Farewell Hong Kong

My semester in Hong Kong has sadly come to an end. Reflecting on my time in Hong Kong, CUHK has been a great host institution with nicely organised trips and activities which mixes both exchange and local students. They also

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Second semester at CERN, Geneva

After a very busy first semester, my second semester proved even busier. My time was quickly filled with work, and with any spare time I went skiing in Chamonix – a great combination. I’ve enjoyed running and cycling through the

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Advice on studying abroad

I’ve spent the past year out in Wilmington, North Carolina studying Marine Biology at UNCW. It has honestly been one of the best years of my life. I’ve made some amazing lifelong friends and fallen in love with North Carolina.

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What to do when a hurricane hits

Before last September not many friends and family knew of the city of Wilmington in North Carolina. Some friends didn’t even know where North Carolina was in the U.S! But that all changed when Hurricane Florence decided to grace the

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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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