Prague First Impressions
May14

Prague First Impressions

I have never been to Europe therefore I did not have many expectations for Prague. Within the first hour of arriving and walking around Old Town Square I realized this place was amazing. The colorful buildings, the smell of Trdelnik, and so many things to do within the city, I was ready to explore. Besides the jet lag I was prepared to try and fit as many sites and excursions in as possible. The first day we spent roaming the city to...

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Shenzhen and Shanghai. Off to Vietnam!
May14

Shenzhen and Shanghai. Off to Vietnam!

China is incredible. I can’t say enough about the country. However, my view is biased as we only saw the high-tech cities of Shanghai and Shenzhen. I stepped off the plane and the temperature was a bit cold, there was a small drizzle, and lots of fog. It felt like an eerie futuristic movie where the skyscrapers were advertisements. There are so many LEDs on Shanghai buildings it felt like the city never slept. I looked out my window...

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Academics at St Andrews
May14

Academics at St Andrews

In some ways, academics at the University of St Andrews is very different from the University of Alabama. I expected many of the obvious differences, such as new set of terminology: module instead of course, term instead of semester, or revising instead of studying. Unlike most courses at American undergraduate colleges, each module at St Andrews features several lecturers, as many as 8 or 10 in some, who each teach his or her own...

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