Author Archives: Angela Zhang

So Wake Me Up When It’s All Over

      [originally published on Angela’s personal blog] During my last days in Istanbul, I often felt that I had lived forever in the Superdorm and walked the crowded, cobble-stoned sidewalks to campus. Duke and Seattle felt like another … Continue reading

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Eating Turkey in Turkey

I usually spend Thanksgiving in my own bed with my worn-out Pokémon sheets (don’t judge, you wish you had ‘em all). Instead of stuffing, the turkey I eat at the typical family friend potluck is filled with Chinese sticky rice. … Continue reading

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Duk(i)es on Prince Islands

Our weekends are always packed with exciting activities, and this past weekend was no exception. I’m loving this whole no classes Friday business; it’ll be hard to let go of at Duke. We wandered İstiklal Avenue in the Beyoğlu district, … Continue reading

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Adventures at Oktoberfest!!! Or, How I Learned to Stop Having FOMO and Love Istanbul

While all my friends abroad are posting photos with head-size steins from Oktoberfest, I can’t leave Turkey until we get our residence permits. Before I came on this program, I envisioned that I would be stuck and unhappy that I … Continue reading

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Sometimes, a Picture Isn’t Worth a Thousand Words

I like having schedule and orderly events in my day, but sometimes it’s the unexpected that stand out the most. We had just settled into our luxurious bus seats for a long ride when we jumped right back off again … Continue reading

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I’d Like to Give a Nostalgic Shoutout to T9 Texting and Freshman Small Talk

When I first moved into my freshman dorm at Duke, I was surprised to hear that my newly made international friends had already been in Durham for two weeks or more. How did they spend all that time by themselves?, I thought. … Continue reading

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