Category: Fall 2021

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Planning Weekend Trips

While studying abroad it is normal to take weekend trips to places nearby. Before coming here I had a list of places I wanted to go that was filled with both well known must see destinations like Venice and Florence and recommendations from family and friends. Many people I know have already taken trips to ...

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What I Ate this weekend in the Amalfi Coast

If I had to choose three words to describe this past weekend, I would choose chaotic, charming, and not-vegan-friendly. I knew that traveling around Italy was not going to be the easiest thing, but I definitely overestimated the amount of food options that I would have available to me. This is not to say that ...

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Week 1: Am I Already Late?

People tell you that it is very exciting to visit a new country- you get to travel around, meet people, etc. But I tell you, the initial emotions are more than that- sometimes it can be stressful, it can be overwhelming, intimidating, and a lot of other scary things. But I have been in London ...

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The Language of København( Pronunciated Cubenhaun)

Within 2 weeks in Copenhagen, I got to take in a lot of culture. The way people live, interact with each other, the food and the way people behave in general are very different and have a Nordic origin( you might know this culture as the Vikings). Today I will talk about the language that ...

5 Culture Shocks of Life in Italy

Although I’ve only been in Rome for a few weeks, I have noticed many differences in my experiences in Italy versus the United States. In this post I will talk about 5 culture shocks that have stood out to me. While most of these I was somewhat aware of going into my time abroad, they ...

Getting Settled In

I arrived in Rome, Italy on Thursday August 26th and I feel as though the fact that I am studying abroad didn’t set in until several hours after I arrived. I am living the life that my past self dreamed about and that my somewhat recent past self was spending every moment preparing for. A ...

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Produce in Rome

I have been waiting for the past three and a half years for the opportunity to travel back to Italy with one thought on my mind: Produce. When I was in Italy in 2017, food was something that our trip revolved around. From gelato to focaccia to tomatoes to grapes, we wanted to try it ...

An Unprepared Vegan in Rome, Italy

Vegan in Italy… what an oxymoron! I know! Hi! My name is Morgan Tripi and I am a vegan culinary arts major. Studying abroad has always been a dream of mine and what better city than Rome to try and learn the ins and outs of the Italian culinary world. I plan to spend my ...

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Preparing to Spend 4 Months in Italy

I knew going into my freshman year at Drexel that I had an interest in studying abroad. Knowing this and little beyond that, I decided to attend a Study Abroad 101 session that was held during my fully online Welcome Week. During the presentation, one of the speakers mentioned a program in Rome that specifically ...