Category: Paris + London (Dual City)

US vs. British Educational System. Which is Better?

Because I have been studying in the US for a couple years now, I’m used to the rhythm and pace back at Drexel. I already have an overall idea of how professors work, how they assign homework, how the grade papers, what is overall expected of me inside and outside of the classroom, among other ...

WTF: What The France!

Now that my time in Paris has concluded, I have seen multiple instances where it would make people go “WHAT?!”. In fact, our school ESCE knew and even acknowledged how weird France can be, to the point where they opened a contest called “WTF: What The France!”. For it, we could submit pictures of unusual ...

Learning a Fourth Language Abroad

Learning a new language is never easy. When we are children, we are like sponges, absorbing knowledge all around us. That also happens to include learning the language that we are mostly exposed to, whether that is at home, in school, on the street, through movies, etc. Growing up, I was exposed to different languages, ...

A Day in My Life Studying in Paris!

Having been in Paris for a bit over a week now, I realize how different each day is. From days that are jam-packed with activities, to a resting day where the only thing I do after class is nap; everyday varies. That being said, let me take you on a day full of activities! When ...

Don’t be a Tourist, be an Explorer.

Once you have made your study schedule, plan out your explorations. If it’s your first time and you wish to do the tourists activities, go for it! Once you have them all covered, really explore the city like a local! One of best things I did was go on an afternoon tea. It was part ...

Mind the Gap!

Here are some tips about the underground and everything else you need to know about getting around in London as well as three of my favorite markets in the city! They are a must go! FIE provides students with an oyster card and the rides are free. I didn’t know this in the beginning and ...

Call me a Londoner!

Summer is a great time to be in this beautiful floral city! The sun is not always out, but when it is it’s an exciting time.  To begin with, I will tell you what to pack to be well prepared before you arrive in this city. London’s weather is uncertain, even in the summers you ...

Au Revoir Paris!

If you chose Paris & London as your Dual city program, you will likely have a week off before arriving in London. This is an awesome time to travel and explore your interests. During my break week, I decided to stay back in Paris. Although I love to travel, rather than country hopping I thought ...

Eiffel in love with the city!

Your first visit to Paris can be overwhelming because there is so much to see and do while you also get comfortable with a new culture and language! Here are a few tips and trips so you can fall in love with the city like I did. On our first Friday in Paris, ESCE took ...

Roommates by chance, Friends by choice!

This guide will give you an insight into the study-life balance and living with new, unfamiliar people. As an international student, you will be able to meet a lot of interesting people either in class, at a class tour or you may be sharing the same room or apartment. I was lucky enough to encounter the ...