Category: Spring 2019

Directions to the Mona Lisa

After class on Thursday we hopped on the Eurostar to Paris. The Eurostar is a train line that runs through Europe, as the name implies. Luckily, the train leaves from King’s Cross Station, about a 25 minute tube ride from our home base. The Eurostar is a really great way to travel throughout Europe. It ...

It’s June Already?!

I can’t believe it’s already June! Do you know what that means? Yes, final papers are due, final presentations are coming up, and finals are quickly approaching! Time management is important during this time as you’ll find yourself having a paper due one day and an exam the next. If you aren’t able to manage ...

Fly to the Sky!

Looking for a beautiful view of Seoul? Korea has plenty of tower observatory decks where you and your friends, family, or significant other can relax and enjoy Seoul from a a different viewpoint. My recommendation landmark? N Seoul Tower in Myeongdong, also know as Namsan Tower! When visiting Myeongdong, I suggest making a small stop ...

Small Victories: Tackling the Recycling System

In the United States, people usually sort their trash in two separate bins– waste and recyclable. It’s something that people do instinctively and don’t really need too much direction to do. Even though some people don’t follow the instructions, (although they should) I’m pretty sure that they know about it. In elementary school, we were ...

Midterms Don’t Have To Be Miserable

It is that time of the quarter (for Drexel students, anyway) to take midterms. At the Foundation of International Education here in London, we follow a quarter system, as well. So, while you are freaking out about midterms over in Philadelphia, I am also freaking out about midterms here in London. Usually, for me anyways, ...

Welcome to the Sindang Neighborhood

If you guys don’t already know, I live in the Sindang area of Seoul, which I find to be quite diverse. Although I feel like I never see that many housing areas nearby, I always see a lot of people get off at the same train station. Maybe it’s because of what I’ve seen in ...

Last Stop, Barcelona!

The third and final stop on our Spring break trip was the capital of Spain, Barcelona! Barcelona was somewhere that I never really expected to go, but the flights fit very well when we were in the midst of planning our vacation. As I have said before in my blog posts, make sure to plan ...

So much food, so little time!

After the Korean War, street food vendors became popularized. It was a good and relatively cheap way for low-income bracket workers to find a steady job. With the amount of refugees and U.S troops during this time, they were able to serve many customers and made a noticeable impact to those of lower class. At ...

Swollen Feet in Santorini

After “Stuck in Mykonos,” our second destination for Spring break was Santorini, Greece. We docked about fourteen hours after we had originally planned and wobbled off the ferry, our sea-sick stomachs thankful to be on land. Surrounded by mountains on one side, and a volcano on the other, the reaction to Santorini’s beauty was instant ...

Gaming and PCBangs in Korea

If you play any of the popular games on PC, you’d know this already. Gaming culture in Korea is much more popular and socially accepted than the United States. New York Times has called gaming and esports in Korea a “national pastime”. It’s no wonder that they have been ranked at the top for several ...