Category: Drexel in London

Eating Your Way Through London: Borough Market

In my opinion, one of the most exciting aspects of traveling is being able to try different foods from all over the world! London is home to over 35,000 food establishments. Included in these establishments are large food markets with hundreds of different merchants selling their creations. Some of the more popular London markets include ...

The City of Neighborhoods

When I first came to Philadelphia to study at Drexel, I was told Philadelphia was referred to as “The City of Brotherly Love”, “The City of Murals,” and “The City of Neighborhoods.” Similar to Philadelphia, London is also know as “The City of Neighborhoods,” for the many boroughs that make up England’s capital. With thirty-two ...

Learning London: Orientation

Our program in London, the Foundation of International Education, was nice enough to set up a bunch of orientation events for us in between arriving in London and starting classes! These events were very helpful in introducing and orienting us to London. On Friday, after a few hours of orientation meetings, we were scheduled for ...

Just Touched Down in London Town!

I thought writing down the directions to our new house, Metrogate at the Foundation for International Education, would be a good idea. I would not have any cellular service when we arrived in London, England, because I planned on setting up a new sim card here. So, I followed directions the “old-fashioned” way, and wrote ...

Looking Back On It All

“It always seems impossible until it’s done” – Nelson Mandela Even after submitting all of my papers, packing my bags, being thrown a going home party, and making my way to the airport, I still can’t believe it’s all over. Three months literally flew by and I’m amazed at all that I accomplished in such ...

And The Countdown Begins

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it” – George Moore It’s really hard to believe that 3 months flew by that quickly. I remember thinking during my first few weeks here that this program was never going to end, and then I went through ...

Finding Caribbean Roots in London

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots” – Marcus Garvey If you’re a person of Caribbean decent , then you are most likely well aware of the history that many West Indian islands have with Great Britain. But if not, the British Empire once ...

Tips for the Best London Experience

“The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world” – Oscar Wilde As my time in London is winding down, I have been reflecting on my thoughts before I got here and how they developed and changed throughout this experience. I originally planned on doing a post called “Learn From My Mistakes”, ...

Taking on the Land of Mountains and Adventures

“Look past the silk-smooth chocolate, cuckoo clocks and yodelling – contemporary Switzerland, land of four languages, is all about epic journeys and sublime experiences.” -Unknown One of the many reasons why my roommate and I decided to travel to Switzerland is because we wanted a break from the city life. So far every place that ...

Let’s talk food…again

Borough Market   Borough Market holds the title of one of largest and oldest food markets. Its filled with a variety of shop vendors who sells jams, oils, cheeses, pastries, fresh fruits and vegetables, hot meals and a bunch more. My favorite thing I’ve had there so far would be the fish and chips and ...