Exchange by the Numbers

Charmaine // 02 October 2017

1,883 photos

41 cities: see sidebar (too many to list!)

23 flights

15 COMM 18’s I saw on exchange (excluding others mentioned below): Aidan, Eric, Jordan, Terry, Erin, Allison C, Olivia V, Morgan, Danny, Sam H, Sam L, Delaram, Filip, Parker, Stephen

14 times I climbed significant stairs for sick #views: Zurich (5) – Lindenhof, Grossmunster, Freitag Tower, Uetliberg mountain, ETH lookout; Lucerne (1) – Musegg Castle; Bern (1) – Rosengarten; Austria (3) – Salzburg modern art museum, Fortress Hohenberg, Stephanzplatz; Portugal (1) – Moorish castle; Barcelona (2) – Park Guell, Bunkers del Carmel; Copenhagen (1) – Christiansborg Palace +++ honourable mention to the walk from the train station to my residence………

13 travel buddies: Sara, William, Cameron, Lilly, Morghan, Maddie, Danny, Deepika, Aaron, Shubhi, Kristie, Christa, Jess C

12 countries: Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Ireland, Netherlands, Morocco, Denmark, Germany

11 times I met and travelled somewhere with friends-of-friends: Jason, Nancy, Chris, & Brandon (friends of Will); Danny (Maddie’s friend); Kristie (Shubhi’s friend); Kai (Sean’s brother); Wilson, Sara, & Evelyn (Dirong’s friends, excluding the ones who stayed with me); Ivan (who met Ali & Stephen at a hostel)

10 separate overnight trips: Family road trip, Belgium, Austria, Bern/Fribourg/Lausanne, Ireland/Amsterdam, Southern Italy, Portugal, Spain/Morocco/Milan, Denmark, Colmar

9 guests @ Hotel Charmaine: Dirong, Emma, Jess, Laura, Lily, Sabrina, Shun, Jeff, Ali

8 day trips in Switzerland: Engelberg, Lucerne, Basel, Bern/Fribourg, Lausanne, Geneva, Interlaken, Lugano

7 flights of stairs to get to my residence from downtown Zurich

6 courses: Marketing Analytics, Digital transformations, Managing Education & Training in/for Firms, A Comparative Perspective on Citizen Participation in Greater China, The Religious Right in the Context of Current American Politics, Populism & Democracy

5 swim sessions: Portugal (x2), Barcelona (x1), Zurich (x2)

4 phone plans: Sunrise, Three Ireland 30-day prepaid card, Three UK 30-day prepaid cards (x2)

3 times I tried visiting the Sagrada Familia before succeeding: January 22 – flight delay, April 13 – saw it but prioritized other sights, April 14 – overbooked for Holy Week

2 continents: Europe, Africa

amazing exchange experience! I wouldn’t trade this time for the world.