All posts by Spencer Kociba


Loneliness abroad…it happens ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Let’s talk loneliness. It is not the most glamorous parts of study abroad, but it is an important part of the journey and self-discovery that comes with taking your education international. In the pre-departure meetings and any checklist you’ll find online about mentally preparing yourself to be abroad, culture shock is one of the top ...

Accessibility to Adventure

I knew when I signed up for study abroad that I was planning to travel. When else in your life will you have 4 months to explore Europe? While going to classes, of course. What I didn’t realize was how easy it really is to travel to a new city or country while living in ...


My Main Uni & My Side Uni

Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICAI-ICADE. Thankfully, the classes are shorter than the name. While Drexel students were headed back to classes or co-op the 2nd week of January, I was at my first college orientation – for the second time. In honor of that, this blog post is going to be an introduction to the school ...

Celebrating Second Christmas in Madrid: Feliz Día de Los Tres Reyes Magos

While the majority of Christians in the US recognize Christmas and present gifts on December 25th, in Spain, and many Orthodox Christian churches or countries, “Christmas” as we are familiar with is celebrated January 6th.