Shayna Goes Abroad Part 7: Why Hong Kong

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I think the number one question I’ve been asked since deciding to study abroad is why I chose to come to Hong Kong. And, as with most decisions in my life (like why I chose USC, or why I chose to major in electrical engineering), I’ve realized the reasons I decided on Hong Kong and the reasons why I’ve loved …

Shayna Goes Abroad Part 5: Sista Sista

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The last week of March, my older sister came to visit! She spent four days in Hong Kong, and I got to be part tour guide, showing her around my stomping grounds, and part tourist, hitting up some of the main sites I hadn’t been to yet (including the cultural center of Disneyland Hong Kong). It was great to feel …

Shayna Goes Abroad Part 4: Entering Midterm Szn

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The past few weekends have been a blur: I went to Philippines for some ~fun in the sun~; was backstage at Hong Kong’s premier (read: only) music festival, Dragonland, where all my middle school favs were gathered (Mike Posner, Carly Rae Jepson, Iggy Azalea, and the Black Eyed Peas); and celebrated my 21st birthday! All in all, not a bad few …

MIDTERM SEASON: Time Management Tips and Dealing with Stress

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The middle of September to the middle of October is notoriously known amongst USC students as “Midterm Season.” Encompassing both the 1/3 mark of the semester and the halfway point, the majority of classes have either an exam, a presentation or a paper due; if you’re lucky, they’re not all in the same week, but if you’re not, then midterms …

A Day in my Summer!

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Hey friends! As I mentioned in my previous post (read the details about my rad summer here), I’ve had quite a hectic thirteen weeks filled with adventures and traveling. I’ve been lucky enough to visit North Carolina for ultimate frisbee nationals, live in China for a month and a half while conducting research, and spend a week in the incredible Canadian rockies …

Tsinghua Research Exchange Program: Summer ’16

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Time for a brief summer update!! If I were to summarize my summer in one word, it would be crazy. We still have something like five weeks left, and I already have had some amazing experiences traveling across the United States, and even the world. Here’s what I’ve been up to so far! About three weeks after school ended, I flew …

Mi Verano en España

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Hello from Spain! Well, actually from Bakersfield since I’ve been back for about a week, but you get the idea. For 7 weeks this summer I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain through the Viterbi Overseas Program! The way the program works is 30-40 USC Viterbi students all study abroad in a city in Europe. Students take two classes that count …

Thailand: A Collegiate Spring Break

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My final spring break in high school probably sounded very similar to your final high school spring break. Having not yet selected, but already visited, USC, I spent my 2012 spring vacation visiting schools in the American southeast. I took tours at the University of Miami, Georgia Tech, Embry Riddle, and Florida Tech before succumbing to the region’s wicked humidity. …

Reflecting on my Jewish Past: A Prelude to the Final (Undergraduate) Semester

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During winter break, I had the pleasure of travelling with USC Hillel to Ertz Israel (Hebrew for “the land of Israel”) via Birthright. A ten-day adventure through Israel, Birthright took me all throughout the country – through the bustling streets of Tel Aviv, the wooded hills of Safed, the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea, and the religious halls of …

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 + Minor in Cultural Anthropology

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Hey Everyone! I hope you’re all doing well. Happy almost-Halloweekend! This week I wanted to talk a bit about one of my favorite Viterbi Plus experiences: Viterbi + my Cultural Anthropology minor. I originally declared my minor in Cultural Anthropology after taking a General Education class in anthropology. My class was on the nature of Maya Civilization, and I became …