Primavera: Spring Ciao! Finally, one week of relaxation and more travel! (As if going to school in Italy wasn’t exciting enough.) My friends and I booked our spring break in Barcelona and London! Barcelona has been one of my dream cities since middle school. I have always wanted to visit Spain and experience its culture. … More Spring Break!
Festa Della Donne: (International) Women’s Day Ciao! March 8 is a significant day, and it’s especially noticeable in Italy. March 8 is International Women’s Day. I feel like this year, this day was more important for the world and for women than ever before. However, this day has always been joyously celebrated in Rome. Festa … More #BeBoldForChange in Italy
La aula: the classroom Buongiorno! Having class four times a week every week might seem daunting to many students, but classes in my study abroad program are not so typical. Most of my classes include many site visits to historical monuments and buildings all around Rome. Rome is a beautiful city with a very rich history. … More Not your typical classroom
Piacere! Nice to meet you! My name is LinhChi, and I am a fourth year student at UC Merced majoring in Business Management and Economics with a minor in Psychology. I decided to spend my last semester exploring, experiencing and immersing myself in a new culture before I have to face the “real world” after college. … More Piacere!
Hello, So… this is my last post during my semester in London, and it’s a bittersweet one indeed. Blogging my experience abroad has been one of the best decisions I have made on this journey. It is very difficult to believe that I will be flying back home to California in 3 weeks. To be honest, … More See You All Later!
Well, the holidays are here and I have a little over two weeks left in this beautiful city that has been my home for the past 4 months. I would have never thought, in my 20 years of life, that I would not only live in a European country, but get to travel all over … More Closing of a chapter
Studying abroad in Australia was the greatest thing I could have to opportunity to do while in college. I’m so very thankful for the opportunity to study abroad and how helpful UC Merced was with making the process so easy to navigate. Looking back, I am very glad I did not let my fear of … More Final Thoughts