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Category: Exchanges

goodbyes

Goodbyes are so hard. For me, this entire past week has consisted of alternating between fermenting in the library to prepare for exams and...
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Bugs

Singapore lies 1.5 degrees from the equator and has a tropical rainforest climate with temperatures that constantly linger around 30 degrees Celcius. Naturally, bugs...
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living my best tourist life

UCL has a really strange term set up; reading week is the first week of November but exams are mid-December. Consequently, this week doesn’t...
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Wine for Education?!?

When I began my exchange at ETH Zürich, I did not expect to take a class in wine production techniques. In reality, the class...
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mindset reset

I felt academic fulfillment for the first time in a couple years this past week. For an anthropology class called Introduction to Material and...
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Being sick while abroad

It’s true that when you fall ill while away from your home and family, that’s when you start feeling homesick the most. I have...
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Asian American in London

Only two weeks have gone by since I’ve arrived in the UK but I’ve already come to realize how much of a niche I’d...
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Navigating Singlish as an English-speaking foreigner

While several of my exchange student friends have noted that one of their main reasons for choosing Singapore as their study abroad destination is...
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Rematch

The last time I was in Switzerland, Switzerland had won. On my last visit to the land of chocolate and fondue, I was romping...
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Rediscovering my identity abroad

As I mentally prepare myself for study abroad at NUS, I reflect back on my first study abroad experience – to here, America, 10...
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