Category: Fall 2019

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The Final Hike

Another day, another hike. This time round, a couple of friends and I are heading to Dragon’s back trail. This is one of the most easily accessible trails for Hong Kong University students since it is located on Hong Kong Island where the university is. All you have to do in order to get there ...

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(British) Netflix and Chill

As I reflect on my past eight weeks in York, England, I can’t help but to listen to the millennial inside my head constantly asking myself, “Did I get my full eight-weeks’ worth of British television?” Sure, it may sound silly, and some may even argue that television in the United Kingdom is comparable to ...

Great Barrier Reef

I could not come to Australia and not discover the Great Barrier Reef, so I decided to take a trip one weekend to explore one of the wonders of the world. I took a sailing trip through the reef for 3 days and snorkeled with all the sea animals, and got to see parts of ...

Catching Waves

I’ve never been surfing. Growing up, that wasn’t an activity my Mom even considered signing me up for. I was the girl in dance school, girl scouts, and guitar lessons. None of my friends were surfers either. When a spokesperson from Surf Camp Australia pitched the opportunity at UNSW’s international student orientation, I was quite ...

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Give Thanks and Eat Pie… Unless You’re in England.

The thought of spending a holiday by myself, especially a family-centric holiday like Thanksgiving, was quite distressing to me. Despite it being a national holiday designed to give thanks for the abundance of blessings in my life back in America, this past Thursday was just another ordinary day here at York. I woke up and ...

Not The Best Goodbye!

Most of you might be aware about the ongoing political situation in Hong Kong. Somehow, the situation in Hong Kong worsened over the last few weeks and the universities were unable to operate normally. Because of the rising tension, the students started leaving the campuses and even Drexel felt that it was unsafe for the ...

On-Campus Life

Prior to Australia, I was unaware of what the UNSW campus was like. I had tried doing all the research and gathering information from the school’s websites, but it was hard to actually see if students participated much. Once I got here, I realized most Australian students do not live on campus, let alone participate ...

Lessons in Investment

I was in my final few weeks of a pediatric clinical during the Summer term, when my nursing friend, Grace, gave me a piece of advice. She had just returned from studying abroad in London, and was a great sounding board for some of the issues I was facing in preparation for Australia. Out of ...

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Lion’s Rock gone wrong

The two of us were lost in the middle of nowhere. Even though we had little food and water in our bags we were not worried. Mostly because we still had Wifi… My friend pulled out the trail map and saw that we had been traveling off course for a while. Thankfully, the trail path ...

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I wish that I knew what I know now…

As I was exploring  the streets of Interlaken two weeks ago with my friend Brendan, another American student who is studying at York Saint John’s, it finally dawned on us how different Europe actually is to the stories and pictures we have seen online. In retrospect, there are so many places I wish I planned ...