Category: Fall 2018

A Quick Trip to a National Park

Since I arrived in Melbourne I’ve been soaking up the city and have gotten used to my urban lifestyle. While the café-lined streets of Collingwood are charming, this week I decided to check out some of the outdoor activities nearby in Victoria. Conveniently, one of Australia’s National parks is accessible via Melbourne’s Metro rail service. ...

How to See Paris on a Budget

Paris is one of those magical cities you dream your whole life about going to. However, visiting Paris can become quite expensive, especially if you want to experience all of the monuments, food, and other iconic Paris things. After spending a weekend Paris, I have compiled some tips to help you save money the next ...

Week Six Slump

Well, I’ve passed the point of settling into my life in Melbourne and have reached the point where sometimes I forget I’m here at all. What does that mean, exactly? I arrived in Australia almost two months ago and have adapted to my environment so well that it doesn’t occur to me on a regular ...

The Joys of Belgian Bureaucracy: Residency Card Edition

I would say that overall, EPA does a good job of preparing you for what is to come when you arrive in Brussels. However, one thing they greatly understated was the process of registering yourself at the commune and receiving your Belgian ID Card. When I first heard that you had to present yourself at ...

My Trip to Perugia Eurochocolate Festival

This past weekend, I went to the 25th Annual Eurochocolate Festival in Perugia, Italy, a week long festival dedicated completely to chocolate! As a lover of anything sweet and a huge chocolate fan, you could only imagine how excited I was to find out that this was taking place during my study abroad in Florence, ...

Sydney vs. Melbourne: Did I pick the right city?

Once I decided that I wanted to study abroad in Australia, the hardest decision was choosing where in Australia. The decision was down to Sydney vs. Melbourne. I had heard great things about both, but was not sure as to which one would end up being the best fit for me. If you ask anyone ...

Mental Health, Midterms, and More Mini-Adventures

“C’est fini, c’est fini!” Still buzzing with lack of sleep and last night’s crammed revisions, I glanced up. The professors were standing at the front of the amphitheater, collecting the Fluid Mechanics exams as students got out of their seats and turned them in. More than wrong answers, I feared for my exam if I ...