Category: Drexel in London

How to Save Money Abroad

Studying abroad does not have to break the bank! Believe it or not, this experience can be both amazing and affordable. Here are some of my tips on how to save money while you are traveling abroad! Budget There are endless amounts of ways to budget while you are abroad, especially with modern technology. There ...

Anne Frank in Amsterdam

The Holocaust has been a topic that has recently been popping up in my abroad experience. Although a touchy subject, learning about the Holocaust in Europe, where it occurred, has been very illuminating and a great educational opportunity. I spent one night in Amsterdam after traveling to Paris, and decided to visit the Anne Frank ...

Language Barriers

Let’s talk about language barriers! Language barriers are formally defined as, “a barrier of communication between people who are unable to speak a common language.” Commonly, this occurs between two people who speak completely different languages. Luckily, as English speaking people, we are a bit more advantaged. About 1.75 billion people on the Earth speak ...

Directions to the Mona Lisa

After class on Thursday we hopped on the Eurostar to Paris. The Eurostar is a train line that runs through Europe, as the name implies. Luckily, the train leaves from King’s Cross Station, about a 25 minute tube ride from our home base. The Eurostar is a really great way to travel throughout Europe. It ...

Midterms Don’t Have To Be Miserable

It is that time of the quarter (for Drexel students, anyway) to take midterms. At the Foundation of International Education here in London, we follow a quarter system, as well. So, while you are freaking out about midterms over in Philadelphia, I am also freaking out about midterms here in London. Usually, for me anyways, ...

Last Stop, Barcelona!

The third and final stop on our Spring break trip was the capital of Spain, Barcelona! Barcelona was somewhere that I never really expected to go, but the flights fit very well when we were in the midst of planning our vacation. As I have said before in my blog posts, make sure to plan ...

Swollen Feet in Santorini

After “Stuck in Mykonos,” our second destination for Spring break was Santorini, Greece. We docked about fourteen hours after we had originally planned and wobbled off the ferry, our sea-sick stomachs thankful to be on land. Surrounded by mountains on one side, and a volcano on the other, the reaction to Santorini’s beauty was instant ...

Stuck in Mykonos!

Just like a normal university back in the United States, we were given a week long Spring break here in London. With our freedom from class and extended vacation, I took the opportunity to do a bit of traveling around Europe! Early on in the quarter, we planned our Spring break trip, so we were ...

Marvelous Museums

London is home to many, many, many museums. Museums are a great opportunity to learn about the culture and history of the country you are studying abroad in. The best part about London’s museums? They are all beautiful, and free! As a part of our curriculum at the Foundation of International Education, we have excursions ...

Traveling Around: Edinburgh Edition

There are endless great things about studying abroad. One of the best things about being in Europe in particular is how easy (and affordable) it is to explore and travel to other countries within the continent! We have a friend from Drexel who has been studying in Edinburgh, Scotland since January. Our first weekend experience ...