The Road to Phnom Penh

The Road to Phnom Penh

As I sit in the airport awaiting a connecting flight to Seoul, South Korea (where I will then fly to Phnom Penh, Cambodia), I figured there is no better time to reflect on the pre-departure phase of my study abroad program. Thinking back, I’m not even sure I believed...
Cambodia Bound!

Cambodia Bound!

Hi blog! My name is Jack Steinmetz and I am a Junior studying mechanical engineering on the STEM Path to the MBA.  I am about to embark on the journey of a lifetime to Cambodia for 2 weeks! I am absolutely thrilled as I sit here in the airport waiting on my 30 hours...
Ready or Not!

Ready or Not!

Hi everyone! My name is Sawyer Griffy. I am a mathematics major in the STEM Path to MBA. I am about to embark on a fascinating trip to Cambodia for the next two weeks. I have traveled to Europe on three occasions, but have yet to travel to Asia. This will be a...
Banking & Compliance

Banking & Compliance

My internship happens to be with Maybank, one of the top five banks in Southeast Asia. The company has total assets between 165 billion and 200 billion dollars (saw different numbers quoted), has a total of 2,400 branches employing 45,000 people in 20 different...
Welcome to Seoul!

Welcome to Seoul!

After a total of 35 hours spent traveling (most of which I was awake for), I finally touched down in South Korea. This was the moment I had been looking forward to for months, and it was finally within my grasp. From the moment I stepped into the cold air outside of...
January

January

Hiroshima, Japan; January 2020 Before starting my semester abroad, I felt nervous about encountering new cultures within both the host countries and my study abroad program. Semester at Sea involves living aboard a ship for a full semester with students, professors,...
Getting Prepared for China

Getting Prepared for China

This is my second study abroad trip, to China, and so I am preparing for this trip did not pose any difficulties. I was looking forward to this trip, nonetheless, because I’ve never been to northern China, where the weather is more pleasant. So, this time I’ve packed...

Around and Back Again

Well, I’ve come full circle. I have traveled to China and returned home all in one piece. I honestly missed the United States. Breakfast food, potato chips in certain flavors, driving, trees, and the sky are all things as aspects of life at home that I missed....
Life After China

Life After China

When the day came to fly back home, I was really sad that the trip was already coming to an end. Where did the time go? The flight returning home always seems to go by so quickly. Because the trip was merely only a two-week trip, I felt like I could spend a lot longer...

Here We Go: Shanghai

Hi! I’m traveling to Shanghai, China in a couple of weeks. I’ll be there for 8 weeks. When I thought about studying abroad, I never imagined that I would be going to China, let alone Asia. When I was trying to figure out where I wanted to study, I realized I had never...