In 2012, I studied abroad for (theoretically) two semesters (in fact, it was half a year in total), from June to December. The first two months I spent in Singapore at the Nanyang Technological University, and after a spell of vacationing all over southeast Asia (in Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia, to be precise), I started my "proper" semester abroad at the Beijing Institute of Technology. See below for more detailed writeups.