Category: Summer 2019

Completing my London Bucket List

As my term at London is soon to come to an end, I find myself rushing to complete my bucket list of things to do in this amazing city.  I went to the famous Tate Modern (a modern and contemporary art museum). Honestly, I have never been a fan of modern art but this museum ...

Experiencing the Best of Museums in London

London is famous for their many (and I cannot emphasize this enough), many museums. Museums here are generally free. As someone who has done their co-op at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, I have greatly come to appreciate museums. I was especially excited to check out the Natural History Museum in London, as it ...

Reflecting On Cork

Now that I have come to the end of my study abroad experience, I can honestly reflect on how great of an opportunity I truly had. Although studying abroad for a month may not necessarily come with benefits such as more time to travel to different countries, it provided opportunities for people in different ways. ...

The Inevitable Ending

It’s midnight. I leave today; in 6 short hours I will be in a taxi, the city of Montpellier a mere blur outside my window. With final projects and final papers, I didn’t get a chance to think about this ending, about leaving. This has been arguably the fastest five weeks of my life. It ...

The Adventure that is Jerusalem

Despite having a plethora of excursions through AMIDEAST to amazing places like Ajloun, Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerash, Mt.Nebo, etc. Students (18+) in the program are lucky because they have the ability and freedom to plan their own trips as long as they are not under restriction or unsafe. As soon as I heard this I ...

Packing for Weekend Excursions

During the Cork Writing Workshop study abroad program there will be small weekend trips. Due to the program only being a month long, I highly recommend these weekend excursions as they can fulfill both the desire to travel while studying abroad and to engage and learn about different parts of the culture in which you ...

In Awe with Jordanian Cuisine: The “Must-Trys”.

Jordanian food is the best food that I’ve had in my life. Growing up around Mediterranean food, I realized that the cuisine in Jordan perfectly aligned with my taste buds. Although Jordanian cuisine is much different from the Greek & Italian food I grew up with, it had very similar elements and also very different ...

Escaping Busy London

My favorite thing to do in London is go to the many various parks spread throughout the city. There are eight royal parks located in London. Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, Green Park, Regent’s Park and St James’s Park are the largest parks located in central London. Since London can be quite busy at times, ...

Tips for Traveling in an Unfamiliar Group

1. Express your interests and extend invitations for others to join you on exploring these interests Music taste- festivals, concerts, and smaller venues are constantly showcasing big names that you and your group may be interested in, or local talents you’ve never heard of. In London, jazz bands are constantly playing at restaurants and bars, ...

How to Remember Your Study Abroad

Starting today, Monday, July 29th, it is my last week in Cork and I can honestly say that the time went by faster than I ever expected it would. The last weeks of any school year or study abroad are usually rough because it requires a balance of schoolwork/homework and socializing with other people. Although ...