Category: Fall 2018

Reflection on My Time Abroad in Florence

My time studying in Florence, Italy, has been truly incredible, and I have seen and experienced so much, not only in Italy but in countries across Europe. I could not have hoped for or imagined a better semester. Although it is difficult to say in words all the things that I learned, I think it ...

Day Trip to Lucerne, Switzerland

For my second day in Switzerland, we took a day trip from Zurich to the city of Lucern, only about an hour by train from Zurich Central Station (HB). The tickets were about $27 each way, no train transfers necessary, and be arrived before we knew it! With no real plan, we wandered around the ...

Enjoying the Season in Switzerland

In Italy, you are perfectly located near so many awesome countries. Right above Italy is Switzerland, known for its Swiss Alps, chocolate, and cheese. My friend invited me take a trip to Zurich, Switzerland to check out the Christmas markets, and I decided to go last minute! I took a FlixBus, a super affordable way ...

Weekend in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city full of history, wealth, and modernity, and also a city that I hardly knew anything about before arriving. In this blog post I will talk about my three day weekend adventure in Amsterdam, now one of my favorite cities in Europe! I will be skipping over our food adventures though, which ...

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Trivia Night at Lush: Tsinghua University

What does a 21 year old really do in Beijing on Wednesday nights? Study, library, cafes, nah… She goes to trivia with her close group of seven friends to try and beat our ultimate foe: FIZZY WIZZY LETS GET QUIZZY. I had been attending trivia each Wednesday since week 1 at a popular Western bar, ...

Recent Events in France: My Thoughts

Education Abroad reminds readers that risk is everywhere, even in Philadelphia, and we encourage all of our students to be thoughtful and well-educated travelers. This is one of the important ways to lower the negative impact of incidents that could occur as described in this insightful blog post. Though it may not have been an ...

Bye Bye, Brussels!

For those of you who have been following my time in Brussels from the beginning, you’ll know what a rollercoaster of a trip I’ve had. Through the high and low moments, this has been one of the greatest decisions I’ve made in my entire college career. I had been full of doubts before I hopped ...