Tag: study abroad

Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival had occurred this past week. On the 21st of September, local citizens of Hong Kong had celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival. This holiday is significant to Chinese culture, and Hong Kong University had canceled classes the following day for students to celebrate with their friends and families. On ...

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K11 MUSEA: One of Hong Kong’s Innovative Shopping Centers

K11 MUSEA is one of Hong Kong’s well-known shopping malls located in Tsim Sha Tsui. The mall is near the waterfront of Victoria Dockside, with a view of Hong Kong Island across the river. K11 MUSEA is famous for providing art, fashion, and culture in one spot. The mall has a total of ten floors, ...

Pip Pip Cheerio from Bristol!

It may be only 1:45 am in my body but my mind is buzzing awake watching the sunrise out of the window on the plane. There’s a scene from my favorite childhood movie, The Parent Trap, where Halle looks out of her window as her plane approaches London as the song “There She Goes” by ...

Grocery Shopping In Rome

One of the first things we did after getting settled into our apartment was go grocery shopping. In my day to day life, I don’t typically take many risks and prefer to stick with what I’m comfortable with. However, this study abroad opportunity has already put me out of my comfort zone in ways that ...

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Produce in Rome

I have been waiting for the past three and a half years for the opportunity to travel back to Italy with one thought on my mind: Produce. When I was in Italy in 2017, food was something that our trip revolved around. From gelato to focaccia to tomatoes to grapes, we wanted to try it ...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica

Buenas todos! I hope you all are doing well. I felt like it was finally time to sit down and address the topic that is sweeping the entire globe. Coronavirus. Now you may be thinking, Maria, why are you talking about this? How does this even relate to Costa Rica. Well, you see, Costa Rica ...

Daily Life and Vibes

Hola! The cover picture is the view from Clinica Biblica classrooms! This blog post is going to be more focused on the group dynamic, the daily life, and the classwork of this program. I have mentioned previously that there are multiple schools being represented here, but I will go over them again just to jog ...

La Clinica Biblica y Volcán Irazu

Hola! I had the rest of my week at school and I finally began my rotations in La Clinica Biblica is where we have our classes, but in the hospital side, a few of us have our rotations. To be a part of the rotations program, you must pass an oral exam and written exam ...

My First Day as an Exchange Tica

Hola! Real quick, the featured photo is a picture of Clinica Biblica (the hospital where we have a lot of classes) from the courtyard! Anyway, today was the first day of classes and wow I’m nervous but excited to explore San Jose and get to see what my classes are all about. Last night, my ...

Costa Rica Pura Vida!

Hola! My name is Maria and I am currently sitting in my bedroom in a cozy home in the middle of San Pedro Montes De Oca in Costa Rica! About a year and three months ago, I decided to study abroad. Well, my friend decided to, and as she updated me on her adventures, I ...