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
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!
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