Category: Fall 2015

Day Trip: Phillip Island

My friends and I took a day trip out to Phillip Island. I don’t think there is any form of public transportation to get there, so you definitely need a car. The drive takes about 1.5 hours, which makes it nice for a day trip. Since I was scared of driving on the other side ...

Traveling to Tasmania

I recently traveled to Tasmania, which is an island state of Australia. Tickets to Tasmania were exceptionally cheap during this time, so my friend and I decided to take advantage of the cheap airfare. Tasmania is not too far from Melbourne either, so it was ideal to go for a short trip: it takes about ...

Things to Do in Melbourne

After spending about 5 months in Melbourne, here are some things that I recommend doing!  Shopping  Queen Victoria Market The Queen Victoria Market is a great place do go to eat and buy produce or Australian souvenirs. It’s a huge tourist spot, but many locals also frequent the market for its cheap produce. The market ...

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Festivals and Events in Melbourne

Melbourne Design Week started last Thursday and will extend through this Sunday! A slew of events—everything from symposiums on typography, book launches, book previews, panels, and discussions—have and will take course around Melbourne! So far, I have attended the Melbourne Art Book Fair. The Book Fair took place at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). ...

Australia’s Respect for Indigenous Matters

A couple weeks ago, there was a mandatory general meeting on the first day of Orientation Week for study abroad/exchange students. It was scheduled bright and early at 10:00 am and was the first time I was exposed to other students who were studying abroad. Before the informational meeting started, global relations coordinator Elise Gumm ...

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HK: Classes at CityU

It is week 5 of classes here at the City University of Hong Kong. Unlike the mid-term crunch I would be feeling if I was at Drexel this term, the atmosphere here is quite chill. I am currently taking 12 credits which consist of two Computer Science classes and two general electives. All my classes ...

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Cachai?: Cajón de Maipo (Pt.2)

Hindset is 20/20 as I realize I could have easily added this to the other part of the Cajón de Maipo blog post since there is not much to write about in this section. Anyways, following Saturday and a long day at Embalse el Yeso, I got to meet some more family members of my ...

Cachai?: Valparaiso

“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts” – Marcus Aurelius Welcome to the vibrant city of Valparaiso. Almost as if a giant paint can had fallen out of the sky and splattered over each building, crack, and alleyway, the city shines with life. I decided to finally dedicate a weekend to this ...

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Adiós Filadelfia, Hola Costa Rica!

I have been living in Costa for a few days now and all I can tell you is that it has been amazing. After a long delayed flight, I have finally arrived in the sunny Costa Rica. I traveled with two other girls who are also in the ICDS program and we met up with Lulu, ...

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31. Bye, Hong Kong!

December 20, 2015   These four months have flown by so incredibly quickly — there are only 5 days until Christmas! Initially, as you guys may know, I really didn’t like Hong Kong when I arrived. Now, though, I really adore the city, and I regret not doing more when I was there. There is ...