New Perspectives
Jul24

New Perspectives

I’ve been home from my trip to Cambodia for a couple weeks now, but it feels like ages. It was such a long journey, and I was exhausted when I reached home, both physically and emotionally. Being an introverted person, I am glad to be home. I LOVED my team and all the people I met, but I need to be alone sometimes. And in my time alone, I have reflected on my experiences there. I’d like to share a story of something I will never...

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The City of Dreams
Jul24

The City of Dreams

Maybe when you see that, you do not immediately think of Oxford. For me, however, it is the place I have long been dreaming of visiting and long have wanted to study there. A pinnacle of academic achievement, it stands out as the place where many of the genius’ of the world came and went. To be quite honest my first impression was a little bleary, mainly because I did not sleep on the plane flight and after so long it starts to...

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A Little Bit of Culture Shock in Turkey
Jul24

A Little Bit of Culture Shock in Turkey

On top of the world in Istanbul! While my Study Abroad was only a Maymester, I still was able to visit two countries for a considerable amount of time. We had scheduled ten days in Dublin, Ireland and ten days in Istanbul, Turkey. While I was super excited about Dublin, I was not sure what to think about Istanbul. After 10 amazing days in Dublin, it was time to make the trek to Istanbul. As soon as we got on our flight to Istanbul on...

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Where Everybody Knows Your Name
Jul23

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Living in Japan has been an amazing experience in more ways than one. Although there is little time left before I return home, there is still so much I want to do before leaving. I want to climb Mt. Fuji, visit Kyoto, eat some of Jiro’s sushi – the list goes on. But, nevertheless, I am grateful for all the things I was able to accomplish here so far. One of the biggest changes, and one of the most unique experiences I had in Japan,...

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Excursion to Berlin
Jul23

Excursion to Berlin

With a weekend free of labs and lab reports, a group of four of us decided to take a 3 day trip to the wonderful city of Berlin, Germany.  We started off our activities with a trip to see the  Brandenburg Gate. This neoclassical triumphal arch is gorgeous, and it is one of the iconic landmarks of the country. We started off the next morning with a hike to the top of the Berlin Victory Column.  The tower was built as a monument to...

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