My Study Abroad Year: The New Zealand Files (Entry #1)

An Expected Journey with Unexpected Drama… One week ago bread and bananas tasted differently.  Of course, one week ago I was standing on the other side of the world. In fact, the journey itself stretches even further back than the

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The complete beginner’s guide to a semester in Singapore

Welcome to Singapore Overview Hi my name is Paul Dampierre and during my fourth year at the University of Southampton, while studying Eletrical and Electronic Engineering, I spent a semester abroad at the National University of Singapore (NUS). In this

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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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From Los Angeles to Medellín

The 48 hours following my departure from London Gatwick had been an ECG line of exhilarating highs and stress-inducing lows. I’m sure you can guess which box the US border control ticked. It took over an hour to get through

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The Start of the Feria

The weekend starting 28th July was unforgettable. On the Friday, we went to a reggaeton concert in the stadium fifteen-minute walk from our house. The concert was the inaugural event for the start of la Feria de las Flores (the biggest

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More Reunions–Vietnam Thailand and Singapore

Landing in Hanoi I felt rather ill so I immediately left the airport for some ‘air’, little was I to know that Hanoi would be the most polluted place I have ever visited—which would really take its toll on my

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