Category: Fall 2021

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Visit to Vatican City

This Friday, we went to the Vatican Museums. Our tickets were scheduled for 1pm so we had some time in the morning before we had to be there. We all ended up sleeping in a bit after a busy week at school (I had 3 tests on Thursday). I quickly ate a yogurt shortly before ...

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The “Study” in Study Abroad

Something I haven’t written about since coming here is my classes and what it is like to actually study in another country. I am attending an American university where classes are taught in English and most of the students are from the US so my experiences learning here probably differ much less than other study ...

Week 4: The One Where I Felt a Little Under the Weather 

Let’s get real here- we can’t be feeling our best selves everyday, every second. I can glorify my life here and talk about all the fun and interesting thing I did this week. But instead, I am going to talk about what  a mess I was and also what I did to change it.  The ...

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The “Kid” culture in Denmark

So far, Denmark has shown me a lot of cultures but there is this one thing I can’t wrap my head around. Very literal language, different pronunciation of the same letters, Nordic cultures were very interesting, funny, and easy to understand. However, when it comes to children, rather infants, the culture here is somewhat different. ...

Sunset in Sorrento

I went on a trip run by the American University of Rome to Southern Italy this weekend. We went to Naples, Sorrento, Capri, and Pompeii. They coordinated our accommodations which also included breakfast and dinner at the hotel we stayed along with an open itinerary of where we were going to be when. Visiting four ...

Do’s & Don’t’s of Study Abroad

After being here for over a month, I believe I have learned a lot from my experiences that I want to share with others so I decided to do a do’s and don’ts list of studying abroad. Don’t Stay Inside Your Comfort Zone Just the act of traveling to a foreign country to live there ...

Hong Kong University Residential Halls

Hong Kong University has many student halls and residential colleges. There are three different villages with different dorm halls. I am living in Jockey Club Student Village III, which is a residential college. A residential college is a living space for students from a university who also participates in community activities. There are four other ...

Exploring Clifton and Campus

The Global Lounge has become my “home base” at the University of Bristol and I’ve hung out there in between classes all week. They always have weekend city tours and activities to help international students adjust to the new country and the city of Bristol. Even when they don’t have a program scheduled it’s fun ...

Weekend in Genova

This weekend some of my roommates and I took a trip to Genova in Northwest Italy. We spent 3 jam packed days there so I’ll only go through a few key highlights from my trip. We arrived in Genoa at 6am and everything was still closed and the sun hadn’t risen yet. After a delicious ...

Wrapping Up Welcome Week

My first week has already passed by in a blur of British accents, delicious pastries, and many rides on double-decker buses. I’ve spent the last few days getting used to traveling within Bristol because my accommodation is in a small neighborhood in the North Village called Stoke Bishop. All undergraduate students living in this area ...