Tag: travel

Arigatō, Nihon!

Title Translation: Thank You, Japan! For the final few days of our visit to Japan, we did a lot of shopping for ourselves and family, eating new foods, exploring, and relaxing. The new Airbnb that we stayed in was right on Dotonbori Street and over looked the river. It was surprisingly really cheap for Ada, Jessica, ...

JAPAN!

Classes have finally finished at HKUST and it has been a wild, but fun ride at the school. I completely finished two classes and have two finals towards the end of December. For my Chinese class, my teacher was very happy that she got to teach us Mandarin and how far we have all come ...

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Drexel Passport Day

Attend Study Abroad 101 session Apply for study abroad through Drexel Apply for study abroad through CIEE Submit personal statement Submit letters of recommendation Get course approvals Obtain Passport Obtain long-stay visa Purchase plane ticket The list continues. There are a lot of parts involved in applying and preparing for a study abroad experience, and ...

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Campus Involvement

One way to fully immerse yourself into the culture of another country is by being involved. Being involved is more than just being physically present; it is being emotionally and mentally present and ready to absorb everything around you. It is okay to lean into discomfort and allow yourself to open up to the difference ...

The Start of New Adventures

Being able to study abroad is one blessing that I have been able to experience. The other is being able to travel to Asian countries that I have always wanted to visit since I was younger. My dream has always been to be able to travel to as many countries as I can, and my ...

“Dude, How Did You Get in Google’s Office?”

In my last post, I described how my sense of humor led me on to get an opportunity to visit the prestigious office of Google APac Headquarters. What? I didn’t mention my sense of humor anywhere? Well, a healthy sense of humor can help one form quick friendships. Tonny and I got along well because ...

Network. It Can Take You Places.

I was printing some documents and doing my German homework at my hall’s common room where I met another exchange student, Tonny. He is taking the same course and we immediately got talking over the homework and how hard the whole course is. Tonny is an exchange student as well from Sydney, Australia. He had ...

Heidelberg or Heaven?

Only a 15-minute train ride from Mannheim, there’s a ridiculously charming touristy town called Heidelberg. Because it wasn’t a hub of transportation or an industrial stronghold during the 1900s, (luckily) the U.S. Army didn’t feel as though it was remotely necessary to bomb it during the second World War. It is because of this that ...

See You Later

“A mind that is stretched new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Hello, hello everyone…it’s time to get in my feeling about how amazing this experience has been. But before I do so let’s talk a little about the Drexel in Paris + London program from a ...

A Final Goodbye

And so, I begin my final post with a quote; “Courage is grace under pressure.” -Ernest Hemingway. My last day in London was spent exploring the final bits I had wanted to see. As I try to stuff all of my souvenirs into a broken suitcase, it hits me: I just finished two months of ...