Category: Fall 2016

the Duomo will haunt your dreams

Every week with my Italian class we get to go to a new place on Tuesdays and learn about Florence and the history that it has. This week we went to the public library and saw where local students study and work. In the library there is a little restaurant with the most beautiful view ...

cafés & school trips

Now that we are back in Florence for a few weeks, I have made it my mission to find the perfect study spot in between classes. There are a bunch of cafes along the street where Accademia is, but some are better suited for working. Because my computer has been broken, I have to work ...

十八 | HK Photoshoot

November 19th, 2016 I think I mentioned this in a previous post that Sadé and I were randomly recruited to model for a fairly popular startup eyewear company in Hong Kong. They’re called somewearasia, and have a cool team of people. For the shoot they were going for a fun lifestyle look, so we were ...

二十 | Tokyooooo prt 2

December 8th, 2016 First stop Shibuyaaaa! I had to see what the hype was about haha. Shibuya Crossings is pretty crazy, especially during the weekend. I’ve never seen a massive crowd move like this. It’s an intersection with about 5 streets, and when the light hits green everyone just scrams. It’s not a rowdy scram ...

十九 | Tokyooooo

December 1st, 2016 Ohhh mann, this was such a dream come true! I’ve been dreaming to come to Japan, for who knows how long. Most of my inspiration to venture here comes from me being such a huge fan of Japanese anime for quite some time now. I admire the Japanese culture so much and ...

十七 | Family Visits

November 29th, 2016 I’ve been in Hong Kong so long that I’m now the tour guide for my family. How lucky of me to have back to back fam visits. The first week went to my father’s side from Florida, and the second week went to my mother’s side of the fam from Brooklyn. I ...

Coming Home / Reflection

Hi everyone, This is my last blog post. I’m just going to reflect on my study abroad experience. My term abroad has been such an incredible experience. My hopes and expectations were  set extremely high and followed me close-by coming into Madrid. Thankfully, I was truly not disappointed. The experiences I have lived here and the ...

Cachai?: Reaching the Sunset

I still remember arriving in Santiago, Chile with fear in every inch of my body. I barely understood the Chilean professors, I dreaded having to socialize in another language, and not having my family or friends there made me feel completely alone. That was the beginning. However, as time passed I became adjusted to life ...

Finals

Hello, It’s about that time of the year: Finals are coming! It’s bittersweet feeling. It means I have to take finals and leave Madrid, which is the bitter part, but it also means I get to go back home to my loved ones! First thing’s first, I have to get through these finals. Luckily, my grades ...

A taste of the Studying Abroad Life

Hello People, my name is Natalia Noriega. I’m an international Materials Science and Engineering Student originally from Mexico studying abroad in Lyon, France. I’ve been asked to share my experience so I decided to start bombarding you with some pictures to show you how I’m living my Study Abroad experience. (Pardon me if my English ...