Folktales, Ayran, and Heidelberg

September 13 In a forest, there were two animals who were best friends, a crow and a deer. They trusted each other and did everything together. But one day…a wolf came to the forest and asked the deer to be its friend. The deer, of course, agreed to be the wolf’s friend. The crow warned ...

Stories, Milk, and Bells

September 6 Wake up, wake up, wake up! It’s the first day of class! I begin the day walking to Netto which is stationed conveniently outside my building. After purchasing a few ingredients for a breakfast sandwich and some butter cookies/shortbread (Butterkekse) to enjoy while I work and study! Today’s class is all about myths, ...

Welcome to the University of Mannheim!

University of Mannheim, just across the street! August 30 It’s finally Welcome Week at the University of Mannheim! I have been looking forward to this week, where I can meet students from all parts of the world- and it’s all online. It’s definitely going to be more difficult to meet other students this way, but ...

The Story Begins…

August 24 “Mom, you asked me that seven times already! Of course I have everything!” I reply and in full stress. I was prepared for the day I finally go to Germany. I’ve always wanted to visit ever since I was in middle school, or what it is sometimes called here, ‘Hauptschule.’ I thought my ...

Last Week in Rome

This blog post will be about how I spent my last week in Rome, from December 8th to the 15th. I packed a lot into this last week and it felt great to finish off my semester abroad in this way. December 8th My friends (under the leadership of my roommate Lydia) threw me a ...

The Dublin Food Scene & Other Stories from Ireland

These last couple of blog posts are long overdue. I flew back to the US on December 15th but I stayed really busy in my last couple of weeks abroad, with both school and trying to squeeze in some last traveling. In the first week of December, I took a trip to Ireland with two ...

Until Next Time, My Love xx

Before September 2019, I had no plans of ever studying abroad during my time at Drexel. I enjoyed living in my bubble of comfort and taking minimal risks. But more importantly, I genuinely didn’t believe I had the bravery or courage to leave behind everything I knew to “start a new life” for a term. ...

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Shopping Is My Cardio

Saturday was our final day out in London, as most students had a flight to catch the next morning to head home for the Holidays. Being that each day throughout the week was packed with exciting tours and museum visits, our professors gave us the day on Saturday to figure out what we wanted to ...

Rare Type and a Fleet of Jellyfish

On Thursday me and my peers had yet another unique chance to experience old typography, and the past ways of printing. In the morning we made our way to the St. Bride Foundation Institute, which houses some of the world’s rarest type specimens, including original samples of fonts that we know and love today. We ...

Hogwarts and Very Old Books

On Tuesday, me and my peers had the once in a lifetime chance to see some extremely old books. Courtesy of the University of Reading, we were able to view books from the 18th and 19th century. These books contained original typographic forms from these years, leading us to understand how they evolved and developed ...