Category: Term Abroad

Reading Week! – An Italian Adventure

During Week 9 of the Fall Semester is Trinity College Dublin’s Reading Week – a well-deserved, break for undergraduate students in the middle of the semester (this year Oct. 24th to Oct 31st, 2022). Most study abroad students take this time to explore and travel. Along with three other friends on study abroad, I spent ...

An Italian in Philly: The Last Days Here

Everything comes to an end and my exchange at Drexel is no exception. During these last days here I’ve been busy juggling between assignments, projects and finals, trying to submit everything in time. Nevertheless, I also had some time to think and reflect on how this quarter abroad went, the ups and downs of my ...

How has my abroad experience changed my thought about my academic and career path?

As Christmas and the holiday season approach, it’s a sign that my abroad experience is coming to an end. Four months in Germany have been filled with remarkable experiences, life skills, and friendships. Before getting into the season of finals and family gatherings, I decided to sit down and write down some thoughts about how ...

5 Things to Do in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an incredibly unique mix of Western and Eastern cultures.  Even the landscape is unreal: tall, skinny skyscrapers, both new and old, are built right into these huge and beautiful mountains.  It’s almost futuristic.  Although it’s a very small region, there is so much to do in Hong Kong that there’s no way ...

My First Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving, as a holiday, is not celebrated in Nigeria or Germany- two countries I am mostly affiliated with. Therefore, it was one holiday I was looking forward to experiencing during my time here in the US. Before I go ahead and talk about my first Thanksgiving experience, two things first. One, I have come to ...

Learning Italian Abroad

Najifa Hussain, ’25, is a Management Information Systems major studying at the American University of Rome this Fall 2022. Before coming abroad to Rome, my knowledge of the Italian language was extremely minimal. I did try my hand at daily Duolingo lessons on my phone, but its not easy to learn an entire language when ...

The Big Apple

This week was a busy one. Between classes, quizzes and travel I was kept fairly busy. My classes came and went as usual apart from a philosophy quiz on Tuesday. My brain was fried from trying to remember the difference between disjunctive and hypothetical syllogisms. That night I went to the men’s basketball game against ...

Typical Day in my Life in Hong Kong

Although my life in Hong Kong has been full of crazy adventures and lots of sightseeing, there have also been a lot of relaxing and work-dedicated days necessary for recharging and completing assignments.  I thought I’d outline one of these typical days in my life as an HKU student. I started my day by walking ...

An Italian in Philly: Basketball games for dummies

It might sound weird to some of you but I’ve never been to a basketball game, like, ever. To be fair, I haven’t been to any sports game at all. Even when I was in Italy, sports games were never on my to-do list. Coming to the US, however, I knew I had to watch ...

Countdown to the Holiday Season

This week saw the last few days of warm weather before the inevitable cold at the tail end of Fall sets in. Although this might be a disappointment for most, I myself love the cold and cannot wait for those days where I can wrap myself up in hoodies and hats. Given my complexion Fall ...