Category: Summer 2016

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THIRTEEN | Things to Do in London

12.08.2016 It’s not the first time I wrote this and it’s not the last time I will write this: living in London is expensive. After living here for about two weeks, we’ve learned a few things to work the system. 1) If you want to save money, go to the markets Whether it’s Camden Market ...

Dancing Dragons in London: Royal Romps

In between our academic adventures, we still made some time for tourist traditions this past weekend. On Sunday, we woke up bright and early to get a good viewing spot for the Changing of the Guards ceremony, which takes place in front of Buckingham Palace. Even though we left early, there was still already a ...

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TWELVE | Bus Adventurers

7.08.2016 We came to London with hopes of exploration. For £92, we did just that. Nine of us took a bus tour through Evans Evans Tour company on an early Sunday morning. Our first stop: Windsor Castle. This is one of the primary residence for the queen. Unfortunately for us, Queen Elizabeth is on holiday and so is ...

Dancing Dragons in London: The Borough and The Bolshoi

Our FIE classes both incorporate hands-on and experiential learning experiences that very much enhance the immersive feeling of being abroad. Our British Food and Culture class took a walking tour of Central London, leading us to Borough Market. The tour was led by Ann Jones, a London walking tour guide. She shared her knowledge of ...

Cheers: First week in London

It’s surreal to think that it took less than 2 hours for a new adventure to begin. Early in the morning on July 29th, all of the Drexel in Paris/London students coincidentally took the same train to our next destination, London. Once we checked into our new place we met our brand new roommates who were ...

Dancing Dragons in London: Bonjour Paris!

A few of us decided to take advantage of the fact that we are living in Europe and we could travel outside of the UK. On Sunday we flew to Paris for the day to see the major sites of this gorgeous and expansive city. We were fortunate to have our own personal tour guide- ...

Dancing Dragons in London: Culture and Aesthetics

This week brought us a rather stark change of pace. After six weeks of being so engaged in the creative process and intense dance classes, we sharply returned to sitting in lectures. For anyone, getting back into the swing of normal classes can be difficult after any break, but for us dancers it can be ...

ELEVEN | Living in London

4.08.2016 It’s been a struggle to adjust to London. Mostly in the physical sense. I’ve been battling this off and on sore throat – same goes for majority of the house. We suspect it’s from the change of weather. This past week has been seesawing between high sixties and mid-seventies with rain, clouds, and some ...

TEN | Home, Sweet Home, Again

29.07.2016 Here we are: 12 Manson Place, Kensington London. After checking in at our 24 hours reception desk, the Metrogate, we keyed in to our new home. We learned that there’s twelve of us living together in 12 Manson. I’m pretty excited about the mix: four of us are coming from Berlin and the other ...

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Allez Les Bleues: À Bientot Paris

These past four weeks have been the biggest whirlwind of my life. I can’t describe how much I’ve learned and how many incredible people I’ve met. It didn’t hit me until Monday when I realized that I had less than four days to enjoy Paris. In between final assignments and program field trips I fit in time ...