All posts by Nicole Kalitsi

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

Planning for the Worst When Traveling

Fall break just ended for us (more on that to come) and unlike some of my other travel experiences, it was not smooth sailing. There was a strike in Brussels airport that caused many flights to be canceled- including mine. This ended up with me missing out on Barcelona and the cool things to see ...

Traveling to Timisoara

Whether you work for an MEP, an NGO or a non-profit here in Brussels, there is always the chance that you may be able to travel for your job. Although it is not guaranteed, us lucky few get to see more of Europe, see our work in action and connect with professionals in the field. ...

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 ...