Category: Drexel College

Philly: A home away from home

As a new Irish person living in Philadelphia, it has been quite wholesome to be able to immerse myself in the rich cultural heritage of this city while also maintaining my own cultural identity. One of the things I have found to love most about living in Philadelphia so far is the abundance of Irish ...

My classes in Drexel and MLK day

It was officially the second week of classes, and so far, everything has been going great. I have finally recovered from my frustrating jet lag and got the energy to hit the gym for the first time at Drexel! My mood always gets better after a good sweat. One thing that I wanted to talk ...

Good Bye Seoul, Hello Philadelphia!

I’m Sunny, 21, from Seoul, South Korea to Drexel in Phila, PA On December 29th, 2022 I got on the plane to Philadelphia after teary goodbye to my friends at Incheon International Airport. After about 21 hours of travel, I arrived at my new apartment in Philly. The Uber driver was kind enough to help ...

Irish in Philly: Week 1

It’s almost one week since I’ve landed in Philly to begin my international exchange. One thing that I noticed early on is the overwhelming friendliness of Philly people and their willingness to stop and talk, and give city recommendations. I had underestimated the actual size and scope of Philadelphia before arriving here. The skyline and ...

Arrivederci Roma!

Najifa Hussain, ’25, is a Management Information Systems major studying at the American University of Rome this Fall 2022. Alas, after four months abroad my study abroad journey has almost come to an end. The week leading up to my flight back home where I am extremely excited to reunite with my friends and family, ...

Reflection: My Study Abroad in the US

Sitting on my bed at midnight, I am reflecting on my time here at Drexel, and in the US generally. This year has been an interesting one for me, in many respects. I have had several opportunities that have helped me experience growth, learning and helped me become – my study abroad at Drexel being ...

Christmas Markets in Germany

It’s officially December, and I’m thrilled that the Christmas market season is here! It’s time to listen to “All I Want for Christmas is You,” “Jingle Bell,” or “Felix Navida” while sipping mule wine, drinking hot chocolate, or eating crepes and sausages. While there are dozens of Christmas Markets worldwide, I can assure you that ...

An Italian in Philly: The Last Days Here

Everything comes to an end and my exchange at Drexel is no exception. During these last days here I’ve been busy juggling between assignments, projects and finals, trying to submit everything in time. Nevertheless, I also had some time to think and reflect on how this quarter abroad went, the ups and downs of my ...

How has my abroad experience changed my thought about my academic and career path?

As Christmas and the holiday season approach, it’s a sign that my abroad experience is coming to an end. Four months in Germany have been filled with remarkable experiences, life skills, and friendships. Before getting into the season of finals and family gatherings, I decided to sit down and write down some thoughts about how ...

My First Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving, as a holiday, is not celebrated in Nigeria or Germany- two countries I am mostly affiliated with. Therefore, it was one holiday I was looking forward to experiencing during my time here in the US. Before I go ahead and talk about my first Thanksgiving experience, two things first. One, I have come to ...