Countdown to the Holiday Season

This week saw the last few days of warm weather before the inevitable cold at the tail end of Fall sets in. Although this might be a disappointment for most, I myself love the cold and cannot wait for those days where I can wrap myself up in hoodies and hats. Given my complexion Fall ...

NYC for the Weekend?

One of the perks of having an exchange program in Philadelphia is that it is very close to major US cities like New York, Washington DC, etc. Naturally, as someone who has limited time in the US, I had to visit these cities. So, last weekend, I took a day trip to NYC! New York ...

The Unforgettable Impact of Studying Abroad

Najifa Hussain, ’25, is a Management Information Systems major studying at the American University of Rome this Fall 2022. For as long as I can remember, I have always been extremely interested in studying abroad and finding a college with a great study abroad program was a huge priority of mine. Thankfully, Drexel had exactly ...

5 Best Iconic Hong Kong Foods I’ve Tried

In one of our last send-off seminars with Drexel’s study abroad advisors, we were asked what we were most anticipating in Hong Kong.  My answer, of course, was the food!  Hong Kong is famous for having some amazing and distinct cuisine.  You will come across most of these traditional foods being sold walking down any ...

5 Things to See When You Visit Rome

Najifa Hussain, ’25, is a Management Information Systems major studying at the American University of Rome this Fall 2022. After having had the opportunity to live in Rome for almost three months now, I think I can say that I have a solid list of must see places and especially restaurants that I can recommend ...

A Hong Kong Halloween

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays; I love the fall weather, the costumes, the movies, the haunted houses, and the overall spooky atmosphere.  I didn’t know if or how Halloween was celebrated in Hong Kong, as it is certainly more of a big deal in the US—we even dedicate a whole “Halloweekend” to it.  ...

World Series Week

Throughout this week my main priority was finding somewhere to watch the World Series. Of course I tended to my schoolwork and other duties as any responsible student would, but with the Phillies returning to Citizens Bank Park with a win under their belt, the dream of a World Series looked to be on the ...

An Italian in Philly: the challenges of being an exchange student

I’m writing this article as I’m sitting on the bus, admiring once again the skyline of Philadelphia, that will take me to New York for the second time this month. It’s probably not the most usual time to write about the challenges of being an exchange student, yet a part of me feels a bit ...

Culture Shocks: Germany to Philadelphia II

Continuing from my last blog post here, I will be mentioning a few more culture shocks I have had since moving from Germany to Philadelphia. More Expensive: The cost of living is relatively expensive, at least when compared to Germany, and probably Europe in general. The cost of goods and services, from anything between grocery ...

Bauhaus’s Field Trip

Can you believe that it’s mid-November already? Like, it was just like yesterday that I got to Bremen and started my exciting term. Now every corner and every store is full of Christmas decorations. They begin bringing the holiday spirit very early this year. I celebrated the end of October on a field trip with ...