Monday afternoon I embark on my 30-hour trek from Miami to the other side of the world – Shanghai. (!!!) A little background on me: this will be my third time studying abroad. I spent one month in Barcelona the summer before my freshman year and three months in Madrid last summer. During both programs, I … Continue reading See you soon, Shanghai!
Year: Rising JuniorMajor/Minor: Accounting (After I graduate, I plan to go to grad school for my Master of Accounting and Law degrees.)Program: CET - ShanghaiHave you traveled abroad before? If so, where and why?Yes! I have been fortunate enough to have traveled to over 15 countries. One of my favorite trips was to Cuba last … Continue reading Gabriela Harmon: Summer in Shanghai, China
Welcome to the rainy season! Over the past few weeks in Hong Kong I've realized how much I enjoy and miss the sunny Florida weather. I would say about 70% of the time it's overcast here. It's not a depressing overcast, but enough that when the sun comes out I try to soak it up. … Continue reading April Showers
I am alive, well, and have arrived in Hong Kong! My previous post slightly touched on Hong Kong, but this will go into more detail. When we arrived in Hong Kong it was already they evening so we didn't do much on the first day other than check into the hotel. Our first hotel was … Continue reading Hitting The Ground Running: It’s an Experience!
Ahh, Singapore. The land of the endless green trees. My time here thus far has been a rollercoaster of emotions, to say the least. I departed Jacksonville on Monday, January 7 at 5:30 am and started to mentally book my ticket home as soon as we were taking off. I flew from JAX-JFK (2.5hrs), JFK-Qatar … Continue reading Camp Singapore!
https://flic.kr/p/23z2Jm6 https://flic.kr/p/23z2Jm6 In just one week I will be 8,000 miles across the world. Wow, that still has not sunk in yet. In just a few short days we will embark on our journey. I say we because my dad and sister are joining me for a week before my courses start. We are excited … Continue reading Pre-Departure: A Sunrise and a Sweet Surprise!
Paige Santiago is a University of Florida student studying abroad during the spring of 2019 in Hong Kong. To learn more about Paige's program, click here: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology-Undergraduate Business What is your year and academic concentration? I am a third-year Finance major with a Nonprofit Organizational Leadership minor. I currently am … Continue reading Paige: Spring in Hong Kong
I walked into my very last day of work proud, confident, and poised. The sun was actually shining that day, the way the sun shines in Florida. I could see the blue sky and clouds. I kept smiling but something felt off- and I could not put my finger on it. I realized as happy … Continue reading Final Thoughts
Dear Cy-Anne, This decision is BIG... so big that it seems scary thinking about it. But those nerves and doubts mean you’re officially out of your comfort zone and on the brink of doing something MAJOR. I remember when you thought of studying abroad in Africa during your first week of college and how you … Continue reading FlywithCy: What I Wish I Would Have Told Myself Before Studying Abroad
One of the main reasons why I was so homesick is because I missed my boyfriend so much! We’ve been together now for almost 4 years, and we’re stuck together like glue. Here’s a picture from over two years ago :’) Then BOOM: 43 days without being together, 12 hour time difference, and a 16+ … Continue reading FlywithCy: Being in a Relationship and Being Abroad!