Post Tagged with: "abroad"

POR OTRO LADO: Reflections on Día de los Muertos

POR OTRO LADO: Reflections on Día de los Muertos

While Hoyas on the Hilltop were recovering from Halloween weekend adventures, I travelled to Oaxaca de Juárez, the capital of the state of Oaxaca, to experience Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. We arrived in the city just as the sun began to rise on the morning[Read More…]

by November 15, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, Lifestyle, The Guide
CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: New Perspectives on the European Union

CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: New Perspectives on the European Union

This past week, I journeyed to Brussels, Belgium with my European politics course to study the European Union by touring the various institutions headquartered in Brussels and interviewing key players within the system. Although I already had an understanding of the importance of the European Union from my previous studies,[Read More…]

by October 17, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
POR OTRO LADO: When the Earth Moved

POR OTRO LADO: When the Earth Moved

At first I did not feel it. But the rocking motion, similar to that of a boat on choppy water, immediately silenced our classroom. My professor’s face grew pale as she pointed to the door: “Earthquake. Everyone move. Now.” As we rushed from the room, the earth tipped under my[Read More…]

by September 27, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
COURTESY STELLA CAI

Adapting to the Land of the Eternal Blue Sky

“Please do not put your hat on the floor,” my host sister, Khaliun, says to me as she picks up my blue Patagonia hat from the floor and carefully places it on the nightstand next to my bed. “Great, your first hour in the country, and you have already disrespected[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide, travel
The Travel Issue

The Travel Issue

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Benjamin Disraeli once opined: “Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.” Whether or not you agree with Disraeli as a political figure, as a traveller, he hits the nail on the head.[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide, travel
BOBROSKE: Redefining Failure At Home and Abroad

BOBROSKE: Redefining Failure At Home and Abroad

I waltzed into the academic office, sifted through the stack of China-Africa relations papers and confidentially picked up my own before checking my grade. 52 percent. Once upon a time I was high school valedictorian, and now here I was, sitting two percentage points above the failure mark on a[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SHRINATH: Lessons That Solitude Will Teach You

SHRINATH: Lessons That Solitude Will Teach You

In the middle of October, I took a nine-day trip through four cities in Spain — by myself. On the one hand, travelling alone is brilliant. With no one else dictating what to see, I could do whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. In Barcelona, I walked an average of[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide

A Curious Danish Society Standard

The buzz of extra foot traffic and intense police presence didn’t faze Lior Foighel as he toasted rye bread and readied lox for a traditional Danish sandwich. Outside, it looked like any other gray day in Copenhagen. Colorful rows of houses stood out against the gloomy skies, as did the[Read More…]

by February 23, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Making My Home in Other Places

“Why are you here?” “I’m here to practice French.” “What made you decide on Senegal?” “I like international development, I didn’t want to go to Europe.” I’d had the same conversation so many times that my answers became robotic. “What is it that made you come here even though everything[Read More…]

by January 26, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Navigating the HB1 Visa Cap

Navigating the HB1 Visa Cap

‘I know this is a bit far away, but …” My heart sank as I saw the all-too-familiar question coming, “What’s your plan after graduation, going back to China or staying in America?” To leave or to stay, this classical question for newcomers never fails to engender my American peers’[Read More…]

by January 15, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top