Who Am I?

Before you evaluate the value of reading this blog, I figured you should know the mastermind behind this.


I’m Isabel Leong.
I’m 22 years old.
I was born in Singapore and lived here all my life.
I am in my 4th year of university and graduating in December 2016.
I was on an international exchange from January to June 2015.
I chose Europe for my exchange trip as I’ve never been to there and Europe is such a big continent that I want to devote 6 months to getting to know Europe better.
I picked Rouen, France as my exchange destination,
and studied in Neoma Business School.


I fully funded for my exchange trip. My budget was slightly more than $10k, though I was fortunate, by a really, really, fine stroke of luck, to be awarded a scholarship that funds half of this budget. Here’s how I funded for my entire exchange.

I am gratified on so many levels.
I am thankful for the blessing of my parents, even though they never had this chance in their entire life.
I am thankful for the scholarship that was awarded to me out of the blue on one fine school day in Neoma.
I am thankful that my Malaysia Airlines plane landed safely in Paris on 31 Dec 2014.
I am thankful to be able to celebrate countdown not only in Paris, but with a bunch of local French!



7 Comment

  1. *gives you a Travelling Singaporean high-five*

    1. That’s so cute. Glad to connect with fellow travellers like you! 🙂

  2. Hi Isabel,

    I have been reading your blog, and I would love to invite you to write for an upcoming site thekopiwrite.com. Do drop us an email at thekopiwrite@gmail.com to express your interest. Thank you.

    Ms Kopi C

  3. Thanks for following The Long Way Home! You have a great blog 🙂

    1. You’re welcome and it’s my pleasure. 🙂 thank you too!

  4. Hello Isabel! So happy to see a fellow Singaporean travel blogger who really… writes about travelling! Looking forward to reading more posts about your trips!

    1. Hi Kristine! Thanks for connecting. Always happy to hear from fellow travel writers. 🙂 keep in touch!

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