Well, I've been home for a while now, but being home in Vancouver has made me think a lot about the place I once called home in Switzerland. It's so quiet at home without my 70 Swiss brothers & sisters around & life is definitely not as exciting. Although I love Vancouver more than anywhere else in the world, the Pepperdine Lausanne campus will always[...]
This past week has been crazy. It was the last week of classes & the last week before finals...guess what that means? That's right. Everything (& I mean everything!) was due. I had research papers, presentations, & travel journals to complete & hand in. Hopefully this explains why I have been MIA on the blogging front recently. However, the good news is that I'm done[...]
It's a little known fact that Swiss people are not the most open or friendly people. Actually, it's a well known fact: the Swiss like their privacy & keep to themselves, but it is commonly mistaken for coldness. So, when we started to think about Halloween, particularly the part about knocking on people's doors & asking for candy, we wondered if they even celebrated Halloween[...]
Even though our trip to Milan ended on a high note, all the fashion, gelato, & free drinks wiped us out. Instead of going through the trouble of planning another big trip, we decided to stay in Lausanne & actually explore the city we have chosen to study abroad in...plus we are still in school & we had a lot of homework to catch up[...]
So I did it. I moved to the Pepperdine Lausanne campus in Switzerland for an entire year of studying abroad. Nervous? Oh yeah. Excited? Of course! I thought I would share my first taste of Switzerland...the view from my room. I guess you could say that we're starting off on the right foot. More Baubles & Bliss from la Suisse is on the way!