Category: Fall 2017

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Jeju

안녕하세요 (Annyeong-haseyo)! This past week, my friend and I planned to visit South Korea! We would be visiting both Jeju and Seoul. The plan was to leave on Tuesday night and arrive the next morning in Seoul where we could explore for a few hours before catching our flight to Jeju. This did not happen ...

What I Wish I Knew Before Studying Abroad

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity of speaking with another Drexel student who was interested in studying at Mannheim. I was asked several questions about general life here, but I was also asked a specific question that I still have trouble answering to do this day: “What do you wish you knew ...

Conquering Dragon’s Back

Since my Hall likes to hold events so that the exchange students can be active on campus and within Hong Kong, I tend to go to a lot of them. Almost every week the hall has an event that we can all participate. Two weeks ago Youli and I participated in a Nintendo Switch Mario ...

DTU’s Social Culture

One of the many reasons why I love my host university, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), is that the Environmental Engineering Department and program are larger and more developed than what I’m used to back home. In Drexel’s defense, part of the reason why I feel this way is because, as an English-speaking and ...

Australia Votes Yes!

After a long and grueling campaign, this week we finally found out Australia’s stance on marriage equality—and the result was overwhelmingly positive. For me, it was hardly a surprise considering, from the very first moment I stepped into Melbourne, I saw the effort that the “yes” campaign was putting into this vote. Not only did ...

Heather in Rennes: Université Rennes 2

Just like at Drexel, the classes at my university in France start a little late, towards the end of September. The university that I attend is called Université Rennes 2 (Rennes 2 for short). It is the liberal arts school in Rennes, whereas Université Rennes 1 is the STEM-focused school, and is located on a ...

Heather in Rennes: Preliminary Language & Culture Course

Before coming to Rennes, one of my biggest fears was taking classes entirely in French. After all, I’d never taken more than four hours of French classes per week, and I was about to jump into a schedule where I could be taking four hours of french classes each day, not to mention speaking French ...

The Potato In Your Throat

As my brother once said before I left for Denmark, “I heard Danish is hard, but bear claws are soft.” My limited knowledge of the language stems mostly from Duolingo during my commute to co-op, but I didn’t know how true my sibling’s sassy joke was until I arrived in Denmark. It’s not learning the ...

Academic Structure of HKUST vs Drexel University

Over the past few weeks, I’ve learned of certain differences between Drexel and HKUST. They are things I took for granted at Drexel and I realize now that I quite miss it. I’ve been having midterms for a few weeks now, having taken my last midterm this past Monday. UST seems to have a much ...

Hanging Rock Adventure

One of the best hikes I’ve done so far in Australia is the one I did up on Hanging Rock. Hanging Rock is located in the middle of the state of Victoria and is a mamelon. A mamelon is a rock formation created by the eruption of thick lava through a narrow opening in the ...