My Asian Escapades: Seongsu Cafe Street

Before coming to Korea, I didn’t pay much attention to the number of coffee shops and cafes that existed in my neighborhood or even within other cities I often traveled to. However, simply “overlooking” a cafe is nearly impossible here in Korea, especially within the districts of Seoul. Seongsu, the same city famous for its handmade…

My Asian Escapades: Seongsu Shoe Street

One of the the tours I was most excited about having during my trip to Seoul was definitely the Seongsu Handmade Shoe Street, and I am glad to say I was not disappointed! The Handmade shoe street, is just what it sounds like. A mini neighborhood under the watch and care of Seongdong-gu that specializes…

My Asian Escapades: Technology in Korea

To say technology is present in Korea would be an understatement. Big-time tech companies Samsung and LG can certainly attest to that statement as they are the major providers of communications and machinery in Korea. Every where you turn, there is someone with a cell phone in hand, either enjoying music, talking or texting. It’s…

There and Back Again: Local Pride

  Fútbol! Europe is all about it. I have been very fortunate to visit Germany this summer because it happens to be the UEFA EURO 2016 games, which is being hosted in France. This event occurs every four years and the biggest fútbol teams from across Europe have the chance to battle it out to…

My Asian Escapades: Welcome to Korea!

Summer 2016 is sure to be an epic one. It’s the semester of school I’ve looked forward to the most since beginning the MAIGC program. Why you ask? Because more than anything, I LOVE to travel! My summer journey begins with an internship in Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea and ends with a study tour around China.…

There and Back Again: German Market

  Yesterday I had the pleasure of going to the market with Izzy and her mother. Food is food yes, but how it is presented can be quite different depending on where you are in the world. I am only speaking from my experience and no one else’s, but it seemed to me that this…

There and Back Again: Zechbau Day One

The purpose of my abroad trip is to experience life as an intern in a foreign country. The company I will be interning for is called Zechbau (bau in German means construction). The entire entity is called the Zech Group, which is a family owned company that consists of 6 different divisions: Construction, International Consulting,…