5 Culture Shocks from Boston

When I found out I would be spending this academic year in the US I did my research on the culture, I thought I was fairly well prepared for the culture shock.  In many ways the US is not that

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A Visit to Niagara Falls

For some people, America is a dream destination; for me though, I had never seen the appeal.  However when presented with the opportunity to spend a year joining a research team at Harvard, it wasn’t something I could say no

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My experience at CERN [Part 1]

CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland, is famously home to the LHC: the biggest particle accelerator and black hole generator in the world. Each year, three lucky Southampton MPhys students spend a year with one of CERN’s research groups working on a

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Penn State reflection

It’s been a few months since I came back home from my semester abroad. Due to the absence of January exams (I did my finals in Penn State), I had plenty of time to reflect on my experience.   In short:

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Hello from Hong Kong!

Hi everyone! I’m Christy and I am now halfway through my semester abroad! 🙁 Two months ago, I flew across the globe on a 12 hour flight to Hong Kong – I was nervous and VERY excited at the same

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10 things to do in your first week of studying abroad

Settle in If your accommodation allows it, try and arrive a day or two before induction activities to kick off. This will give you space to get over any jetlag and acclimatize to the new environment. You could also make

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