All posts by Nicole Kalitsi

I am a Global Studies major hoping to show other students that they can travel, too!

The Joys of Belgian Bureaucracy: Residency Card Edition

I would say that overall, EPA does a good job of preparing you for what is to come when you arrive in Brussels. However, one thing they greatly understated was the process of registering yourself at the commune and receiving your Belgian ID Card. When I first heard that you had to present yourself at ...

Exploring Brussels: The Atomium

I have been traveling outside of Brussels a lot since coming on study abroad. While it is glamorous to be posting pictures from a new country every week, Brussels has a ton to offer and I’ve been trying to appreciate this a lot more. When my friends suggested a nice little trip down to the ...

Things I Didn’t Think I’d Miss

By the time I left for Brussels, I was admittedly tired of being in Philadelphia. Due to the nature of Drexel, I’d been there for two years straight with few chances to go home and I wanted to get out of the city for a little while. I was so excited and starry eyed when ...

Looking Back and Heading Forward

I recently received my letter to myself that I wrote a few weeks before I left for Brussels. I definitely encourage you to do this and I’m so glad that the study abroad office got us to reflect on what we wanted to get out of our study abroad experiences. It was such a nice ...

Weekend Trip Series: Bruges

  One of the best parts about doing study abroad in Brussels is how easy it is to get to explore while I’m here. At the time of writing this post I have already traveled three times, two of those experiences being out of the country. These weren’t week long vacations but instead fun weekend ...

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Getting the Most out of Your MOBIB Card

Your second day in Brussels, you’ll be given a magical key to most of Brussels: a MOBIB Card. STIB is the equivalent to the SEPTA in Brussels and MOBIB is like a super SEPTA Key. STIB is similarly comprised of a bus, subway and tram line. Then there is a regional rail system that requires ...

Studying for Midterms in a Foreign Country

It’s crazy to think that my time here is at its midpoint. Not only does that mean that Fall Break is right around the corner, but more importantly I just wrapped up midterms.   Vesalius does not feel all too different from Drexel course wise, at least from my experience. I took two courses that ...