Category: Fall 2014

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Greta Jusyte: Stores and Food

I cannot believe that I’ve already been living in Reims, France for a month. As my fellow Drexel students begin their fall quarter, I am already preparing presentations and soon will be studying for midterms. As facing cultural differences is a given when living in a different country, below I will outline some major differences ...

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Alexis Pozonsky: Pacuare – Service, Nature, and Happiness

This past weekend was nothing short of awe-inspiring. No words can accurately describe the beauty which surrounded me, but I’ll give it a shot… ICDS (the exchange program) had set up a group trip for all of us to visit a very remote village to both participate in a service project and visit a turtle ...

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Niacka Carty: There’s Always Something to Admire in Spain

I recently found out that, unlike in the United States, in Spain all professionals receive the same salary. I immediately that the idea is interesting. Though Spain has adopted democracy, I think the concept of rewarding everyone with the same salary is more aligned with socialism in that in a way it promotes a sense ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Living on a Budget

I underestimated how challenging studying abroad would be. I underestimated how expensive it would be. I underestimated how difficult it would be adjusting to a whole new education system. When I arrived in Edinburgh, I spent most of the money I had on me in cash on basic necessities for my dorm. And I never ...

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Federico Mosconi: Finding a Place to Live (Part 2)

My search started on the Mannheim University website. The international office of the university has a website with helpful information about finding a place to live. They also have a Zimmerservice. This is a website where Mannheim students list their apartments for sublet to other students. Most of these students are going abroad to study ...

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Federico Mosconi: Finding a Place to Live (Part 1)

So you’ve decided to study abroad. All the paper work is done and now it’s a matter of counting down the days, but in fact the work has just begun. Once getting accepted into the program there are many steps you need to complete to ensure a positive study abroad experience. One of the most ...

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Alexander Smith: Mannheim: Course Registration & Online Portals

  Guten abend! I am writing this blog post from the TGV train (train a grande vitesse) probably traveling at close to 300km/h on my way to Paris, France for the weekend. However, the focus of this post will be sort of a continuation of the confusing procedures at the university of mannheim, this time ...

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Greta Jusyte: Paris

Last weekend, I was able to travel to Paris. I’ve wanted to go to Paris ever since I first started studying French when I was 14 and it felt surreal. The city is absolutely magnificent and it is impossible to see it all in two days. I plan on coming back many times and exploring ...

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Benjamin Saff: Friends and Traveling

Benjamin Saff Friends It’s hard to believe I’ve only been here for one month. I have been able to experience so much already in such a short time. I’ve made many new friends not only in our Drexel group but local Germans as well as other international students. And each person I meet contributes a ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Active Democracy in Scotland

The independence referendum of Scotland proved to be very uneventful as Scotland voted by a slim margin to stay with the United Kingdom. Today was a very gloomy day for Scotland. Although the day was very gloomy in the actual sense, with rain all day long, it was very gloomy in the other sense. People ...