Getting Settled In

I arrived in Rome, Italy on Thursday August 26th and I feel as though the fact that I am studying abroad didn’t set in until several hours after I arrived. I am living the life that my past self dreamed about and that my somewhat recent past self was spending every moment preparing for. A ...

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My last week in London

This last week in London has gone by very quickly. We had some final projects and exams to finish up, our return COVID tests to schedule, packing up our rooms. Between the not so fun responsibilities, we managed to squeeze in some nice things before heading home. We celebrated Cate’s 21st birthday, which was obviously ...

London Recs

There was a lot of trial and error finding spots we liked and didn’t like. So here are some of my favorite restaurants/bars/areas, and one cocktail recommendation:  Recommendations near Metrogate and Foundation House:  Paul is a French café down the street from Foundation House. I would go there every morning before class. The beetroot sandwich ...

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Produce in Rome

I have been waiting for the past three and a half years for the opportunity to travel back to Italy with one thought on my mind: Produce. When I was in Italy in 2017, food was something that our trip revolved around. From gelato to focaccia to tomatoes to grapes, we wanted to try it ...

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First impression on Copenhagen, Denmark

I left the US on the 20th of August, the Friday at 11 pm. I had a transit in Lisbon, Portugal for a couple hours after which I got to the airport in Copenhagen, Denmark. The view I saw from my plane was amazing even in Lisbon. I arrived at 11 pm local time in ...

An Unprepared Vegan in Rome, Italy

Vegan in Italy… what an oxymoron! I know! Hi! My name is Morgan Tripi and I am a vegan culinary arts major. Studying abroad has always been a dream of mine and what better city than Rome to try and learn the ins and outs of the Italian culinary world. I plan to spend my ...

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Preparing to Spend 4 Months in Italy

I knew going into my freshman year at Drexel that I had an interest in studying abroad. Knowing this and little beyond that, I decided to attend a Study Abroad 101 session that was held during my fully online Welcome Week. During the presentation, one of the speakers mentioned a program in Rome that specifically ...

Southern Indian cuisine in Southall

For my Food, Culture and Society Class this week our professor took us to Southall, a predominantly South Asian neighborhood. Monisha Bharadwaj, a well known cook and author, is an expert in Indian cuisine, and she took us on a walking tour of the area.  Central London has countless Indian restaurants, which are mostly white-washed ...

Being damp is part of the British experience

This weekend I took a train out to Cambridge and spent the night at the home of a friend of my mother’s. She works in the art history department at Cambridge University, and I got a tour of the “campus,” which is more of a collection of buildings throughout the city. My host told me ...

Saying goodbye to new friends

The Drexel in London program at FIE also hosts students from Elon University and University of Florida. Upon arrival in London I thought I would really only be interacting with the small group of Drexel students, but I was pleasantly surprised to find I lived on a floor with all three universities.  Although the initial ...