Category: Fall 2015

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Classes, Clubs and Winter Fun

The second half of classes went smoothly, though this week it is only the lectures, instead of also having labs and tutorials. While syllabus week was a very nice ease into a new semester at a new school, I am very excited for tutorials and labs just so I have the chance to interact and ...

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First Week of Classes

Hi everyone! We’re halfway through the first week of classes and so far it’s been pretty good. The only problem is that I still have so many conflicts with classes, my advisor only has me enrolled in two classes! She promised this will be fixed by the latest on Friday so fingers crossed I have ...

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Orientation Week Part 1!

What an exciting first week we have had! This weekend we had the opportunity to go on a special trip just for study abroad students to experience more of Australia. We left early Saturday morning with about 50 other international students from all over the world. Our first stop was the Australia Reptile Park. First ...

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G’Day and Welcome to Sydney!

G’Day from Sydney! I am traveling with Sam, Mandy and Nick and we are all staying together here. We arrived after a very long 22 hour flight on Monday to a rainy and chilly Sydney, but we bounced off the plane ready to explore. Since we can’t move into our housing for the term until ...

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Greta Jusyte: Thanksgiving and other updates!

Last Thursday, the exchange students organized a Thanksgiving away from home. It was really great because the Americans at Sciences Po had an opportunity to share a part of their cultural traditions and the non-Americans were able to celebrate Thanksgiving for the first time. We all signed up to bring a particular food or dish ...

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Nicholas Sukiennik: Campus Activities

  While I haven’t been here long enough to integrate myself in all of the campus happenings (at least to the extent that I did at Drexel: WKDU, Sierra Club, Smart House, The Triangle, etc. etc.), I have partaken in several campus events that I will here share with you for a more comprehensive vicarious ...

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Nicholas Sukiennik: Courses in the Drexel Engineering Spring in Bochum Program

  Below I will discuss the structure of the courses being taken and the material offered therein. German: An introductory course in German is offered for the first six weeks of the program. It begins with the ultimate basics, things which, if I were going to Germany, I would have learned (and did learn) beforehand. ...

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Veronika Legkobitova: Laboratory Work

For two of my classes, I have to do work in a lab. The first lab class is an individual project. My partner and I meet with a professor on campus and do work for their lab. We chose to work on a project that uses acoustic levitation. Basically, there is an apparatus that produces ...

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Nicholas Sukiennik: Stereotypes vs. Reality

  The following entry addresses a subject which many would try their best to avoid at all costs as to prevent criticism or controversy, but one which I will willingly discuss openly and honestly: stereotypes. In the United States, we are inundated with diversity, and, therefore, strive to neutralize any distinguishing features of a foreign ...