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Month: January 2014

How was Paris?

Amy Glazier-Torgerson, Sciences Po Exchange, Fall 2013 Paris was amazing. Doesn’t that sound bland? Doesn’t that poorly reflect the energizing, overwhelming, and confusing quarter I spent abroad in Paris? I know that it does, but when people ask me conversationally “how was Paris?” I don’t know how else to respond. Last weekend, I participated in

French rudeness and Artisanal Pride

Romain Sinclair, Sciences Po Exchange, Fall 2013 The service industry in France, or at least Paris, seems to have fundamentally different goals than that of the comparable industry in the United States.  By service industry I am referring to mostly artisan jobs- think of bakeries, butchers, cheese producers, fishermen- but also restaurant servers and other

A Home Here and a Home There

Hagar Gomaa, Koç University Exchange, Fall 2013 My last few days in Istanbul were a mix of last minute to do items, cramming for exams, and a perpetual feeling of denial that I was leaving what had become a home to me. I convinced myself mentally that I was ready to go back, ready to see

Delicious Turkish Food

Hagar Gomaa, Koç University Exchange, Fall 2013 I felt that this blog post was necessary since I have neglected to mention one of my most important experiences in Turkey, the food! Overall I enjoyed the Turkish cuisine although I confess that I succumbed to American fast food a few times. Here are a few of my

All Good Things Come To An End

Audrey Zong, HKUST Exchange, Fall 2013 It’s been a slow start since my return from Hong Kong due to the extreme weather that’s caused hundreds of flight delays and cancellations for all airlines. Luckily, I have made it to my cozy, furnished apartment in Evanston, and taken the first two cancelled school days to settle