SEAS '19

Vanessa Moody

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SA: ETH Zurich

Program Abroad:

  • Semester Abroad (SA): Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland

Ask me about...

  • Traveling to different cities every weekend

  • Understanding the idiosyncrasies of each city and becoming comfortable in them

  • Growing up in a small town and being able to explore for the first time

My Experience Abroad:

One of my favorite parts of study abroad was working on interdisciplinary projects with students from around the world. For example, me, a friend from Cape Town, and another from Nanchang came together to model the vestibular system and different levels of visual processing. I also worked on coding machine learning with a friend from Belgian and another from New Zealand. Working on these difficult projects and seeing them through the perspectives of my teammates felt really unique, and definitely taught me a lot. 

Other Highlights:

  • Adventurously/foolishly hiking off trail through the Swiss Alps in Lauterbrunnen

  • Broadcasting How To Be Single through our entire hostel

  • Carnival in Venice

  • Floating down and subsequently falling into the Limmat river

  • The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

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