S A Y I N G G O O D B Y E
S A Y I N G G O O D B Y E
My fellow University of Washington students and I have just finished up our first round of presentations on our three-week health care needs assessment of Nepal. This morning, feeling some pre-public speaking jitters, my classmates and I awoke from only several hours of sleep (many of us worked late into the night to ensure our presentations were as good as they could be). I wore a nice navy collard shirt, kakis, street shoes, and I made sure to have a nice clean shaven face. All of my fellow UW students also independently dressed to impress in a professional setting. Furthermore, in...
I know that I said that I would construct my next blog post once the first round of presentations on our project were over, but I couldn’t resist writing another one after today.
I have nearly finished my third full week in Nepal. Presently I am eating dal bhat (lentil soup with rice) and watching the tapered rice paddies and scattered houses in the distance, as I sit in our hotel lobby. You’d think that at this stage of the trip I would be reflecting on my time in this far away country, given the impeding return trip to the states in four days, but I do not have time to do that.
I have just wrapped up my second full week in Nepal. Unlike the first week, which was more of an acclimation and orientation week, this week we began shadowing physicians at Dhulikhel Hospital and in rural settings around the area.
I have just completed my first week on the inaugural University of Washington BioE study abroad to Nepal. The course is titled BIOEN 498: Technologies for Improving Global Health. The goal of this short three-week study abroad is to shadow physicians at Dhulikhel Hospital and its rural outreach centers, along with engineering students at Kathmandu University (KU), in order to identify needs/problems that can be mitigated through biomedical technologies.
BLOG PT. 2
A M i d – j o u r n e y P o s t
So here I am, going into week six of my time here in Perth. I write this sitting in the State Library of Western Australia, (probably) the only public city library. Honestly, I can say that my impressions of Perth have not changed much in these past few weeks, but I’ll go into more detail about this.
Disclaimer: I’ve never written a blog before (nor have I really read any blogs), so I’m a bit unsure about everything. I’ve decided that I wanted to publish my blog posts by dividing the information into different sections. Let’s start!
F i r s t I m p r e s s i o n s
In exactly 1 month I will be on a plane flying back to Seattle. I have spent 3 out of my 4 months abroad in Hong Kong here at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Since my last post, which was exactly 1 month into my exchange, a lot has changed. Overall, I have experienced lots of traveling around Asia, explored Hong Kong more as a local rather than a short-term tourist, and was hit by a tough wave of midterms here at my exchange university.
Exactly 4 weeks ago I got off of a 16 hour flight from Seattle and landed in Hong Kong to begin my semester abroad as an exchange student. I was unprepared in every single way imaginable.The first few days were anything but smooth. The weather was unexpectedly freezing, basically the same weather I thought I left behind in Seattle, and caused me to catch a cold on my second day here.