Category: Fall 2017

The Plague of Midterms!

This past week, it was Midterm Week at UST and everything was pretty crazy around campus. With everyone scrambling to do last minute studying and presentation wrap up, the campus was very active, especially the library and student center. Out of the four classes that I am taking I only had two major exams to ...

Football or Soccer…?

This past weekend, me and a couple of my fellow study abroad friends decided to go see a German football game. Because Mannheim is located so close to Frankfurt, we thought this would be a fun and exciting day trip out of the city. To our surprise, we were not only shocked by the amount ...

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They’ve Got Spirit, Yes they do

  Just the other day I took the time to look at my calendar and count the weeks I had left in London. I’m halfway through my adventure and time is flying by too fast. I feel like there is so much more to see and do before I leave; more traveling, try new foods, ...

Eating in Mannheim

I’ve been putting off writing about the food here for quite a while now – but I promise it’s for a valid reason. I wanted to really settle in and actually experience the various culinary options Mannheim had to offer me. So here I am, two months into my study abroad experience, finally ready to ...

Day Trip: Great Otway National Park

Over the weekend, my roommate and I took an adventure to the Otway National Park. This national park is situated on the Great Ocean Road and spans about 103 square kilometers. It stretches along the coast and offers beaches, waterfalls, rainforests, and many different animals. The first place we stopped off at was Mait’s Rest, ...

HKUST Study Abroad Fair

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” ― Henry Miller HKUST does a lot for the exchange students here to make us feel comfortable in our classes, dorms, and our whole UST experience for the term or the whole year. They have put on so many programs for us ...

Heather in Rennes: Normandy Excursion

The CIEE Rennes program includes excursions to Cornouaille, Normandy, and Nantes. Recently, we had our excursion to Normandy. Our first stop was the Normandy Memorial Museum in Caen. This museum had extensive exhibits on World War II, The D-Day landings, and the Battle of Normandy, as well as gardens commemorating the United States, Great Britain, ...

Face-To-Face With Destruction

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting one of the most well-known cities in the entire world: Berlin. As the capital of Germany, it’s also one of the most popular cities in the European Union! Thriving with culture, politics, media, science, and history, there is a ton to do for tourists ...

Tohoku University’s(International) Sports Festival

Memories are weird. They get in way sometimes and remind you of things you’d much rather not recall. In my case, high school sports festivals.   This past Saturday, partnering organizations at Tohoku University held a joint sports festival     to try and unite both native and international students together through exercise and activities. ...

Strawberry Picking and Lake Jubilee

As my time in Australia stretches on and I watch as more and more of my U.S. friends on Facebook post about going to pumpkin patches, picking apples, and doing fall things in general, I can’t help but feel like I’m missing out. I’m missing out because Australia, due to the fact that it’s in ...