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Seoul Searching: A Reflection

Coming into this experience, I was more nervous than excited.  I wondered, was this the right time?  Why did I want to go this year? Maybe I should wait another year.  I had fear of missing out on the life I felt like I was just starting to really nurture in Philadelphia. But, I am ...

The Mindset of Making Friends

In a previous post regarding first impressions of Seoul and Hanyang University, I expressed how it finally dawned on me that I am here in a foreign country by myself, without knowing anyone.  I spent the first few days before classes by myself, navigating through campus, trying my best to stay dry.  Like the rain, ...

Weekend Trip to the Dam

So let’s just get right down to it, we all know the major appeal to study abroad don’t we? SCHOOL. Obviously, and if you say differently then you are not a goal setting, well-rounded, studious pupil… ANYWAYS the second-best reason is easily the endless travel opportunities that you have when on exchange! As you may ...

Last Days in York

You know the saying, “All good things come to an end.” Perfect way to describe the end of a study abroad. The end kind of hit me like a ton of bricks. I always knew that the horrendous day where I would have to say goodbye to my floormates was inevitable, but I am talking ...

Heather in Rennes: Université Rennes 2

Just like at Drexel, the classes at my university in France start a little late, towards the end of September. The university that I attend is called Université Rennes 2 (Rennes 2 for short). It is the liberal arts school in Rennes, whereas Université Rennes 1 is the STEM-focused school, and is located on a ...