London is very different than America, and one of the reasons has to be the fact that British people do not celebrate Halloween the way Americans celebrate it. While yes, many people are festive and dress up, they all wear the same costumes. In America, I barely see any of the same costumes (except in college, where … More Halloween weekend
Hello again, Through out my study abroad program, I have met students from all over the University of California system. Many of us ask each other, even half way through the semester: “What school are you from?” When that question comes up, I am always involuntarily uneasy. The reason why is because there are students from … More Why I Really Chose UC Merced
After Rome, I decided to visit a close friend who happened to be studying abroad in Milan, which is just a three hour train ride from Rome. The last part of my break didn’t start out so well. I had to take a train to a different train station to transfer, and then from there I had … More Milan, Italy!
Hiya everyone! I am back from my mid-semester break, and let me just tell you that was the most amazing experience I’ve had while studying abroad. As I mentioned in the last post, this trip consisted of Northern Ireland, but I made a little trip to Scotland as well. So it’s no surprise that the Game of … More I’m Back, Stronger Than Ever!
Tickets are booked! The calendar is marked! December 13th is my official return date to the United States. Word of Advice: book as soon as you can, especially if you think you will be returning close to Christmas time to save $money$. Now I just have to pack my bags and get ready for that 18-hour … More Home for the Holidays!
WOW That is all I can say to sum up my experience in the beautiful city of Barcelona. I got to Barcelona at 1 am on Friday and right when I got off my plane, I knew I would fall in love with this city. While the first night it was raining, it was not cold, … More Barcelona, Spain!
Wow, what a dream to visit this ancient city during my 10 day break. If I’m honest, the city itself wasn’t the best, but being able to visit all the historical locations in the city was an amazing opportunity. I still can’t believe I got to visit these sites for a couple of days and enjoy the sunshine … More Rome, Italy!
It’s my first ever dead week! UC Merced doesn’t have a dead week before finals, but so far it is nice to be able to just focus on final papers without having to attend class and tutorials (that means discussions/labs for those of you in the U.S.). Just like at UC Merced, not every class has … More Dead Week
The program I’m in comes with a 10 day fall break! So naturally, two weeks after I arrived in London I began planning what I was going to do during this break. I wanted to get the best deals before flight prices went up. But now the day is almost here…tomorrow I leave to explore more of … More 10 Days in Europe!
As I’ve mentioned before, Melbourne has been crowned the “Most Livable City in the World” for six consecutive years now. So I have six guesses as to why! … More 6 Perks of Living in Melbourne