Category: Engineering in Bochum

The Completion of a Goal

Two years ago at the beginning of my first co-op I made two short-term goals. The first goal was to obtain a co-op in a different area nationally and after the co-op be able to study abroad in a different country. From that day I did everything I possibly could and successfully was able to ...

Travels in Europe

While I was studying abroad in Germany I made sure to use the opportunity to travel to different countries and cities throughout Europe. Europe is a lot smaller than the United States and everything is really close to each other, so traveling to different places is actually pretty inexpensive.  Coming to Europe was my first ...

Changed but Still the Same

Finals are finally over and my stay in Bochum, Germany has almost concluded. On Monday, 11JUN18, I took two exams: German and Heat Transfer. We had a brief review session of German from 0830 to 0900 and my German exam lasted from 0900 to 1200. During the exam, I was confident that I understood most ...

The Finals Are Near

The last week to the end of the Bochum program. This was the calm before the storm. We began to wrap up our lab reports and independent lab project before we could start studying for our finals. Our Heat Transfer professor, Dr. Wrenn, and our Fluid Mechanics professor, Dr. Pollack, told us what we needed ...

Tech Struggles and Comfort Food

This was probably my most aggravating week here. On my last day in Munich, my computer showed its initial signs of failure. It kept stating that its charging percentage was at 0% and it took three tries to turn on the computer and show a display (Figure 1). When I returned home to Bochum, my ...

A Twist of Events

***The Office of International Programs strongly discourages Drexel travelers from participating in any type of protest abroad as these events are unpredictable and can often quickly turn violent. Students are reminded that they must abide by local laws, even if they are not aware of the specifics of these laws and violation of such laws ...

A Break and Trek through Western and Eastern Europe

The great holiday week began with a turbulent start. I spent two hours after we were working on our lab report packing my luggage. I did not pay attention to the fact that the local U-bahn trains alter their schedules based on the time of day and I did not even think about when to ...