Category: Fall 2017

“Happy Deepavali”, says Little India!

Deepavali or Diwali is a Hindu festival which celebrates the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. It’s probably the most enthusiastically celebrated festival in my home country, India; however, I had no idea that it is a popular one even in Singapore. I couldn’t be home this Diwali but I did have ...

Fierce Pierce Take Hong Kong: Part 1

After being in Hong Kong for 3 months, I have been away from my family for longer than I’ve ever been. It has had its ups and downs not being able to talk to them during the day because of the time difference. I thought that I would have to be spending Thanksgiving in Hong ...

Discussing American Stereotypes

Before I left America, I was told time and time again that I would be constantly asked questions regarding life in the U.S., our politics, our laws and regulations, and anything else that could possibly be associated with Americans. What I wasn’t prepared for, was the number of students I’d meet that have an incredibly ...

Turkey Dinners in Deutschland

I’m going to be honest, when I knew I was going to be studying abroad during one of my all-time favorite holidays, I was disheartened. Stuffing is one of my top favorite foods, how was I going to go to a country and not be able to celebrate a day that encourages me to eat ...

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ESCARGOT ANYONE?

Yes, escargot, that is exactly what I said. I promised myself I would never, ever, digest a snail; after all,  they are slimy and not something most Americans view as a delicacy. However, they say when in Paris do as the Parisians! One of the most amazing things about Europe is the ease of travel ...

A Sense of Natural Beauty

When people think of Hong Kong, they think of an island with a lot of high-rise buildings. Yes there are many tall residential and corporate buildings everywhere, but there are some parts that aren’t as built up as the rest. Since being here, I have noticed that Hong Kong is very environmentally conscious. There are ...

Museums of Melbourne

The city of Melbourne has a great collection of Museums. It’s kind of like Philly because they’re all over the place. The best part is that most of them offer a student ticket that is usually free. Here are three of my favorite museums in Melbourne:   The Immigration Museum I enjoyed the Immigration Museum ...

Laboratory Days and Japanese Work Culture

One of the BEST ways I love spending my time abroad is to be locked up within a 100 ft. x 100 ft. square laboratory looking through a microscope all day, not going outside at all except for lunch at 12. Of course, I’m acting grumpy, but I really can’t complain. As much as I ...

Yamas, to Independent Traveling!

At this point in my travels, I was headed to Greece by myself for a week. My biggest concern was that it would be hard to meet other people to hang out and explore the country with, and that I would get bored of doing so on my own. Much to my surprise, traveling on ...

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Keeping It Real

Homesickness is such a strange feeling to have while studying abroad. I’ve been blessed with a fantastic opportunity to study in a country that I’ve always wanted to come to, I’m seeing such beautiful sights that don’t exist anywhere else in the world, I’m meeting some fantastic people, and…I want…to go home? Wait, let me ...