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Month: October 2013

Türkiye Çok Güzel

Hagar Gomaa, Koç University Exchange, Fall 2013 Is this school on top of a mountain or something?! That was my first thought as I rode from the airport to Koç University. The university is situated in the northern most district of Istanbul. From my dorm room, I have a view of the Black Sea. It takes

We’re definitely not in Hong Kong anymore.

Audrey Zong, HKUST Exchange, Fall 2013 One of the coolest things about Hong Kong for students studying abroad is its convenience and proximity to numerous southeast Asian countries. My first travel experience was to Vietnam. (Tip: For anyone else studying abroad in Hong Kong now or in the future, check out this deal called “Fanfares”

Horse races and mooncakes

Audrey Zong, HKUST Exchange, Fall 2013 Among many other firsts, Hong Kong has unveiled to me the sport of Horse Racing. The Hong Kong Jockey Club is quite famous, especially for horse races at the Happy Valley Racecourse every Wednesday night. A few exchange students and I found our way to the public, lower-level part