Category: EPA Brussels

An Amsterdam Good Time

Remember that weekend travel series that I started and then never continued? Well, here it comes! In October, I paid a visit to lovely, canal filled Amsterdam with friends and had a wonderful experience. Once again, our good friend FlixBus came in handy for cheap tickets to a new destination. Driving to Amsterdam was super ...

Commuting to my Internship

I very briefly mentioned my commute to my internship here in Brussels on a few occasions in other posts and today, I thought I would walk everyone through the steps it takes to get to my job three times a week. I have the longest commute by a landslide of everyone else in the EPA ...

Thanksgiving in Brussels

Though we may sometimes forget about it due to the immediate sprinkling of Christmas decorations after Halloween, Thanksgiving is a time honored tradition in America. For Drexel students, it means coming home, plopping on your bed and passing out from exhaustion until someone wakes you for Turkey. In Brussels, it’s really just any other Thursday. ...

How to Make the Most of Fall Break!

Towards the middle of your time in Brussels, you will be graced with an amazing gift: fall vacation! A full week without classes and, if your boss is generous, internships. If you need to, it can be a good chance to catch up on work you need to get done. Otherwise, it’s also a great ...

Planning for the Worst When Traveling

Fall break just ended for us (more on that to come) and unlike some of my other travel experiences, it was not smooth sailing. There was a strike in Brussels airport that caused many flights to be canceled- including mine. This ended up with me missing out on Barcelona and the cool things to see ...

Traveling to Timisoara

Whether you work for an MEP, an NGO or a non-profit here in Brussels, there is always the chance that you may be able to travel for your job. Although it is not guaranteed, us lucky few get to see more of Europe, see our work in action and connect with professionals in the field. ...

The Joys of Belgian Bureaucracy: Residency Card Edition

I would say that overall, EPA does a good job of preparing you for what is to come when you arrive in Brussels. However, one thing they greatly understated was the process of registering yourself at the commune and receiving your Belgian ID Card. When I first heard that you had to present yourself at ...

Exploring Brussels: The Atomium

I have been traveling outside of Brussels a lot since coming on study abroad. While it is glamorous to be posting pictures from a new country every week, Brussels has a ton to offer and I’ve been trying to appreciate this a lot more. When my friends suggested a nice little trip down to the ...

Things I Didn’t Think I’d Miss

By the time I left for Brussels, I was admittedly tired of being in Philadelphia. Due to the nature of Drexel, I’d been there for two years straight with few chances to go home and I wanted to get out of the city for a little while. I was so excited and starry eyed when ...

Looking Back and Heading Forward

I recently received my letter to myself that I wrote a few weeks before I left for Brussels. I definitely encourage you to do this and I’m so glad that the study abroad office got us to reflect on what we wanted to get out of our study abroad experiences. It was such a nice ...