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Mental Health, Midterms, and More Mini-Adventures

“C’est fini, c’est fini!” Still buzzing with lack of sleep and last night’s crammed revisions, I glanced up. The professors were standing at the front of the amphitheater, collecting the Fluid Mechanics exams as students got out of their seats and turned them in. More than wrong answers, I feared for my exam if I ...

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Ending co-op in Beijing. Starting university in Beijing.

I’m home. Were the first words I whispered while bumbling down the plane runway. I returned to Beijing on a new student X2 visa, luggage packed with winter clothes, and a heart longing for the brisk Beijing air. I entered the gates of Tsinghua University for the first time on Wednesday the 12th of September, ...

EPA Brussels: Discovering Vesalius College

When you arrive in Brussels, expect many questions about where you’re from and why you’re there. When you say that you’re studying abroad, you’ll undoubtedly get many excited reactions.   “Oh, you’re at ULB?” most will assume, especially if you’re speaking to them in French. You let them know that you are actually a student ...

Packing for Study Abroad

Well, the time has come! It is exactly three days until I leave Drexel to study abroad in Florence, Italy at the Accademia Italiana (AI). Although I am incredibly excited about this experience, I am also insanely nervous and stressed out about it. If you’re reading this as someone who is also leaving for study ...

A Beautiful Weekend in Amsterdam

One of the great things about studying in the UK is its proximity to the rest of Europe. For years it has been a dream of mine to visit Amsterdam, and it is something that I was really looking forward to while traveling this summer. So when we had a free weekend in London, a ...

Welcome to Hogwarts: A University of Sydney Overview

It’s been a month since my arrival to Sydney. Classes have started, due dates are approaching and stress levels are rising. However, it’s hard not to love being on campus when you feel that Dumbledore might walk into your classroom at any moment looking Harry. Being a die hard Harry Potter fan, it was love ...

Exploration Beyond the Bubble

My situation is much more relaxed now, especially regarding food. I have a stronger idea of what foods to eat everyday. Since my time is much more limited than if I had lived at home, I have focused on eating these three daily meals. First, I eat bread with marmalade, and tea in the morning ...