The Inside Scoop

“Every experience, good or bad, is a priceless collector’s item” –  Isaac Marion One of the biggest perks of having family abroad is that you have one of the best resources possible, their experience. Luckily for me, I have a decent amount of family here in London. While in Paris, I decided to interview my cousin, ...

Quick travel guide to Seoul! Part 2 (Home, Namsan Tower, and more)

Hey everyone, I’m back again with quick descriptions of some more locations in Seoul worth visiting! Wangsimri/Seongdang: If you’re a Hanyang student, this place is where you’ll be spending most of your time, mostly because this is where the university is located. As a Drexel exchange living and spending most of the time exploring this ...

Writing and a Zurich Journey

Another week of “fun” and long lab reports and an interesting trip to Zurich. I worked on a group lab report with my classmates involving the lab I mentioned in my earlier blog post titled “Exploration Beyond the Bubble”. Writing this report was an extremely time consuming process. I worked with two other classmates on ...

Nuremberg for a Weekend

For a weekend, I was debating between Stuttgart and Nuremberg. I chose Nuremberg because of Nuremberg Trials Courthouse and Nuremberg Castle. I left early Saturday morning and arrived around noon. I was struck by how pretty the city was literally as soon as I exited the main train station. My first stop was the Nuremberg ...

What Culture Shock?

“The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people.”-Unknown Culture shock is a term that describes a feeling someone encounters when introduced to a new culture, environment, or set of people. It was something that I anticipated since I heard that it was a common occurrence for students that study abroad. Being that ...

Quick travel guide to Seoul! Part 1 (Nightlife, cherry blossoms, and more)

I’m still suffering through finals so while I haven’t really traveled out of Seoul yet, here is a quick summary and list of some places in the capital that I recommend checking out! Sinchon: This area is most well known as a sort of university city. Ehwa Women’s University, Yonsei, Sogang, Hongik, Myongji, and so ...

Exploration Beyond the Bubble

My situation is much more relaxed now, especially regarding food. I have a stronger idea of what foods to eat everyday. Since my time is much more limited than if I had lived at home, I have focused on eating these three daily meals. First, I eat bread with marmalade, and tea in the morning ...

Studies + Travel = An Unforgettable Experience

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”– Saint Augustine Being that we are approaching week 5, I thought that it would be appropriate to finally talk about what it is like to actually study while studying abroad. First, here’s some background info. I am a nursing major, so ...

Missing Trains

Timeline: 4/6/2018 – 4/9/2018 After exiting the sky train my group ran into a couple problems when trying to arrive at the university. One thing that’s great about being a student at Ruhr University is that we have been given student train passes. These passes give us access to trains that connect all throughout different ...

A Lot More to Learn

The first week of school. Oh how I can remember the stress of studying for exams and doing homework. I began Monday worrying about how I would find the right amount of food to sustain me for the week. I cooked a potato and vegetable stew but I added a strong minty vegetable which really ...