Category: Location

Things I Wish I Knew before Studying Abroad

I cannot believe that it has already been four weeks of being in the country! I have already learned so much and upon reflecting on my time so far, I can comfortably say that my transition has been very smooth. However, there are a handful of hurdles that would have been easier to overcome had ...

Week 3: Fly Eagles Fly

This week has all been about the eagles. Coming from Ireland, I have no idea about American Football or how it works, however it’s clear to me the passion there is here in Philly for the Eagles and how the city embraces them in such a strong way. There’s a similar culture to be seen ...

Homecoming: an athletic week

To be frank, when I first heard of homecoming at Drexel, I thought there will be some sort of prom/dance thing that we have to dress up for (yes, I know right?). I was mentally ready to do all the tedious dress hunting, turns out everything was not what I was expecting!  The homecoming week ...

Good life in Philly

I’m Sunny, 21, and Go Eagles! Being an exchange student, I am always looking for chances to really enjoy life in Philly. Back in my home university in Korea, I was a vice president of an exchange student organization where we helped adjust exchange students to life in Korea through various activities and buddy programs. ...

First Week of School!

I’m Sunny, 21, an exchange student at Drexel University. On January 9, 2023 the winter quarter of Drexel University and my first day of school as an exchange student began! A mandatory orientation was scheduled at 10 a.m. at the intercultural center, so I left my apartment near 9. Since I left the house bit ...

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 ...

Culture Shock in Costa Rica

When I first entered Costa Rica, there were a couple of cultural changes that I immediately faced. Now that I have spent two weeks in Costa Rica, I feel as though I have finally started to accept some of the norms as parts of my routine.  For starters, as soon as I entered the home ...

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 ...

To the other side of the world!

After a very long and somewhat tedious 22-hour flight, I finally arrived in Philadelphia on a cloudy and chilly Sunday. The first thing I did after landing was to check into Caneris Hall, which is where I will be staying in for the next 5 months. I was immediately greeted with smiles and hugs from ...