Category: Fall 2017

Grocery Store Confusion

When I was packing in preparation for these four months, I double checked various travel blogs to ensure I was bringing everything I needed for my trip. Deodorant, vitamins, notebooks, Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, and any document I may ever need while abroad. Although I felt massively prepared, I really didn’t know what to expect ...

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Learn from my Mistakes: Hong Kong Arrival Survival Tips

Time is passing by so quickly here in Hong Kong; I’m worried that my time in Hong Kong will be ending soon. I’ve been here for almost a month, but there’s no end to everything I can explore. I arrived on a Thursday, bright and early at 5am. Unfortunately, I could only check into my ...

Heather in Rennes: Bon Appétit II

Dinner in France In my previous post, I said I believed that French people put a lot of emphasis on the quality of their food, and perhaps it’s for this reason that they like to spend a long time enjoying it. Dinner with my host family can last up to a few hours, which I ...

Heather in Rennes: Bon Appétit I

When my host parents asked me about differences between food in France and food in the U.S., the first thing I said was that everything in France seemed to taste fresher. It could’ve been that I still had the taste of plane food in my mouth, but I honestly feel that people in France put ...

Exploring Mannheim’s Quirks

Now that I’ve been here for a couple weeks and am slowly beginning to feel like a local in this peculiar little city, I wanted to discuss the beauty of this place. On my arrival, I was constantly greeted with Mannheim’s infamous motto, “Leben. Im Quadrat.” Which literally translates to, “Life. Squared.” Despite its bluntness, ...

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OMG The Americans!

Your first day of school is always a little stressful. You have to make sure you bring a couple of pens, your laptop charger, a notebook and maybe your textbook. You wonder about the temperature in the classroom, if your professors will be cool or boring, and what the workload will be. However, when you’re ...

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F.U.N At HKUST

Being involved on campus helps you to stay active and meet new people. Even though I am only here for a semester, they encourage all exchange students to join clubs and organizations for a semester to get a glimpse of what student life is like at HKUST. There are so many clubs that exchange students ...

The World Together at Clarke Quay

Fall season is just round the corner and I’m sure that the trees on Drexel’s campus are getting ready switching to yellow. NTU trees, on the opposite point of the globe, are a little too boastful and refuse to change color no matter what time of the year it is. There are no seasons in ...

Heather in Rennes: Famille d’Accueil

While our orientation in Paris was wonderful, I think everyone in my program would agree that by the last day, we were ready to go home and meet our host families, or familles d’accueils. The rooms at the hostel in Paris were small and un-airconditioned, and some people were sharing rooms with up to eight ...

Adventure at Grampians

On Sunday, the other Drexel/Collarts students and I, along with four other friends we’ve made, took a three-hour drive to Grampians National Park and, well, we were blown away. First of all, we are very lucky to have gotten a car for free (yes: FREE) because of a friend who has a friend who works ...