Hey readers! Right now I am sitting in JFK airport in New York waiting for my painful 20 hour flight to Bangkok - with a little 5 hour stopover in Taiwan. Just a little introduction: basically this blog is to document my experiences and travels (both good and bad) to give the most complete view … Continue reading Introduction: Bon Voyage
To me, studying abroad is all about gaining new experiences, whether that be through meeting new people, stepping out of my comfort zone, or challenging some of my greatest fears head on. This past weekend, I did all three of those things, and more, on two separate day hikes just outside of Sydney. On Saturday, … Continue reading Confronting My Fears!
Isaac Leite is a University of Florida student studying abroad during Fall 2017 in Sydney, Australia. To learn more about his program, click here: University of New South Wales - Engineering. What is your year and academic concentration? I am starting my fourth year as a civil engineering student. Have you traveled abroad before? If … Continue reading Isaac: Autumn in Sydney
Today is the official last day of the UF in India program for the summer of 2017. And boy has it sure been a ride. Let's rewind for a moment. During these 36 days, we've experienced: -18 NGO visits -3 visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites -7 modes of transportation including trains, planes, buses, rickshaws, … Continue reading Ain’t no lie baby, bye bye bye.
Contessa Hutchins is a University of Florida student studying abroad during Fall 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. To learn more about Contessa's program, click here: Chulalongkorn University. What is your year and academic concentration? I will be beginning my sophomore year this fall as an Accounting major in the Innovation Academy where I will be receiving … Continue reading Contessa: Autumn in Bangkok
It's Tuesday August 8th here in Sydney, and I'm amazed that the first three weeks passed so quickly. What's even more amazing is how quickly I've become comfortable in this great world city, despite, or maybe because of, some of the challenges I've faced. Let's cut to day four in Sydney, a harmless Thursday and … Continue reading Recap of My First Three Weeks Down Under
Jacob Levenson is a University of Florida student studying abroad during Fall 2017 in Sydney, Australia. To learn more about his program, click here: University of New South Wales - Engineering. What is your year and academic concentration? I am a second year majoring in Materials Science and Engineering, and I will be pursuing a … Continue reading Jacob: Autumn in Sydney
Without food, life would be unsustainable. For me personally, I can only really last three hours without having some sort of snack. So obviously, food is a huge portion of my day to day life. It's become an even bigger facet of mine since I've been in India. Having come from an English family, our … Continue reading No Beef For Sale Here.
One of our assignments here in India is to keep a cultural journal. Each week, we are required to write two entries, outlining something we’ve seen or experienced in Indian culture. There are no rules or regulations about what we write, only that we write a minimum of three pages. As you can imagine, this … Continue reading Cultural Observations
As I left you last week, our group was about to embark to Agra to see one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. Although there have been a myriad of events since that day, I thought you may enjoy hearing a rundown of our visit, and what to know if you … Continue reading The 411 on the Taj Mahal.