Category: Fall 2014

C

Corrine Mcandrews: The College Experience

Recently I’ve been reading articles written by Rolling Stone magazine concerning the alleged gang rape that occurred in an American university’s fraternity house. The story I read was alarming and brought up discussions amongst my friends the rape culture that surrounds not only America in general, but specifically within college campuses. I thought about it ...

F

Federico Mosconi: Defining Moments in Study Abroad

I don’t think that I can sum up everything that has happened in this experience into one specific moment. I think that there have been numerous situations that were defining in their own ways. Living everyday in a foreign country builds up your study abroad experience. I feel that it was the act of having ...

F

Federico Mosconi: Final Exams

It’s crunch time here in Mannheim. The semester is over and final exams are this week. The libraries are packed and the usual mix of anxiety, frustration, and procrastination is the same here as it is at Drexel. Unfortunately, exams here will prove to be much more difficult than back home. To start off I ...

C

Christopher Vito: Our Last Day and Departure from Bioko

  Today’s been hectic and filled with mixed emotions. Unsurprisingly, the majority of us put our packing off until the last day. No one was rushing last minute, but it was definitely busy. Some of us did some last minute shopping for gifts. (I did both of these things today). So with all the running ...

F

Federico Mosconi: A Traveler’s Guide To Europe

Traveling is the biggest aspect of a study abroad experience. Although academics should also be a focus, I feel that many people go study abroad to then travel to other places. Of course I encourage it but before you plan out your whole “study abroad semester travel extravaganza” here’s a couple of things to consider. ...

F

Federico Mosconi: Weihnachtsmarkt

It’s the time of year where the holidays are in full swing. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday in Germany but they redeem themselves in the weeks leading up to Christmas. The start of the advent marks the openings of countless christmas markets all across the nation. These “Weihnachtsmarkt” as they are called in German are ...

A

Alexander Smith: Co-op Tasks while Abroad

  Hello again! As promised, here is another blog post for your reading enjoyment. This post I want to focus on something that I have found to really be a bit of a struggle to deal with while abroad: that is, applying for and interviewing for co-op jobs. Since I am technically a pre-junior in ...

N

Niacka Carty: Christmas Spirit in Madrid

Madrid is undeniably in the Christmas spirit. There are bands playing Christmas music on the streets, in metro stations and inside the trains. The Christmas decorations in Madrid are beautiful! I noticed that the city was preparing for Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving. There are not many where I live compared to the tourist areas. However, ...

C

Corrine Mcandrews: Misunderstood Scotland

This semester has gone by so quickly. I can’t believe that it is already December. Final exams are on their way and so are deadlines for final essays. It is bittersweet, this time of year. Edinburgh has been so good to me. I’ve learned so much about the British and European culture. I’ve been taking ...

B

Benjamin Saff: Standardized Tests

On a serious note, I want to talk a bit about the exam style here in Mannheim and also the general state of standardized exams in our education systems. Unfortunately there is too big of a focus on standardized test scores in our society today. In an excerpt from the book “Beyond Culture”, the Edward ...