I gotta say that as my semester in Copenhagen is drawing to a close, I have had more fun here than I can even express! Right now I am trying to squeeze every drop of enjoyment that I can out of it, because I know that I will dearly miss this place when I am gone! At the start of this semester, I honestly didn’t know what to expect from the experience. In fact, of all of the European cities I had thought of spending time in, Copenhagen had never been the first one in my mind. Not because I didn’t want to come to Denmark, but because it had never occurred to me to come here. But I’m oh so [...]
I cannot say how happy I am to have been able to travel to this beautiful place. I absolutely loved it. Usually when you hear about places like this you can assume that the description is overdramatized, and that, while it may be beautiful, it is probably just as lovely as any other place in Europe. And after hearing so much about how wonderful it was I couldn’t wait to see if it was everything I expected it to be. But after being there, I can definitely confirm that Scotland just IS that beautiful. The green rolling hills, the misty climate, Edinburgh castle towering above the ancient city - all of it is no exaggeration. And to top it off, our hostel [...]
London Town On my second week off for travel, I was lucky enough to go to London and Edinburgh with my two friends Amber and Rose! I was very excited for this trip because these are both places I have been looking forward to visiting for a long time, and have always had a special place in my heart for. Yes, the countless Jane Austen movies, British TV shows, tea outings, Harry Potter (and other) books, scottish tablet, will-and-kate tabloids and other cultural phenomena have all made England and Scotland very high up on my travel to-do list. After having traveled to Ireland, already I felt lucky to top off my trip of the U.K. with these last [...]
Ashley, a sophomore studying finance and fashion media, attended the Clinton Global Initiative University at Washington University in St. Louis in spring 2013 with five other SMU students.
A lot has happened since my last blog. I went on a weekend trip to Swan Valley, which is well known in Western Australia for great wineries. We stopped at a few wineries, and in the afternoon we went to Caversham Wildlife Park. Caversham was the highlight of the trip. I was able to feed a kangaroo and see lots of other animals like koalas and dingoes. For the Easter holiday Curtin gives everyone Good Friday off and no classes the following week. So, I took my time off to go on a nine-day trip to Bali, Indonesia, with two other Americans. The trip was fantastic! We stayed for six days in Kuta and another three in Ubud. While in [...]
Hello friends! My long-awaited study tour with my communications class to Northern Ireland has already come and gone, and I have to say it was one of the best weeks I have had since being in Europe. We left early Sunday morning. After spending a couple of days in Belfast, we spent our last day and night in Dublin. It was not only one of the most enjoyable trips I have been on, but also one of the most interesting in terms of the things we got to see and learn about. I felt that I learned more about Belfast from experiencing it than I ever would have had I tried to learn about it back in the U.S. or even [...]