Montpellier, week 1

After arriving on campus in Montpellier, I soon found that everyone else on the program was experiencing the same thing as I was. We were all exhausted. I woke up in the hotel and had my first French breakfast from the hotel buffet. It consisted of a baguette with jam, two yogurts and a madeleine ...

Cafeterias at Hanyang University

A draw for many to travel abroad is local food and Seoul is no exception.  There are so many great places you can go to try different kinds of food in Seoul.  However, while studying abroad, it is not practical to eat out at expensive restaurants that are far away from campus all of the ...

Preparing a French Independent Study

Preparing to travel to France in order to study abroad for 5 weeks entailed quite a bit of planning. For me, the planning began long before the trip was near. Around a year ago, I was browsing the study abroad programs that Drexel offers when I found the Montpellier program. At the time, I was ...

The Spooky Side of Dublin

After a very serious weekend in Northern Ireland, we decided that it was time to do something a bit silly. A group of MyIreland students got together to take the DoDublin Ghostbus Tour. Guided by actors, the tour takes you to a few locations around the city with a creepy history. As soon as we ...

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Footwear and Fun

Besides fun travels, my academic experience here in London has, without a doubt, been one of the most rewarding ones during my time abroad. My knowledge and abilities in footwear design have definitely flourished and improved since the start. After all, if your thinking of doing footwear design, what better city to do it than ...

First Night in France

Traveling to France was my first international travel experience. I flew on Norwegian Airlines to London, where I had a seven hour long, overnight layover. When I finally arrived to France I was extremely sleep deprived and generally confused. However, I had arrived in France a day before the start of the program, and my ...

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The two-colored hat

The events of today reminded me of a folk tale which I will now hamfistedly paraphrase: Two neighbors lived across the road from each other. One day, a man wearing a very tacky hat colored red on his right side and blue on his left side walked right in the middle of the two. Both ...