Category: Fall 2014

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Niacka Carty: A Bit of Everything in Madrid

The professor for my Spanish language course shared with the class that there are currently over six million people in Madrid. Furthermore, it is said that Spain has the highest rate of immigration in the world second to the United States. This was shocking information. Upon hearing this information, I immediately expected Spain to resemble ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Scottish Referendum

Today is the day. Today is the day that Scotland has been waiting for centuries to happen. Scots are voting this evening, if thy haven not already, for or against independence from the United Kingdom. The country has been keeping the referendum campaign very short and simple. Citizens are either voting YES or NO. Dozens ...

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Niacka Carty: First Official Week of Class

Today completes my first official week at Comillas. I did not think attending a university in a different country would have many, striking differences. Department heads at Comillas seem to bear the most power. Professors do not write the class syllabus. It seems that they are only tasked with enforcing the syllabus and lecturing. One ...

Alexis Pozonsky: Bienvenidos a la Pura Vida!

And thus starts my Costa Rican journey! I arrived at the San Jose airport late Sunday night, but to my dismay, my checked bag didn’t arrive with me.. I was told it got left behind at the Atlanta airport and would be delivered to my host family’s home the next day. Unfortunately, however, I did ...

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Greta Jusyte: Exploring the City

The city of Reims is small, but beautiful. I like the fact that I can walk everywhere, but also have the option of taking a bus. There is also a tramway that goes through the center of the city. The city is filled with parks, beautiful buildings, and champagne houses. The city feels completely safe ...

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Benjamin Saff: First Days in Mannheim

Ben’s first day I arrived in Frankfurt Airport on a Sunday morning. It was a little past 6:00 am. I was feeling the jet-lag; while going through customs, observing all the German advertisements and hearing the din of local language around me, life felt truly surreal. My directions had been clear enough and I made ...

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Federico Mosconi: Introduction

Many of you reading this are going to study abroad or are at least interested by the idea. Before I get into the details of the study abroad experience and talking about what to expect I would like to introduce myself and my reasons why I decided to go abroad. I’m currently starting my sophomore ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Sounds of Edinburgh

The sounds of Edinburgh have been surprising and exciting so far. I stepped off the plane a week ago and have not yet heard any silence. The closest thing to silence I have experienced is my quiet moments sitting by the canal outside of my flat. Other than those rare, reflective moments by the water ...

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Greta Jusyte: Academics

Last week was my first official week as an exchange student at Sciences Po. The campus is extremely small and so is the student body. I feel like I’ve already met and recognize all of the students. The campus is currently under construction, so it seems as if I cannot escape the Drexel construction curse. ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Edinburgh Arrival

My first week in Edinburgh, Scotland was a shocking one. Of course, I was taken back initially by the overwhelming fact of being in another country for the first time. Because it was my first time anywhere outside of the Tri-State Area, I expected to be shocked no matter what, but I never expected Scotland ...