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El Ultimo Viaje: La Lucha Sin Fin

This past weekend, ICDS coordinated our last program trip together with the Sustainable Development and Social Justice students. We visited Finca la Lucha, a community where Jose Figueres Ferrer- more commonly called Don Pepe by the people of Costa Rica- used to live and work. He was the president who famously abolished the Costa Rican ...

Consider Studying Abroad

This article was originally posted here by student Elizabeth Le. As an incoming freshman, I was very excited to learn that studying abroad would be a viable goal to achieve at some point in my career at Drexel. I was not well-traveled coming into college, which made me all the more passionate about getting to ...

¡Pura Vida! ICDS in Costa Rica

¡Buenas! Today marks day 8/90 of my time here in San Jose, Costa Rica. In the last week, I met my host family and settled into our home in Sabanilla, attended the program orientation, visited some of Cartago’s famous (dormant) volcanoes, spent a day in downtown San Jose, and started our courses this past Monday. ...

Highlights of my Semester Abroad

As I reflect back on my semester abroad, there are a few key moments that really stand out to me and I know they will stick with me for the rest of my life. I want to use this final blog post as an opportunity for me to reflect back on everything that has happened ...

Touch Down In London

Hello from London! On Friday, December 10th, I made my way to the Philadelphia International Airport for my very first study abroad program with Drexel University. I couldn’t be more excited to have a week in this beautiful city with my classmates and professors. To do a quick introduction of myself: My name is Juliana ...

Bristol Tips and Tricks

Now that I’ve been at the University of Bristol for a full month, I’ve had plenty of time to settle in and find my way around. I’d like to share tips and tricks for those who want to study abroad in Bristol, those who were recently accepted, or for anyone who wants to read about ...

Roaming Around Rome

This weekend my friends and I decided to stay in Rome and do some things around here. On Friday, we went to see the new Dune movie that recently came out in theaters. It hasn’t come out in the US yet so it almost feels like we had early access. The movie theater was pretty ...

7.5 Hours in London

This past Sunday, I booked a last minute bus ticket to London to meet up with two of my friends from Drexel, who were studying abroad in Scotland and Denmark. When planning the trip I found that traveling by coach bus was significantly cheaper than taking the train. While the train ride may have been ...

Frascati Wine Tour

This past Friday I had the opportunity to go on a wine tour and tasting that was organized by my marketing for travel and tourism professor. We took a bus out of Rome and drove an hour south to Frescati where we toured Cantina Imperatori. This is a privately owned vineyard and olive orchard that ...

There Are Fruit Trees Everywhere!!

I spent the lockdown summer of 2020 working on a 55 acre farm as a farm hand. During that time, I fell in love with being surrounded by beautiful, vibrant and fruitful produce plants 24/7. When I thought about moving to Rome, I was ready to put aside my love for natural foliage and adjust ...