Back in the Land of the Free (wifi- and water)
Oct30

Back in the Land of the Free (wifi- and water)

Imagine the relief you feel when you think your phone is in one pocket, realize it’s  “missing”, and then find it in your other pocket. Now multiply that times 500. THAT was the feeling I felt upon stepping off of my airplane in The US. It was a feeling of familiarity and comfort that I didn’t even realize I had been missing. I didn’t realize that for the past month I had been dreading spontaneous conversations because I was afraid...

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Studying at DTU
Oct30

Studying at DTU

Studying abroad in Copenhagen has been a blast so far! And although the unit operations lab course I am taking here is fairly difficult and very fast paced, I have still been able to explore Copenhagen. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is actually located in a suburb north of Copenhagen called Lyngby. During my time here, I have gotten to know the town and the campus well. While some aspects are the same, a lot of DTU is very...

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Looking Back on Time Abroad
Oct30

Looking Back on Time Abroad

Looking back on the past month I spent in Copenhagen, Denmark, I am overcome with happiness and excitement. While I am very glad to be back in the States, my studies abroad are going to be a time I will cherish and never forget. I made so many friends and got to experience so many cool things. In total I visited six different countries and 11 different cites. In Copenhagen, I felt fully immersed in the Danish culture and at home. By...

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Interesting Hindu Traditions in India
Sep19

Interesting Hindu Traditions in India

India is home to many religions, Hinduism is the largest percentage, around 80%, followed by Islam ( only 14% of the population, but with almost 200,000,000 adherents, it is the country with the second largest Muslim population after Indonesia), as well as smaller percentages of Christians, Sikhs, Jains, Buddists, Baha’i’s, and many more. Hinduism has over a million gods and goddesses, most of whom are manifestations of...

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I’m home… Now what?
Aug14

I’m home… Now what?

It’s going to sound pathetic, but my first thought upon returning home was being able to switch back to my regular cellular plan. I wouldn’t be charged for international roaming, and wouldn’t need to rely solely on a time limited wifi connection to message other people in my study abroad group, or to check on my departure gate for my final flight. GroupMe, WhatsApp and others are fantastic tools to stay connected...

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How to Bargain in India
Aug09

How to Bargain in India

You may think you’re good at bargaining, but even the most savvy, budget-conscious, stubborn negotiator can learn some valuable skills from the average corner shop owner in India. They are masters of their art, sizing you up from the moment you walk in their store filled with tapestries, goblets, textiles, you name it, you can find it. They make friends with you, speaking multiple languages to discover which one you speak, maybe...

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