Category: Term Abroad

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Federico Mosconi: Finding a Place to Live (Part 1)

So you’ve decided to study abroad. All the paper work is done and now it’s a matter of counting down the days, but in fact the work has just begun. Once getting accepted into the program there are many steps you need to complete to ensure a positive study abroad experience. One of the most ...

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Alexander Smith: Mannheim: Course Registration & Online Portals

  Guten abend! I am writing this blog post from the TGV train (train a grande vitesse) probably traveling at close to 300km/h on my way to Paris, France for the weekend. However, the focus of this post will be sort of a continuation of the confusing procedures at the university of mannheim, this time ...

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Greta Jusyte: Paris

Last weekend, I was able to travel to Paris. I’ve wanted to go to Paris ever since I first started studying French when I was 14 and it felt surreal. The city is absolutely magnificent and it is impossible to see it all in two days. I plan on coming back many times and exploring ...

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Benjamin Saff: Friends and Traveling

Benjamin Saff Friends It’s hard to believe I’ve only been here for one month. I have been able to experience so much already in such a short time. I’ve made many new friends not only in our Drexel group but local Germans as well as other international students. And each person I meet contributes a ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Active Democracy in Scotland

The independence referendum of Scotland proved to be very uneventful as Scotland voted by a slim margin to stay with the United Kingdom. Today was a very gloomy day for Scotland. Although the day was very gloomy in the actual sense, with rain all day long, it was very gloomy in the other sense. People ...

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Niacka Carty: A Bit of Everything in Madrid

The professor for my Spanish language course shared with the class that there are currently over six million people in Madrid. Furthermore, it is said that Spain has the highest rate of immigration in the world second to the United States. This was shocking information. Upon hearing this information, I immediately expected Spain to resemble ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Scottish Referendum

Today is the day. Today is the day that Scotland has been waiting for centuries to happen. Scots are voting this evening, if thy haven not already, for or against independence from the United Kingdom. The country has been keeping the referendum campaign very short and simple. Citizens are either voting YES or NO. Dozens ...

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Niacka Carty: First Official Week of Class

Today completes my first official week at Comillas. I did not think attending a university in a different country would have many, striking differences. Department heads at Comillas seem to bear the most power. Professors do not write the class syllabus. It seems that they are only tasked with enforcing the syllabus and lecturing. One ...

Alexis Pozonsky: Bienvenidos a la Pura Vida!

And thus starts my Costa Rican journey! I arrived at the San Jose airport late Sunday night, but to my dismay, my checked bag didn’t arrive with me.. I was told it got left behind at the Atlanta airport and would be delivered to my host family’s home the next day. Unfortunately, however, I did ...

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Greta Jusyte: Exploring the City

The city of Reims is small, but beautiful. I like the fact that I can walk everywhere, but also have the option of taking a bus. There is also a tramway that goes through the center of the city. The city is filled with parks, beautiful buildings, and champagne houses. The city feels completely safe ...