My Semester at UC Berkeley – Victoria Baines

Admiring the Berkeley campus and the Bay from ‘The Big C’

I’ll admit straightaway that my reason for choosing to study in California could be boiled down to the appeal of being on the beach for six months. I knew that if I couldn’t get into my top choice campus, at the very least I could reconcile myself a few months of sun. Luckily, I did manage to get a highly sought-after spot at UC Berkeley, meaning that alongside spending my days under blue skies, I would be able to study at one of the most respected universities in the world.   Continue reading “My Semester at UC Berkeley – Victoria Baines”

The King of my Heart – Jayne Ong Zu Hua

A semester of study abroad at King’s College London was an easy choice for me. The stories shared by my brother about studying in London, coupled with the testimonials by my friends about King’s College London in particular had me sold. Thus when I was presented with the opportunity to have my exchange at KCL, I immediately said yes and have no regrets about it.

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Getting comfortable in my new home – Jayne Ong Zu Hua

“Ma, I’m in London.”

I sent the text to my mother right after my plane touched down at London Heathrow Airport. As I put away my phone and gathered my things to get off the plane, I struggled to suppress the sense of loneliness welling inside me. I may already be 21 years old but this was the first time I traveled all by myself to another country and I would be lying to say that I was not scared at all.

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