Category: Term Abroad

Cheung Chau Island

This past weekend, my friends and I have traveled to a different island called Cheung Chau. We had to take the train to the pier and take a ferry to the island. When we first arrived off the boat, there were many small shops and bikes. The island is tiny that locals are not driving ...

The Royal Danes

Like most of the European countries, Denmark also has a king and a queen. Like we all know already, Royal family always have their own palace and army. When we think of a palace, we think of a huge castle guarded by a 10 foot concrete fence and a lot of royal guards. This scenario ...

Eataly: The Italian Grocery Store of Your Dreams

It took me two whole months of saying that I was going to go to Eataly for me to finally make it there. Let me tell you how much I regret that! I wish that I had made the trip over there way before now! Walking into Eataly feels like walking into a grocery wonderland, ...

A Brilliant and Beautiful Day in Bath

I looked forward to visiting Bath the most while in England. It’s a city known for it’s crescent rows of flats, stone buildings, and of course, the Roman-built baths. The city was just a quick bus ride from Bristol, and I did some research the night before on what I wanted to see. As soon ...

The Locals in London

The break time is here and classes are finally over (well, almost). This means I get to travel around as much as I want and don’t have to wake up at 7am anymore for classes. I love the flexibility which is provided to us because I feel there is a good balance between traveling and studying. ...

Day Trip to Assisi

This Saturday, two of my roommates (Erin and Lydia) and I took a day trip to Assisi. The trip was organized by my host university the American University of Rome. Assisi is in the Umbria region of Italy and is a hill town. It was the birthplace of St. Francis, one of Italy’s patron saints. ...

How Much Italian do you Need to Know?

Something that I thought a lot about before coming here is how much Italian I should know to study abroad in Italy, specifically Rome. I tried to study some Italian with the little time I had but my knowledge was limited. In this post, I’m going to go over what Italian I think you should ...

Typhoon in Hong Kong

There was a typhoon in Hong Kong this past weekend. I have never experienced a typhoon because I have grown up in Philadelphia. Hong Kong has many islands and is in the Northern Hemisphere, and it is more open to receiving a tropical cyclone. A typhoon is a weather phenomenon where clouds are rotating, and ...

Vegan Gelato in Rome

When I was still back in the United States thinking about my trip to Italy, one of the things that saddened me most was the fact that I thought that the whole time that I was going to be here, I was going to have to watch everyone eating gelato without me. I was prepared ...

Week 6: The One where I went to a Food Market 

I am the type of person who would want to try out coffee shops and food places at every new place I visit. This is something I absolutely love doing and it’s one of those things which brings me joy. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that I absolutely had to try out the Borough ...