What comes up in your mind when you think of spring? For me, a South Korean, it’s cherry blossoms. Many streets in South Korea, Japan, China, and Taiwan burst into bright pink and white blossoms each spring. In Seoul, cherry-blossom time is festival time, as people pour into the streets to celebrate the full blooms. People celebrate…

Brown University in Rhode Island, Villanova University in Pennsylvania and Smith College in Massachusetts led U.S. schools for sending the most U.S. students abroad on the Fulbright Program, according to the U.S. State Department. Schools that sent the most the most Fulbright U.S. Scholars are the University of South Florida, California Polytechnic State University, the…

Boston too cold in the winter? New York too crowded? Why not D.C.? Washington, D.C. was built on a strategically chosen plot of land on the Potomac River.  Contrary to popular belief, it was not built on a swamp. It was designed by French-born, American designer and engineer Pierre Charles L’Enfant, whom Washington.org says, “Presented a vision for a bold,…

Want to explore a new city in the States that isn’t the Big Apple? Try Boston. Why Boston? The historic city of Boston in Massachusetts is one of America’s favorite college towns. With over 50 institutions of higher education, including the prestigious Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, this small metropolitan area, Boston, is home to more than 250,000…