The Boy in Brazil

The Brazilians have a famous saying; “O Brasil não é para principiantes” meaning that Brazil is not for beginners. This motif became apparent even before I had arrived. Ever since I was young it had been a dream of mine to live

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Chinese University of Hong Kong (July session)

Dear Reader I am going to attempt to summarise my 5-week summer school experience in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in hopes that one day you, or someone you know, might find this blog entry somewhat useful in

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An unforgettable experience

I remember being told that your year abroad would be an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. But in all honesty, the prospect of my year abroad seemed somewhat scary. I’d no longer be two hours away from home and I was SO

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Study Abroad, Anxiety, and South Korea

Just over four months ago I was packing my bags, preparing to travel to Seoul to begin my semester abroad. And I was terrified. I suffer with anxiety daily anyway, ordering a coffee can cause heart palpitations so the idea

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The Second Semester Extra Curriculars

I’d like to quickly preface this post with an acknowledgement that I talk about parts of Korea that I’m not 100% knowledgeable on, and I may get some information wrong, which I apologise for. If anyone notices anything erroneous in

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My Thai Experience

The last stop of the holiday saw us in Thailand, the place I had been most excited about since booking. The flight and customs process through the airport was incredibly smooth, which for the most part satiated my airport anxiety,

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