Sakura, Sakura
Jul30

Sakura, Sakura

  Perhaps one of the best times to be in Japan is spring; right around the time the new school semester started, we were able to see the cherry blossoms begin to bloom around Kyoto. Though I was sad to have to start school again after getting to spend so much time under the kotatsu and traveling, getting to see all the flowers on campus bloom at once was very fun. It made everything super pink for about two weeks! Even near the...

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Outside of Japan and Back again
Jul30

Outside of Japan and Back again

Moving backwards just a little bit into my time over break. I was lucky to have been able to visit a whole new country rather than returning home! At first I wasn’t sure what it was going to be like, but my friend that I’ve known for about 2 years was more than happy to show me around! That country just so happens to be: Singapore! The weather was absolutely beautiful the whole time I was there, and the food was to die...

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The Hidden Wonder in Spain
Jul28

The Hidden Wonder in Spain

  There are so many sights to see in Spain and it would be impossible to name them all. The Picos de Europa are a wonderful string of mountains that boast incredible views of the nearby fields. The Cathedral of Toledo holds so much history and incredible sculptures. The aqueduct of Segovia was built by the Romans nearly 2,000 years ago. But, all these landmark locations could not have impressed me as much as one of the newer...

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Greetings from Belgium
Jul23

Greetings from Belgium

I’m now more than halfway into my stay here in Belgium, and I have to admit, it’s starting to feel like home. Although it initially felt so foreign, our little neighborhood in Brussels is now familiar and comfortable, even after only a few weeks. Some things have been complicated- from the very first day when I realized I should have brought my own toiletries from home instead of counting on the drugstores here to carry the same...

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The Final Countdown
Jul23

The Final Countdown

We are entering our final week here in Italy and wow what a whirlwind it has been. The European Innovation Academy has exceeded all my expectations and provided me with an unforgettable life changing experience.   We started on July 8th with a product expo and team formation. I immediately found my team member Maria and her idea called Health Minute, a platform to break the barrier between patient doctor communication. Her...

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Midnight Madness
Jul18

Midnight Madness

I landed in New Delhi, India on July 6, 2018 at 11:40pm.  I had traveled for 24 hours from Atlanta, Georgia with stops in Philadelphia and London.  After going through customs & immigration and meeting up with my driver, we began the 30-minute trip to the hotel.  I was eager to get there so that I could try to get a few hours of sleep in before my program began the next morning.  I felt excited to get a hint of the atmosphere of...

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