Category: Fall 2016

Raíces: Classes and Life in Europe

Qué tal mi gente, Classes have been going well. I have a presentation soon, but I’m not worried about it whatsoever. It’s actually going to be fun. I feel comfortable with public speeches and presentations, as long as I prepare enough. This one won’t take too much preparation. It’s only six minutes. According to my ...

Cachai?: Cajón de Maipo (Pt. 1)

Hola amigos! I have not been able to write articles for a while due to various final exams and projects for my courses. So far last week, I completed two classes (Hegel and Revolutions in Latin America), handed in a 10 page paper for Chilean Foreign Policy, and worked on a video for my Public ...

Morocco: Tangier and Chefchaouen (The Blue City)

Hi everyone, I had such an amazing weekend. I went on a trip with CityLife to Morocco! I had my doubts and was skeptical at first, but it turn out to be an unforgettable experience. The worst part about the entire trip was the bus ride to the Tarifa, the southern tip of Spain, to ...

Wrong Lecture: IP Laws and Copyright

It was the day after my birthday(Happy Birthday to me!) and I was still feeling disoriented after a night of dancing. On Thursdays, I have a history lecture that starts at 1pm and ends at 2pm. Somehow I misread my calendar and thought my class was starting at 2pm instead. My feet were still tired ...

十七 | Election Day from HK

November 9th, 2016 *No Pictures* Well this day turned out not how I expected. This election has left me with some indescribable feelings, and it’s hard to say if experiencing it abroad was better than being at home. One side of me is happy that I’m able to avoid all of the shenanigans following the ...

Keep Busy and Stay Calm

Hola amigos, Title and picture says it all. Schoolwork is starting to pile up. I have a few assignments to do, plus a bunch of chapters to read for my Novel class. I’ve been getting good grades so far, so that’s always a relief. I didn’t really know what to expect before I came, but I’ve ...

十六 | Cheung Chau Island

November 5th, 2016 Hong Kong is such a unique place. One day you can be in the bustling city streets, another day up in the mountains going for a hike, or chilling out at one of the many beaches. This Saturday I took a trip to one of the outlying islands of Hong Kong named ...

Study Abroad Tips

Hi everyone! I have been here for a little over 10 weeks now and it has been an incredible experience so far. I am content with my endurance and wanted to give some random tips to help you with your study abroad trip. I really hope this helps! Money – I brought about $400 in cash with me from ...

Milano Fashion Week

MILANO. Let us begin by saying, if you are studying abroad in Florence or anywhere in Italy, it is vital that you visit this city. When we visited, we took a bus and stayed in an airbnb apartment right outside of the city (close to the Duomo). The public transportation is very easily navigable and it ...

Raíces: País Vasco & France

Qué tal amigos, I had a very eventful weekend this past weekend. I went on a trip to the north of Spain, an autonomous region known as País Vasco, or Basque Country in English. Besides the terribly long ride back to Madrid (it is six hours away), the trip was awesome! I went with CityLife again ...