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Rainy Weekend in Florence

This weekend was Halloween and we were all really excited what to see what a Florence Halloween would be like. It turns out that Italians do not really care for Halloween festivities and we had to make our own. Which pretty much included all my friends hanging out in one of our houses watching Halloween ...

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English vs. American Uni Fashion Trends: That is so fetch!

I have never really considered myself a fashionable dresser (I like to chuck it up to the fact that “trendy” clothing is not meant to be worn by anyone under five feet tall), but I have always been good at recognizing popular fashion trends in America, especially among my peers at university. American university fashion ...

Don’t be a Tourist, be an Explorer.

Once you have made your study schedule, plan out your explorations. If it’s your first time and you wish to do the tourists activities, go for it! Once you have them all covered, really explore the city like a local! One of best things I did was go on an afternoon tea. It was part ...

Living on a Budget

We all go into studying abroad having some knowledge that it will be expensive. It can be difficult to manage how much you are spending in USD in a different currency. It is also inevitable to avoid certain expenses, such as rent, groceries, and school books. However, there are ways to properly budget and save ...

Mind the Gap!

Here are some tips about the underground and everything else you need to know about getting around in London as well as three of my favorite markets in the city! They are a must go! FIE provides students with an oyster card and the rides are free. I didn’t know this in the beginning and ...

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Home Sweet Homesick

I have always considered myself an independent person, and consequently assumed that homesickness would never apply to me. I am in Europe traveling the world and (as my mother likes to remind me) taking classes, how could I possibly miss the Drexel shaft? Well, as I have learned the hard way, homesickness inevitably happens to ...

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Gelato Guide

When I told my friends back at Drexel that I was going to be studying abroad in Italy, they all just kept telling me how much I was going to love the gelato here. Back home I crave ice cream for pretty much every occasion and meal, so coming to Italy is kind of a ...