Category: Fall 2014

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Alexander Smith: Reisen- Travelling

Willkommen züruck to another blog post! While I have tried to focus most of my blog posts up to this point on things other than traveling, I do want to talk about some of the places I have traveled in Europe during my time here, and specifically to highlight some of the places that are ...

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Alexander Smith: Drexel Tasks

Hello again! With the busyness of the last few weeks abroad and doing some final traveling, I realize I’ve gotten a bit behind on these blog posts, but expect to see a bunch coming the next few days/weeks. In this post, I want to talk a bit about keeping in touch with what is going ...

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Christopher Vito: Equatorial Guinea’s Waste Management

  On Monday, our group went out to see some of the waste management facilities as part of our Society & Environment class. This trip consisted of two locations that together handle all of the trash from Malabo. Generally speaking, Equatoguinean waste is not well managed. The first was the “landfill” on the outskirts of ...

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Benjamin Saff: Study Abroad “Experience”

How was your study abroad experience? What were your favorite things about your experience abroad? – These are questions people may ask on my return home. And yes I could give a simple answer like “Oh well some of my favorite things about the experience have been making great friendships, experiencing new foods and exploring ...

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Niacka Carty: Papa Noel

A part from completing coursework while in Madrid, I also teach English to primary school children. It is very informal and can be thought of as private lessons. Twice a week for an hour each lesson, I play games with two Spanish boys ages six and seven. The overall goal is to build their confidence ...

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Federico Mosconi: Studying in Mannheim Part II

As I alluded to, the level of interaction is something that is very different. In the business courses at Mannheim there is no interaction between students and professors. The main problem is that there are no homework assignments or projects during the semester that get the class involved. The course is just made up of ...

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Federico Mosconi: Studying in Mannheim Part I

This week marks the last week of classes for me. The semester is winding down and exams are a couple of weeks away. With the end in sight, I’m going to talk about the academic experience in Germany. I waited to write about the academics here at Mannheim because I didn’t want to jump to ...

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Niacka Carty: Urban vs Suburban High Schools

Since visiting La Jarosa, I became interested in the other close by towns. I visited another reservoir last weekend, Valmayor, with one of my roommates. It was organized by the housing agency with which I leased an apartment. Apparently, there is literally an event every weekend to explore other neighboring parts of Spain. The Valmayor ...

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Christopher Vito: Thanksgiving Dinner

  Since we’re in a country that isn’t America, Thanksgiving is not commonly celebrated here. So we were looking for a way to celebrate this holiday in spite of that, but, needless to say, it wasn’t simple. We considered going to a few different places and ordering a bunch of chicken. We also considered ordering ...

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Niacka Carty: A Public WC (Water Closet) – Quite Literally

I enjoy walking around my neighborhood and seeing the various restaurants and specialized shops. It can almost be the equivalent of site seeing. Additionally, I live in a neighborhood that hosts one of the most popular shopping malls in Madrid, El Corte Inglés. It reminds me of Macy’s store and in particular, the Macy’s in ...