Category: Winter 2018

Ambition is Priceless

“Easy to dream a dream, though it’s harder to live it” – Wale I’ve been waiting for someone to pinch me. Maybe then I’d wake up from this dream. Did I really just move out of my apartment in Philadelphia, knowing that I’d probably never return to that home I loved on Preston Street? Did ...

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A vibrant intro to Hong Kong

Yes. Hong Kong might not be the safest place to travel to right now. Or at least that is what the media says. In fact, when I first arrived at Hong Kong Airport the situation looked quite grim. The airport express train that takes passengers to the city had been blocked down by the protesters. ...

Engaging in the International Classroom

Traveling for class is a foreign concept to us. Sure, we may walk a few minutes to class, or even commute to campus, but traveling to a place normally visited for leisure with the purpose of taking classes is different to me. Therefore, I feel as though it didn’t really set in that we are ...

My Favorites in London

As the end draws near, I’d like to reflect on my top five favorite places to go in London. Whether it be a restaurant or a park, I’d like to try and spend more time at these places within the last week of my stay. Here are some great places that you must add to ...

Lotte World Folk Museum!

When visiting Lotte World last week, we were pleasantly surprised with the variety of activities we could engage in that weren’t the common amusement park rides. As mentioned in my previous post, Lotte World is more than just an indoor amusement park; it has a ton of interesting things to experience such as an aquarium, ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Finals…and then going home.

So finals were very different as compared to what I’m used to. First of all, remember that I have said there are very little amounts of testing happening throughout the semester. I only had 1 midterm for each class and 1 final for each class. The final was worth around 70% of my class grade. ...

Welcome to The Wellcome Trust

As I have mentioned in several of my blogs, we have city excursions and museum visits built into our syllabi that correspond with our class subjects at the Foundation of International Education. In our Nursing Genetics class, we recently visited the Wellcome Trust museum, known as the Wellcome Collection. The Wellcome Trust is a biomedical ...