When considering housing options (accomodation as Aussies call it) for my Australian exchange, I originally believed I wanted to live with other Americans who I could come home and relate to after a long day of being an international student. But my mind was immediately changed when I met with a fellow UF student who studied at the University of Queensland last semester and discussed her stay at International House Brisbane.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/139516717@N04/39859566315/in/dateposted-public/ The past two weeks we have had some wild weather here in Copenhagen. I had the impression that spring was coming, when in fact it has been quite the opposite. There has been the most snow in the past week and half that there has been since I came to Copenhagen! There was ice … Continue reading I thought Spring had Sprung??
Yes, the song by George Ezra was stuck in my head for the entire trip, yes, my friend and I walked around the city humming it constantly, and yes, our third friend wanted to kill us. All musical differences aside, we were in Budapest! The city made up of Buda, Pest, a strangely-located ferris wheel, … Continue reading How many miles to Budapest?
This week I wanted to give you a glimpse of my first month learning Mandarin (or Putonghua, as it’s called in China). It’s been tough. Luckily, I’ve had the sweetest teacher (thank you Professor Emma) to guide me and some other 19 students this semester. Already on the first day of class, we learned that … Continue reading A Mandarin (Putonghua) Primer
Madrid is incredible and I love living here. But like any rose, it also has some thorns. Some are insignificant, like having to wait two days for clothes to hang dry. (Hearing that someone owns a dryer in Madrid is like stumbling across a household with a pet elephant.) Another minor inconvenience is having to … Continue reading The Good, the Bad, and the Slightly Ugly
I had a great eleven -week streak without any emotional breakdowns, or curling up in bed after a night out watching the Marvin’s Room video on repeat. Well, that streak has been broken. I think it was well due, because I have been not necessarily lying to myself that the content of my studies are … Continue reading Tears, Sore Hip Flexors, and Drake
With only two sore knees and a little bit of sunburn, I can say I visited two of Hong Kong’s coolest outlying islands, Lamma and Lantau. Each island had something a little different to offer, and it was a great break from exploring the city. Lamma Island Immediately on arriving to the island (it … Continue reading Islands of Adventure
https://www.flickr.com/photos/139516717@N04/39648328405/in/dateposted-public/ Candy…. Ohh how I love you. It seems to be since I have been in Copenhagen that I have been eating far more sugar than I have in the United States. Could it be because the sweets are just so good here? In fact, did you know that Danish children eat the most candy … Continue reading Sweets in the Spring
Roxanne Saunders is a University of Florida student studying abroad during Spring Break 2018 in Paris, France. To learn more about Roxanne's program, click here: UF in Paris - African Americans in Paris. What is your year and academic concentration? I am a sophomore at the University of Florida. I am currently majoring in Health education and Behavior with … Continue reading Roxanne: Spring Break in Paris
Once again on an airplane (seems like this is the only time I find to sit down and write), flights are starting to feel almost as common as car or bus rides. After traveling to Prague, Zurich, Granada, Barcelona, and Edinburgh in the past month, it has hit me that this semester is truly an … Continue reading Weekend Trips for the Win