Category: Fall 2014

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Niacka Carty: Spain: A Religious Country?

Upon arriving in Spain, I was a bit nervous about attending a Catholic university. I pictured nuns roaming the school with yard sticks, ready to discipline students. I was although disappointed that I did not see nuns or fathers walking around the city. I was always interested in their attire, a long black cloak complimented ...

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Niacka Carty: My First Spanish Midday Meal

There are various cultural differences that I have noticed from being in Spain for only eleven days but “siestas” continually grab my attention. The word is used very often on and off-campus. Before coming to Spain, I was aware of the concept of a “siesta.” The term was introduced to me while studying Spanish at ...

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Greta Jusyte: La vie à Reims

Salut! Je m’appelle Greta! I am a third year Drexel Student, who is currently studying abroad at the Sciences Po Collège Universitaire Euro-Américain à Reims. This small Sciences Po campus is located in Reims, France, a small city, which is found approximately an hour from Paris. I arrived to Paris on August 27th via a ...

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Nicholas Sukiennik: Engineering

I hope the title of this entry isn’t too misleading, but this will be more of an expository of my current thoughts on engineering (and, thereby, life itself) in the context of my current location: Germany. So it’s week six of my term abroad in Germany. I’m still going strong as a soulless robot and ...

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Nicholas Sukiennik: Campus Life as an Exchange Student

  Being an exchange student is much different from being a student at one’s home university. Usually, exchange students tend to stick around with each other, rather than making local friends and acquaintances, because we have the shared experience of being in a new and unfamiliar place, whereas local students are generally content with their ...

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Nicholas Sukiennik: Transportation

  Cars, bikes, trains, planes, and even boats: all are among the different methods of transportation one might take to get from one place to another. In this blog entry I will explain in detail some of the transportation methods I use to get around in Germany from small to large scale. Directly on campus, ...