I Spy an Elephant…. Finally!

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Hi everyone! As promised again, here is my blog about my short trip to Laos – and its probably the most fun one so far! I finally got to see (and ride no less) an elephant, which justifies the plethora of elephant print clothing sold everywhere here. ຍິນດີຕ້ອນຮັບ ລາວ ! (Welcome to Laos! in Lao) Of course, the one time we …

Busy Busy Bangkok … Southeast Asia’s Central Hub

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Hello Everyone! As promised here is my blog about my layover in Bangkok! It was a short trip, but jam packed with lots of neat experiences. ยินดีต้อนรับสู่ประเทศไทย! (Welcome to Thailand! in Thai) We descended over the city into brown smoke. There is no sky in Bangkok, only pollution and smoke and dust. It was almost painful to see our plane …

Myanmar – The Land of Pagodas and Smiling Children

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Hello everyone! This past week I had the amazing opportunity to travel to several countries, which I will be posting about soon. The first, and the place where I spent the most time, was Myanmar. Read on if you’d like to hear a little more about this amazing experience. *** Also as an important note – an interesting engineering project …

My Favorites 8,769 Miles Apart

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Hi everyone! This week I’ll be sharing with you all about some of my favorite USC traditions from home as well as some of my new favorite Singapore traditions here at NUS. They might be 8,769 miles apart, but it’s neat to see how people celebrate with the same school spirit in both places! USC Game Days At USC, there is …

Best Classes, Reflections from a Senior BME Student

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Hey guys,   I wanted to write a bit this week about the best classes that I have taken over the last four years here at USC. It’s becoming increasingly weird to think that within the next ten weeks, my undergraduate studies and experiences will come to a close (I do plan on getting an MBA sometime after working in …

The Dust that Never Settles and the Fire that Always Burns

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Cambodia is a country of dirt streets and motorcycles and sandals and burning trash and dust-filled skies and houses made of wood and hammocks hung from Bamboo trees and chickens and leaves painted the rustic red-brown of volcanic clay. After decades of conquest – raided by Thailand and Vietnam, inhabited as a colony by the French, and bombed by the …

Abroad in AustrALLYa!!

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So I just finished up 6 months in Melbourne and absolutely fell in love with Australia. Everyone was so welcoming and studying internationally was an amazing cultural experience and I really think I grew a lot as a person. I studied abroad by directly enrolling in the University of Melbourne so I was completely immersed and was usually the only non-Australian …

Viterbi Overseas: 7 Weeks, 5 Countries

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Hey everyone! I’m currently writing this blog from a train going to Berlin, Germany! This summer I jumped over the pond and landed in London, England to embark on Viterbi Overseas summer program. Viterbi Overseas is a summer abroad program offered exclusively to Viterbi students where you can take engineering classes abroad. I made so many incredible new friends on this trip (shout out …

My Summer in Rome with the Viterbi Overseas Program

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Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful summer break. It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over. I’m currently back at school preparing for sorority recruitment, and I’m so excited for classes to start next week! I’m really looking forward to this semester. I’m thrilled to be a Freshman Academy Coach this year! Most importantly, I cannot …

Why study abroad?

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I never thought I would have time to study abroad due to my ROTC commitment and heavy course load until I heard about Viterbi’s Summer Overseas program. It’s the perfect length of time (6 weeks) and it’s conveniently in the summer! I’m super excited to apply for multiple reasons. USC has plenty to offer in terms of diversity (we enroll more international …