Category: Fall 2019

Getting Involved

Traveling abroad, especially for a semester-long exchange program, is definitely an exciting experience, but it may turn out to be disastrous if you fail to get involved with the local community. In the era of internet, you can always live, study, travel, and explore everything by yourself, but at times, having people around you can ...

Exploring Down Under

I had a week before classes started, so I decided to cram all the adventures I could during this time. Thankfully, I was in a hostel in Paddington, which happens to be right by Oxford Street, which leads right into Sydney CBD area.  As I was walking, I passed by Hyde Park, a place that ...

Reality Strikes

Jet lag is very real when you enter this part of the world. It is hard to get a baring on time and sleep. When I initially got here, I was up 3am everyday and would fall asleep between 6-8. After a couple days, my body adjusted to the time zone and I decided to ...

Academics, Student ID, and yeah, the OCTOPUS!

The people who have been following up on my weekly blogs must be aware how I have mostly covered general but very important travel tips in the past two weeks. Therefore, today, I am going to shift my focus on some important academic and legal formalities that play a huge role in helping you to ...

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An intro to Hong Kong University

Hong Kong University has a very unique campus. In fact, there is one characteristic that makes it really stand out compared to most other campuses around the world. That characteristic I got to realize the hard way. The first day of classes, I was using google maps to try to find where my classroom was. ...

Welcome to Australia

Moments before Arrival Australia had always been a dream of mine. The flight was not as bad as I had thought it would be; given the vast amount of food that was given during flight, the ability to watch movies on the screens behind the chair, and the pure excitement of traveling. This was a ...

The Big Rule – Socialize At The Airport

Your ability to make contacts at the airport can help you to make the best out of an unknown place!

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A vibrant intro to Hong Kong

Yes. Hong Kong might not be the safest place to travel to right now. Or at least that is what the media says. In fact, when I first arrived at Hong Kong Airport the situation looked quite grim. The airport express train that takes passengers to the city had been blocked down by the protesters. ...

Self-Awareness On The Airport

The blog talks about how it's important to be self-aware and responsible amid the excitement of traveling alone and studying abroad.