Category: Fall 2016

一 | HKUST

September 4th, 2016 Since I’m studying abroad I figured I’ll talk about my university, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). This is hands down the most beautiful campus I’ve ever witnessed. It’s right up in the mountains. I took an Uber to the campus for move in, yes Uber is in Hong Kong, ...

Raíces: Weekend Trip to Valencia

Qué tal amigos, I had a great weekend at Valencia this past weekend! Like I mentioned in my last post, the trip was coordinated through City Life Madrid, which is an organization for students in and around Madrid, especially international students, and includes trips, events and activities that come at a relatively low cost. The ...

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Cachai?:Fiestas Patrias

Hola amigos, qué tal? This weekend (specifically September 18th and 19th), including Monday, was what is known in Chile as Fiestas Patrias (National Holidays). Most often you will here the holiday referred to as “el Dieciocho” because a majority of the celebrations occur on the 18th; however, it is possible for events and festivals (fondas) ...

Raíces: Homestay Advice

Hola amigos, I just wanted to give an update regarding words of advice and tips that I am sure will help you future study abroad students make a decision on whether a homestay is right for you. I have been here for over two weeks now and am finally starting to feel more comfortable. My homestay ...

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Cachai?: Viña Undurraga

Hola amigos! So after a long stressful weekend full of two exams, I definitely needed to treat myself and what better treat then trying out different kinds of wine (vino)! Joining CAUC on another one of their events, our group met up to take a bus out of Santiago and to a place called Viña ...

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Cachai?: Fantasilandia

Hola amigos! Since I had 2 exams coming up, I did not have much time this weekend to go out. Nonetheless, I did not want to completely stay indoors so my friend Lua and I took it upon ourselves to use half of Sunday (September 4th) to go out and the other half to study ...

Raíces: El Museo Del Prado

Qué tal amigos, I had a very eventful weekend! On Friday, I visited El Museo del Prado, the world-renowned art museum. I decided that it truly deserves a post of its own because of the intricacy and sheer beauty of all the artwork housed inside. The commute was relatively easy and short: a 20-minute bus ride. It ...