Tag: classes

Reflection: My Study Abroad in the US

Sitting on my bed at midnight, I am reflecting on my time here at Drexel, and in the US generally. This year has been an interesting one for me, in many respects. I have had several opportunities that have helped me experience growth, learning and helped me become – my study abroad at Drexel being ...

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 ...

March Towards Midterms

With two weeks of classes down I was fast approaching my first set of exams. I’m used to the Irish system in which your entire grade rests on your final exams of each semester. Therefore, smaller “bite-sized” exams or quizzes were a welcome change of pace. That is not to say that I find one ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Not Enough Time

It feels like just last week that I had nearly 4 months to spend in Italy and do everything I wanted to do. The time went by so quickly. I now have less than 40 days left here and there is so much that I still want to do. I have more trips planned that ...

On Saturday….we have classes!

I woke up in sheer horror this past Saturday morning to a text from one of my classmates in my French class stating that our French class was half way through. It was 12 noon, I had just woken up, recovering from the long week of assessments and sleepless nights I endured during the week, ...

Reflection on My Time Abroad in Florence

My time studying in Florence, Italy, has been truly incredible, and I have seen and experienced so much, not only in Italy but in countries across Europe. I could not have hoped for or imagined a better semester. Although it is difficult to say in words all the things that I learned, I think it ...

Quizzes, Assignments, and Projects, Oh My!

So far, my time here in Australia has been nothing short of amazing. However, the semester is almost half way done which means deadlines and exams are slowly approaching. For the past few weekends, I’ve had the opportunity to do small weekend trips around the area to places like Byron Bay, the Blue Mountains, and ...