All posts by Ryan Chiasson

Swollen Feet in Santorini

After “Stuck in Mykonos,” our second destination for Spring break was Santorini, Greece. We docked about fourteen hours after we had originally planned and wobbled off the ferry, our sea-sick stomachs thankful to be on land. Surrounded by mountains on one side, and a volcano on the other, the reaction to Santorini’s beauty was instant ...

Stuck in Mykonos!

Just like a normal university back in the United States, we were given a week long Spring break here in London. With our freedom from class and extended vacation, I took the opportunity to do a bit of traveling around Europe! Early on in the quarter, we planned our Spring break trip, so we were ...

Marvelous Museums

London is home to many, many, many museums. Museums are a great opportunity to learn about the culture and history of the country you are studying abroad in. The best part about London’s museums? They are all beautiful, and free! As a part of our curriculum at the Foundation of International Education, we have excursions ...

Traveling Around: Edinburgh Edition

There are endless great things about studying abroad. One of the best things about being in Europe in particular is how easy (and affordable) it is to explore and travel to other countries within the continent! We have a friend from Drexel who has been studying in Edinburgh, Scotland since January. Our first weekend experience ...

Welcome to The Wellcome Trust

As I have mentioned in several of my blogs, we have city excursions and museum visits built into our syllabi that correspond with our class subjects at the Foundation of International Education. In our Nursing Genetics class, we recently visited the Wellcome Trust museum, known as the Wellcome Collection. The Wellcome Trust is a biomedical ...

One Month Later

And just like that, I have been in London for one whole month! Here are four things that I have learned over the past four weeks abroad. Appreciate time. On one hand, I feel as though it was just yesterday that I was sitting at my gate at Newark Airport, anticipating my journey. On the ...

Wonders of the World: Stonehenge

There are so many great things to do in London, and the city itself is so large, sometimes I forget there is a surrounding country! There are many historical sites to see in England, so I bought a ticket to visit my first one, Stonehenge. There are many accessible and affordable day trips offered to ...

Visit to Victoria Medical Centre

My favorite part about the classes at FIE London, is that fact that our professors utilize the city of London as a learning tool! We are able to go on field trips that pertain to our class subjects, all while exploring our temporary home. Recently in my Healthcare Policy class, we took a visit to ...

Eating Your Way Through London: Camden Market

As I stated in my previous “Eating Your Way Through London” post, London is home to many, many markets. Each with their own character, it is a goal of mine to visit all the markets that I possibly can during my time abroad. With Borough Market already crossed off the list, I decided to visit ...

Holidays Away From Home

Have you ever spent a holiday away from home or your family? I have before, but it can be difficult, especially if it is your first one. Not everybody can say that they’ve experienced a holiday in another country! I viewed this opportunity to celebrate in a new culture as an exciting challenge. We started ...