Arrivederci, miei amici: Goodbye, my friends Ciao! This week was filled with the stress of studying for finals and sadness from saying goodbye to friends. My study abroad program is a unique one that combines University of California quarter-system schools and semester-system schools. The winter quarter officially ends this week, so my quarter-system friends are going back … More Quarter System Goodbyes
Hello again, Todays’ post is something that I don’t really talk about often. I’ve realized that throughout college, I have always had amazing roommates and housing. So my first year at UC Merced, I missed the housing deposit deadline due to accepting my offer to attend UC Merced late. Therefore, I had to find off-campus … More My Luck in Housing and Roommates
I came to London with a high expectation to meet individuals from the other UC’s, since the program is only for UC students. Boy oh boy, have those expectations been met. When I first got here, I wasn’t really hanging out with my flatmates or the other people in my program. I pretty much stuck to … More Friends Abroad!
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!
Guess who’s back? It’s me! 🙂 Yes, I am back from spring break and nice and rejuvenated and ready for finals! With the money I saved on housing, I was able to travel to Indonesia during my spring break, and since it’s not too far from Australia tickets weren’t too expensive. It was here that I … More First Culture Shock
As Americans were preparing for a day off, a BBQ with the family, or social gatherings with friends for Labor Day, I was preparing for bed (we are 8 hours apart). I didn’t realize how much I was missing friends and family, until Labor Day came around. I’ve been so busy, and although I keep in … More Labor Day there, regular day here
Hola, It has been just 2 days since the official midpoint of the program. The study abroad program I am in lasts 120 days total, the equivalent of a third of a year. A third of a year that I am not spending with my loved ones. While being abroad is filled with many adventures and … More Home for the weekend