Archive for Stories From Abroad

Fall in Oslo

Fall in Oslo

Posted On: October 31, 2016

Fall has always been my favorite season. I love its liminality; the landscape is overtaken by a symphony [...]

No Kangaroos in Austria

No Kangaroos in Austria

Posted On: October 12, 2016

After being in Vienna for a month already, I would say that I’m settled into my new home [...]

Returning to St Andrews

Returning to St Andrews

Posted On: September 17, 2016

As a member of the University of St. Andrews/College of William and Mary Joint Degree Programme, I’m used [...]

The St Andrews Decision

The St Andrews Decision

Posted On: April 20, 2016

At the end of last summer, I visited the College of William and Mary to say goodbye to [...]

The End of Cherry Blossom Season

The End of Cherry Blossom Season

Posted On: April 20, 2016

Tokyo’s cherry blossom season is nearing its end. The heavy rain, wind, and warming temperatures urge the blushing [...]

The Presidential Primaries Abroad: Japan Edition

The Presidential Primaries Abroad: Japan Edition

Posted On: April 05, 2016

With a 13-hour time difference, it is easy to feel that Japan and the US are on opposite [...]

Stories from Abroad: Budapest

Stories from Abroad: Budapest

Posted On: April 04, 2016

My cultural background is a bit hard to explain. Put succinctly, I am a Chinese American with Hungarian [...]

An Almost-Disaster in Dental Care 8000 Miles From Virginia

An Almost-Disaster in Dental Care 8000 Miles From Virginia

Posted On: March 20, 2016

The Taiwan Railways limited express train from Changhua to Kaohsiung takes two hours and eleven minutes, which was [...]

Scabies, Donald Trump and Sour Patch Kids

Scabies, Donald Trump and Sour Patch Kids

Posted On: March 15, 2016

March is only halfway over, but it’s already proven to be a month full of the oddest happenings. [...]

Battles and the Badlands: Housing at St. Andrews

Battles and the Badlands: Housing at St. Andrews

Posted On: February 24, 2016

I’ve never participated in the College of William and Mary’s housing rush, but from watching my friends fight [...]