Category: Drexel College

Adjusting to the American Education System

While early education may have different names across countries, universities are generally referred to by the same name worldwide. However, there are significant differences in teaching methods among universities. As an exchange student from NTU, I’ve noticed some notable distinctions in the teaching approach at Drexel University. One major difference lies in the teaching methods ...

From Dragons to Degrees: Navigating Drexel’s Campus

 Drexel University’s campus was a world away from what I was accustomed to at NTU. The historic architecture and urban setting of Drexel’s campus created a unique blend of charm and energy. The historic buildings, adorned with ivy-covered walls, exuded a sense of history. Walking through the streets surrounding the campus, I was captivated by ...

Taking life one SEPTA at a time

 There are so many transport options you can take to move from one place to another. Be it by driving, taking the bus or train, cycling, or just walking, they all have different benefits and downsides. Driving probably offers the most comfort and privacy but is one of the more pricier options. Taking public transport ...

Food Trucks Galore

 I feel that food is one of the things that can distinctly reflect a culture, and the food in Philadelphia has certainly been something I’ve never seen before. While I have heard of the concept of a food truck before, I haven’t ever really seen one in real life until I set foot on Drexel’s ...

My weekend trip to Washington DC: A piece of American history

Washington DC is one of those cities that everyone knows due to its amazing and fundamental history – it’s one that I knew I had to experience for myself. Luckily, Philly is conveniently close to a lot of interesting cities and DC is one of those! After a very bumpy bus ride of just about ...

NBA game: a sports event or just plain entertainment?

My first real American experience occurred on the first day of Spring term when I went to an NBA game with some of the other exchange students. It was Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics, and there was no doubt about who the audience was cheering for. Now, while I don’t care much for basketball – ...

Everything’s Just Peachy in Philly

One of the first few things I realized right before I landed in Philadelphia was how low all the buildings looked from the skies. After landing and walking around Philly, a majority of the buildings here have significantly fewer levels than the high-rise buildings I was used to back in Singapore. Another thing I realized ...

New place, new me… maybe?

I arrived in Philadelphia a few days before the term started so I could get settled in, and from the second I landed, it felt like I had ended up in one of the many American movies I have watched. My first impression of the city was that it was a lot more diverse than ...

Last week of classes

This week was the final week of classes for my first quarter in Drexel. My first term has flown here and I look forward to getting a week off classes. The terms over here are a lot longer than in my home institution. As Drexel is a quarterly university, college goes all year round consisting ...

A reflection on my past two months in Philly

It is the final week of Winter Term. This is going to be my last blog entry, and I feel like it is a good time to do some review and reflection on my two and a half months in Drexel. As a medical student, I did not have the chance to learn things outside ...