Posts Tagged: Pre-departure

Pre-Departure: Les Plans

I’m writing this post while on the Intercampus shuttle home after my last full day of work this summer. In my backpack are a few books, assorted pens (taken from my work desk, of course), and four printed maps of Paris’ public transit system. I’d love to be able to tune out and read, but,… Read more »

The realities of registration

Just seeing orange and blue – the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) school colors – brings me some anxiety. Don’t get me wrong, deep down I’m very excited to go. I’ve been dreaming of studying abroad in Singapore since the fall of my freshman year at Northwestern. But after scouring through orange and blue PDFs… Read more »

International FOMO

In these days before I depart for Hong Kong, abandoning the familiar saddens me a bit. Travelling inherently holds this trap: leaving a home, family and friends behind, knowing there will be a senior-year NU football season that I won’t see, and missing the slow but steady transition from sunny days to the blistering but… Read more »

Post-Summer, Pre-Milan

“Dolce far niente,” or in English, “The sweetness of doing nothing.” For a typical Italian mantra, it certainly has been the goal this summer to find a few minutes of respite as I prepare for my four-month exchange at Università Bocconi, the Economics, Management, and Finance school in Milano, Italy. This summer, I’ve been working part-time at a… Read more »

Buzzing

  Here we are, folks. The fateful night! I arrived to the airport and my travel buddy, Caroline, is beside me; we’re shoving mixed nuts into our mouths to avoid dancing through the terminal like two Fred Astaires in some kind of sad YouTube version of Funny Face. She and I are doing the Sciences… Read more »

You May Say I’m A Dreamer

Samantha Trippy, HKUST Exchange, Fall 2014 But I’m not the only one. You’re reading this blog, aren’t you? Thinking about studying abroad? Well, I’ve been thinking about studying abroad, too. A lot. Perhaps an unhealthy amount. Fantasizing about what my life will be like abroad, watching this BEAUTIFUL video tour of my campus, planning my… Read more »