Tag: academics

How has my abroad experience changed my thought about my academic and career path?

As Christmas and the holiday season approach, it’s a sign that my abroad experience is coming to an end. Four months in Germany have been filled with remarkable experiences, life skills, and friendships. Before getting into the season of finals and family gatherings, I decided to sit down and write down some thoughts about how ...

Progress update on learning German

Learning a new language has never been easy. It has a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to achieve the goal of being fluent like a native speaker. My entire childhood was dedicated to learning English, and it’s been a long journey with ups and downs. There have been times when I’ve wanted to give ...

A Day in the Life of a Jacobs University student in Bremen

I’m sitting on a train to Amsterdam, writing this week’s vlog. The weather is now very nice, sunny but still cold, and it’s finally that time of year when you start wearing coats, scarves, and beanies. While you reader may believe that I constantly travel, which is correct, I still spend a significant amount of ...

US vs. British Educational System. Which is Better?

Because I have been studying in the US for a couple years now, I’m used to the rhythm and pace back at Drexel. I already have an overall idea of how professors work, how they assign homework, how the grade papers, what is overall expected of me inside and outside of the classroom, among other ...

Day In the Life: Graphic Design Student in London

Starting around 8am, a typical class day in London for me typically starts off with a coffee or café drink of some kind. I’ve always tried my best to make some sort of breakfast, but I usually will just grab a pick me up from my favorite cafes. I usually go to Pret, which is ...

Day-in-the-Life: Summer School in Seoul

Jessica Jha, ’23, is a Data Science major studying at Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea during the Summer Quarter 2022. My first class begins at 9am, and luckily my accommodation is only a 2 minute walk to the train station. It takes about 30 minutes to get to campus and I have to take ...

Brick Lane: Multiculturalism & Street Art

For my British Life & Visual Media course, we often take field trips and guided tours to have a better grasp on British culture. For one of our classes sessions, we took a tour of Brick Lane which is a long street located in East London. Since the first time I went there I was ...

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The “Study” in Study Abroad

Something I haven’t written about since coming here is my classes and what it is like to actually study in another country. I am attending an American university where classes are taught in English and most of the students are from the US so my experiences learning here probably differ much less than other study ...