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Month: December 2014

Experiential Learning

Samantha Trippy, HKUST Exchange, Fall 2014 I’ve posted about academics, but I think we all know that the experiential learning is just as important in an exchange as the formal academics. I am lucky to have been studying in Hong Kong at a truly historically significant time, as the Special Administrative Region of China has been

My Perfect Parisian Day

Audrey Telfer, Sciences Po Exchange, Fall 2014 As my flight back to the States draws closer (less than a week!), I’ve been trying to “profite-bien” or make the most of my last few days in Europe.  I have to say, I think I’ve done a rather good job. As I write this, I’m sitting on


Samantha Trippy, HKUST Exchange, Fall 2014 East Meets West As Hong Kong was a British colony from the 1800s until just before the turn of the 20th century, it truly is a place where East meets West. The exciting and unique fusion of Chinese and British culture is ever present. You can ride the MTR

Different Countries, Different Closets

Samuel Garcia, NUS Exchange, Fall 2014 Before I came to Asia, I believed the stereotype that it is a predominantly conservative place where being gay is not accepted. After being in Asia for almost six months and visiting quite a few countries, I have realized that the situation across every border is quite different. China

Sciences Po Profs: A Comparison

Audrey Telfer, Sciences Po Exchange, Fall 2014 No I’m not going to compare SP profs to NU profs.  There really isn’t a point; they vary as much as NU profs do. Instead, what I would like to do it is contrast a good professor for exchange students versus a bad professor for exchange students (for

Speak up, NUS

Samuel Garcia, NUS Exchange, Fall 2014 “Now, I’m not sure how to pronounce this mathematician’s name,” said the Professor, “I think it’s French. Does anyone know how to pronounce it?” I raise my hand to answer the question, “It’s De Moivre, Professor,” I said, with decent pronunciation despite my American accent, “I’ve studied French before.”