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Month: August 2015

Ramblings from an Airport Terminal on Hong Kong

Hey, I’m Alex, a senior majoring in Integrated Science, Math, and Biology. In about 18 hours, most of which will involve me trying to keep my knees functional while crushing myself into a plane seat, I’ll have landed in Hong Kong. In the meantime, I’ll be listening to Cantonese learning CDs in a desperate last

5 more days

Hey everyone, Let me introduce myself to you briefly. I’m Victor, 20 years old, born and raised in the city of Chicago all my life. It’s time for some exploring, being in a different environment, and seeing how well I can cope and become my full potential in Hong Kong as I study abroad at


by Annalie Jiang   Oh Paris, how do I even find the words? After two days here, I can understand why it is the most visited city in the world. Sure, there are the stereotypes of fashion and glamor, but for me there is something else-I can really feel the culture here, with the narrow

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

Getting Ready for Paris

Hi! My name is Lauren Thomas and I’m a rising junior in Weinberg studying economics and political science. In just 11 days, I’ll be traveling to Paris, France to study at Sciences Po for a semester! I can’t believe how fast it’s come up. I feel like it was just yesterday that I finished my


  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