Category: University of Bristol

Walking Amongst the Oxonian Greats

Out of all the towns I’ve visited in England, my day trip to Oxford last weekend was definitely the most “quintessentially English”. I always imagined the prestigious university to be filled with archaic buildings, freshly manicured gardens, libraries filled with every book possible, and ancient history bursting from every street corner. Thanks to an amazing ...

A Scotland Reunion

When I found out that two of my closest friends at Drexel would be studying abroad in both Scotland and Spain at the same time I would be abroad in England, I was beyond ecstatic! The last time we were on campus together was pre-COVID, so spending a few days in Edinburgh last week with ...

Traveling Through Bristol and Beyond

When I first began to research the different study abroad programs Drexel offered, I quickly realized that I wanted to attend a university located in a major city just like Philly. Traveling and sightseeing the country I’d be living in was also a goal I wanted to accomplish while abroad. That’s how I picked the ...

A Drexel Dragon Visits the Cardiff Dragon

Last Wednesday night I realized I hadn’t planned anything for the weekend and spontaneously decided to book a train ticket to Cardiff for Saturday. Cardiff is the capitol city of Wales, located in the Southern Coast of the country, and is only 45 minutes from Bristol. Like the rest of western England, a storm was ...

A Brilliant and Beautiful Day in Bath

I looked forward to visiting Bath the most while in England. It’s a city known for it’s crescent rows of flats, stone buildings, and of course, the Roman-built baths. The city was just a quick bus ride from Bristol, and I did some research the night before on what I wanted to see. As soon ...

Bristol Tips and Tricks

Now that I’ve been at the University of Bristol for a full month, I’ve had plenty of time to settle in and find my way around. I’d like to share tips and tricks for those who want to study abroad in Bristol, those who were recently accepted, or for anyone who wants to read about ...

7.5 Hours in London

This past Sunday, I booked a last minute bus ticket to London to meet up with two of my friends from Drexel, who were studying abroad in Scotland and Denmark. When planning the trip I found that traveling by coach bus was significantly cheaper than taking the train. While the train ride may have been ...

Exploring Clifton and Campus

The Global Lounge has become my “home base” at the University of Bristol and I’ve hung out there in between classes all week. They always have weekend city tours and activities to help international students adjust to the new country and the city of Bristol. Even when they don’t have a program scheduled it’s fun ...

Wrapping Up Welcome Week

My first week has already passed by in a blur of British accents, delicious pastries, and many rides on double-decker buses. I’ve spent the last few days getting used to traveling within Bristol because my accommodation is in a small neighborhood in the North Village called Stoke Bishop. All undergraduate students living in this area ...

Pip Pip Cheerio from Bristol!

It may be only 1:45 am in my body but my mind is buzzing awake watching the sunrise out of the window on the plane. There’s a scene from my favorite childhood movie, The Parent Trap, where Halle looks out of her window as her plane approaches London as the song “There She Goes” by ...