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Three and a Half Months Later…

by Ann Ku   I reminisced on all my good memories, sorrowfully said my goodbyes, packed my bags, and headed back to the US. Though I was happy to see my family, life back home has honestly consisted of a lot of ruminating…   One of the main reasons I studied abroad this semester is because

Those Were The Days…

Those were the days my friend We thought they’d never end We’d sing and dance forever and a day We’d live the life we choose We’d fight and never lose Those were the days, oh yes those were the days La la la la… Those were the lyrics from my a capella performance during my


by Annalie Jiang   Closing up on my last week of study abroad, I decided to reward myself with a post-exam journey to Strasbourg, just for a day. Most everyone I knew was either taking exams or leaving for the holidays so I decided to set off solo, armed only with a Google Maps printout

Même pas peur

by Annalie Jiang   Of course this is still a fairly sensitive topic but as many of you know, it has been two weeks since the tragedies that took place the night of the 13th. Yesterday I happened to be in the area of République, not far from the sites of the attacks, and stumbled

Oh hello, autumn.

by Annalie Jiang   Oh la la..November has completely snuck up on me. I have just realized that the semester is more than halfway over, and that it gets dark by 6pm now. How did the time fly by like this!? Often, the first impression I get from cities like Paris when I arrive that they

Food Frenzy

by Ann Ku There’s nothing I can say about the food here except delicious.  Over the few months that I’ve been here, I’ve tried too many food items to count, but I’ll share some of my favorites here. Disneyland Dim Sum During my first few weeks, I took a trip to Disneyland with one of my

Are you sure I fit onto this elevator!?

by Annalie Jiang   After living in the suburbs my entire life, transitioning to a city as grand as Paris has been completely eye-opening for me. Although it is a pretty walkable city, Paris is incredibly easy to access with my Navigo transportation pass. Seriously, I feel powerful sometimes just holding it; it literally opens

Hunting for Societies

by Ann Ku The first three weeks of school have been crazy! All of the societies on campus set up booths in the atrium of the school to get new members into their clubs and it’s nearly impossible to walk through the atrium without grabbing a few flyers.              

Taiwan to Hong Kong

by Ann Ku Hi! I’m Ann, a junior at Northwestern studying Industrial Engineering. Though I’m getting ready to travel to Hong Kong, it’s already been a busy and exciting summer in Asia, as I’ve been interning in Taiwan. After spending time with my relatives and even making friends with my co-workers, I have to say