Category: Term Abroad

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Benjamin Saff: First Days in Mannheim

Ben’s first day I arrived in Frankfurt Airport on a Sunday morning. It was a little past 6:00 am. I was feeling the jet-lag; while going through customs, observing all the German advertisements and hearing the din of local language around me, life felt truly surreal. My directions had been clear enough and I made ...

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Federico Mosconi: Introduction

Many of you reading this are going to study abroad or are at least interested by the idea. Before I get into the details of the study abroad experience and talking about what to expect I would like to introduce myself and my reasons why I decided to go abroad. I’m currently starting my sophomore ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Sounds of Edinburgh

The sounds of Edinburgh have been surprising and exciting so far. I stepped off the plane a week ago and have not yet heard any silence. The closest thing to silence I have experienced is my quiet moments sitting by the canal outside of my flat. Other than those rare, reflective moments by the water ...

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Greta Jusyte: Academics

Last week was my first official week as an exchange student at Sciences Po. The campus is extremely small and so is the student body. I feel like I’ve already met and recognize all of the students. The campus is currently under construction, so it seems as if I cannot escape the Drexel construction curse. ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Edinburgh Arrival

My first week in Edinburgh, Scotland was a shocking one. Of course, I was taken back initially by the overwhelming fact of being in another country for the first time. Because it was my first time anywhere outside of the Tri-State Area, I expected to be shocked no matter what, but I never expected Scotland ...

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Niacka Carty: Spain: A Religious Country?

Upon arriving in Spain, I was a bit nervous about attending a Catholic university. I pictured nuns roaming the school with yard sticks, ready to discipline students. I was although disappointed that I did not see nuns or fathers walking around the city. I was always interested in their attire, a long black cloak complimented ...

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Niacka Carty: My First Spanish Midday Meal

There are various cultural differences that I have noticed from being in Spain for only eleven days but “siestas” continually grab my attention. The word is used very often on and off-campus. Before coming to Spain, I was aware of the concept of a “siesta.” The term was introduced to me while studying Spanish at ...

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Greta Jusyte: La vie à Reims

Salut! Je m’appelle Greta! I am a third year Drexel Student, who is currently studying abroad at the Sciences Po Collège Universitaire Euro-Américain à Reims. This small Sciences Po campus is located in Reims, France, a small city, which is found approximately an hour from Paris. I arrived to Paris on August 27th via a ...

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Carl Huebner: Saying Goodbye to Deutschland

I have now been back in the states for about a week and it’s full of mixed feelings. There were a handful of things that I missed about being in America, but I certainly was not ready to leave Deutschland. It definitely would have been nice to have another 3 months there to make it ...

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Carl Huebner: The Beautiful City of Dresden.

At the end of my trip to München we decided to take a trip to the city of Dresden. Once again this was accessible with the 5 day rail pass I had purchased and I arrived there in 5 hours on Monday night. In my opinion, Dresden was one of the most underrated cities that ...