The Six take Thailand.

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. …


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 …

Our entire Birthright group at the Western Wall, in Jerusalem.

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 …

Standing in front of Temple 5 at Tikal

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 …


South African Summer And The Start of Fall!

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This summer was one of the most incredible summers of my life, as I got to spend it participating in a service learning study abroad program in Cape Town, South Africa!  Cape Town was one of my favorite cities, and I am convinced it is one of the best places for a young person in the entire world.  Throughout my …

Patrick and I enjoying our time in Venice

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 …


Summer Plans! Israel & Internship

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Hey Everyone, I cannot believe that summer is right around the corner with only a few finals standing in my way.  Right when the semester comes to a close, I will have the opportunity to go abroad to the Middle East, and work a technical internship back in Los Angeles.  A fun and jam packed summer ahead of me, I …

What I am looking forward to this summer!

Oh, the Places I’ll Go (And the Places I’ve Been)

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Today marks the start of the last week of classes. At the end of this week, I will be half way done with college, having completed two full years here at the University of Southern California. Looking back on these last two years, I am a little nostalgic and somewhat melancholy that I only have two more years to spend …

Some friends and I in Madrid

Being a Woman in Engineering

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With graduation rapidly approaching I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on my experience at USC, particularly as a woman in engineering. To be honest, I haven’t noticed a difference in my experience compared to my guy friends in engineering or USC in general. While my classes aren’t 50% girls, the ratio is high enough that I don’t even notice …


More About India

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In my blog last week, I briefly discussed my trip to India.  Over Winter Break, I had the opportunity to travel to Rajasthan, India with the USC Volunteer Center.  This week, I want to delve into further detail about the trip that changed my life.