Category: Fall 2021

Welcome to the University of Mannheim!

University of Mannheim, just across the street! August 30 It’s finally Welcome Week at the University of Mannheim! I have been looking forward to this week, where I can meet students from all parts of the world- and it’s all online. It’s definitely going to be more difficult to meet other students this way, but ...

The Story Begins…

August 24 “Mom, you asked me that seven times already! Of course I have everything!” I reply and in full stress. I was prepared for the day I finally go to Germany. I’ve always wanted to visit ever since I was in middle school, or what it is sometimes called here, ‘Hauptschule.’ I thought my ...

Highlights of my Semester Abroad

As I reflect back on my semester abroad, there are a few key moments that really stand out to me and I know they will stick with me for the rest of my life. I want to use this final blog post as an opportunity for me to reflect back on everything that has happened ...

Last Week in Rome

This blog post will be about how I spent my last week in Rome, from December 8th to the 15th. I packed a lot into this last week and it felt great to finish off my semester abroad in this way. December 8th My friends (under the leadership of my roommate Lydia) threw me a ...

The Dublin Food Scene & Other Stories from Ireland

These last couple of blog posts are long overdue. I flew back to the US on December 15th but I stayed really busy in my last couple of weeks abroad, with both school and trying to squeeze in some last traveling. In the first week of December, I took a trip to Ireland with two ...

Until Next Time, My Love xx

Before September 2019, I had no plans of ever studying abroad during my time at Drexel. I enjoyed living in my bubble of comfort and taking minimal risks. But more importantly, I genuinely didn’t believe I had the bravery or courage to leave behind everything I knew to “start a new life” for a term. ...

The Grass Really Is Greener on the Other Side

One of the main perks of choosing the University of Bristol is the city’s immediate access to multiple transport and travel options. I’ve been able to travel by bus and train to other countries within the UK with ease to see everything each city has to offer. Several weeks ago, I took my first international ...

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A trip to Helsingør

Although Denmark is a small country compared to the US, it is very rich in culture and history. Recently, I was able to make a trip to Helsingør. This is a port in Eastern Denmark and on the other side of the water is Helsingborg Sweden which is only 30 minutes away by ship. Now ...

My Many Adventures in Bristol

One of the teacher’s unions at the University of Bristol was on strike last week and most of my classes were canceled, so I decided to use that time to explore parts of Bristol and just get lost in the city. I didn’t have much of a game plan for each morning, but the campus ...

Hiking Adventures in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is known for its hikes because there are very tall hills and peaks with amazing views. The two hikes I have been on while in Hong Kong are Victoria Peak and Sunset Peak. Victoria Peak is a well-known peak for tourists because it is the highest hill on Hong Kong Island. There are ...