January in Korea! MIT Global Teaching Labs

This past January I was fortunate enough to spend the whole month in Korea!! I went on the trip for MIT’s Global Teaching Labs program, and so I spent the majority of my time there planning and teaching a STEM workshop for a week in Seoul and a week in Jeonju for local Korean students. I’ve visited Korea before, but…

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Korea GTL 2022 Week 1— a somewhat unhinged daily account

This is a daily(ish) journal that I kept while in Korea this past January! Most of it was written from 1-3am so it might not be the most coherent but I tried to make it as detailed as possible both to preserve memories and so that future GTL students might get an idea of what the day-to-day looks like (chaos)…

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MIT vs HKU— Studying Abroad and Failing Tests in My Freshman Year of College

It's summer vacation! I can’t believe that it’s already been a year since I graduated high school, but that’s not to say that my first year of college was easy— I know that a lot of people say that freshman year is difficult because of the transition from high school to university, but of course there’s the added fact that…

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College Interview Blues

After submitting the last of your college applications and watching the common app confetti cascade down your screen for the very last time, you might think that all you need to do is sit back and wait for judgement day to roll around when decisions start rolling in.   For the most part, this is true (if you ignore the…

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