All posts by Nicole Kalitsi

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

Paris, Je T’aime!

I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m a French immersion student. I’ve been learning the language since I was four years old and have grown up learning about France, especially Paris, without ever having seen it. I missed out on an exchange trip when I was in middle school and have always regretted that. So, ...

Giving Back in Brussels

As I’ve mentioned before, my internship is with European Network of Cultural Centres, where we work as a “network of networks.” I had the opportunity to visit a local cultural centre here in Brussels and volunteer for the day at De Kriekelaar.   Cultural centres in Europe are like community centers in America multiplied by ...

When in Rome!

I recently paid a visit to Rome and spent the weekend eating pasta and pizza! Seeing as my diet back home consists of a rotation of Mexican, Italian and Chinese food, this was definitely a dream come true.   Though I went to Rome in November, I actually bought my tickets WAY in advance. Think, ...

An Amsterdam Good Time

Remember that weekend travel series that I started and then never continued? Well, here it comes! In October, I paid a visit to lovely, canal filled Amsterdam with friends and had a wonderful experience. Once again, our good friend FlixBus came in handy for cheap tickets to a new destination. Driving to Amsterdam was super ...

Commuting to my Internship

I very briefly mentioned my commute to my internship here in Brussels on a few occasions in other posts and today, I thought I would walk everyone through the steps it takes to get to my job three times a week. I have the longest commute by a landslide of everyone else in the EPA ...

Thanksgiving in Brussels

Though we may sometimes forget about it due to the immediate sprinkling of Christmas decorations after Halloween, Thanksgiving is a time honored tradition in America. For Drexel students, it means coming home, plopping on your bed and passing out from exhaustion until someone wakes you for Turkey. In Brussels, it’s really just any other Thursday. ...

How to Make the Most of Fall Break!

Towards the middle of your time in Brussels, you will be graced with an amazing gift: fall vacation! A full week without classes and, if your boss is generous, internships. If you need to, it can be a good chance to catch up on work you need to get done. Otherwise, it’s also a great ...