“Culture Shock”

When people talk about culture shock there is often so much underlying fear. People are afraid of the unknown and afraid of being uncomfortable. When you travel nearly everything is new, things you don’t even think twice about are morphed and unidentifiable to you; this can be scary. To a certain extent, you must not ...

Inside Philly (part 2)

Hi there! The 7th week of study is coming to an end, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” vibes are slowly kicking in and here we are again with a new blog. This time I would love to extend my story about Philadelphia, where to go and what to see in this city. ...

A Day in the Life Balancing Study and Simple Pleasures

My life as an exchange student at Drexel University is a whirlwind of design courses, a personal internship, and the hustle of city living. Amidst the busyness, I’ve discovered the joy of embracing life’s simple moments. Join me as I take you through a typical day in my shoes, starting with an early morning commute. ...

Navigating Midterms, Halloween, and Cold Weather at Drexel

Life at Drexel University has been a whirlwind of excitement, mixed with a dash of intense academic challenges from the quarter system. As midterms, assignments and projects piled up, I found myself seeking moments of relaxation and adventure amidst the academic hustle. It is also surprisingly the halfway mark of my journey here and I ...

Benefits of studying at LeBow Business (not about Starbucks in the building)

Hi everyone! And welcome back to our weekly gathering. I still remember how official and bureaucratic last blog was and today I’m keeping my word by presenting you a new entertaining story from my Drexel College – LeBow Business. And as it stated in the title, it’s not going to be about the well-known coffee ...

5 Things to Pack and 5 Things to Ditch

The most important (and difficult) thing to think about when packing is what do I really need. If theres something you think you really need or you can’t live without for the duration of your stay but you can’t make space, there is always something you can remove because realistically you can, and will, buy ...

5 of the Best Dishes I’ve Tried in Italy

Ciao Drexel! Welcome to week 3 of me recounting my time studying abroad in Rome, Italy. The cuisine in Italy is something I was highly anticipating during my 4 month stay. I can safely say that I have not been disappointed in the slightest. It’s hard to narrow this list to only 5 favorites. During ...

5 Things to See When You Visit Madrid

Alexandra Goodin, ’25, is a Psychology major and Spanish minor studying at Nebrija University in Madrid this Fall 2023. Madrid is a city full of tourist attractions, hidden gems, and everything in between. Now that I’ve been here for almost two months, I feel as though I’ve gotten the opportunity to explore quite a bit ...

5 Most Frequently Asked Questions About University of Galway’s Exchange Program

1. When do I register for classes? This was my biggest concern when leaving for my exchange. The answer is that registration opens the morning of the first day of classes. This was quite the shock to me and definitely caused me a lot of stress, but don’t worry it all works out. The first ...

5 Things to Pack for Your Study Abroad in Ireland

I have been in Ireland for 2 months now and here are some items I recommend you bring with you when coming to Ireland. 1. Umbrella This might seem obvious given how Ireland is well known for its rainy weather, but leading up to my trip I was told not to bother with an umbrella ...