clubs available and join some!! Get some school gear!!!!! Add money to your student ID card at any 7-Eleven (with a 50 cent fee) Here at NTU, there is always something happening and there is always something for everyone. This school has so many ...

And let the classes begin…

January 17, 2019 QUICK VIEW Make sure to have a map of the campus so you know which bus to take Always check your iNTU account, teachers post announcements on there more than sending out emails Finals for engineering class are worth %60-%70 of final grade The campus here at NTU is very big. Something ...

Hungry and Tired

January 14, 2019 QUICK VIEW Budget your money for the duration of the stay Keep all receipts from purchases Be open to trying new foods you aren’t used to After exploring my dorm building a little, I realized there was no kitchen. I became frustrated because I was kind of expecting to cook. I asked ...