All posts by Samuel Opawumi

I'm studying abroad in Bochum, Germany over the Drexel Spring term of 2018. I'm elated to embark on a new experience.

The Completion of a Goal

Two years ago at the beginning of my first co-op I made two short-term goals. The first goal was to obtain a co-op in a different area nationally and after the co-op be able to study abroad in a different country. From that day I did everything I possibly could and successfully was able to ...

Travels in Europe

While I was studying abroad in Germany I made sure to use the opportunity to travel to different countries and cities throughout Europe. Europe is a lot smaller than the United States and everything is really close to each other, so traveling to different places is actually pretty inexpensive.  Coming to Europe was my first ...

A Twist of Events

***The Office of International Programs strongly discourages Drexel travelers from participating in any type of protest abroad as these events are unpredictable and can often quickly turn violent. Students are reminded that they must abide by local laws, even if they are not aware of the specifics of these laws and violation of such laws ...

“Hey! Are you American?”

“Are you American?” That is one question I have been on the receiving end of multiple times while abroad. At the beginning of the term while I was trying to register for sports I was joking around with the employees at the desk like I always do. After the interaction, I was approached by another ...

I Haven’t Been Eating Much

I love food. Food is the sustenance for my existence and it can harbor an abundance of joy. Why I haven’t been eating much is contributed to a couple factors. One reason is just my schedule. During the first week, there was so much going on every single day. For any students coming into the ...

Missing Trains

Timeline: 4/6/2018 – 4/9/2018 After exiting the sky train my group ran into a couple problems when trying to arrive at the university. One thing that’s great about being a student at Ruhr University is that we have been given student train passes. These passes give us access to trains that connect all throughout different ...

I Can’t Read!

4/6/2018 I was successfully able to check in all my bags and board on the planes that allowed me to arrive in Germany. I had to take two connecting flights. The first was from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Dublin, Ireland which lasted about 7 hours, and then I had to immediately connect o to another plan from ...