Tag: philadelphia

Homecoming: an athletic week

To be frank, when I first heard of homecoming at Drexel, I thought there will be some sort of prom/dance thing that we have to dress up for (yes, I know right?). I was mentally ready to do all the tedious dress hunting, turns out everything was not what I was expecting!  The homecoming week ...

My classes in Drexel and MLK day

It was officially the second week of classes, and so far, everything has been going great. I have finally recovered from my frustrating jet lag and got the energy to hit the gym for the first time at Drexel! My mood always gets better after a good sweat. One thing that I wanted to talk ...

To the other side of the world!

After a very long and somewhat tedious 22-hour flight, I finally arrived in Philadelphia on a cloudy and chilly Sunday. The first thing I did after landing was to check into Caneris Hall, which is where I will be staying in for the next 5 months. I was immediately greeted with smiles and hugs from ...

A Small Guide to Studying Abroad at Drexel University

Halfway into the quarter has brought with it mid-term exams and papers, in addition to the weekly dose of assignments, class works and readings. Having been here for a while now, I feel somewhat equipped to share some tips or guide for navigating the system at Drexel as a new [exchange] student. I must mention ...

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 ...

Fall Arrives in Philly

By my third week in Philly sunny skies were becoming more and more infrequent and there was definitely an emerging chill in the air. Leaves began to gather on the sidewalks as the first indication of Fall. The tail end of Storm Ian made me feel quite at home funnily enough. Weather this time of ...

Study Abroad in Philadelphia, USA

It has been roughly 2 weeks since I landed in the US; one week since arriving in Philadelphia, and a couple of my experiences so far have ushered me into some aspects of the US, or more specifically Philly’s, culture. One thing that I have noticed constantly in Philadelphia is the people. Philadelphia is quite ...

Adjusting Back to Life at Home

It’s been about two weeks since I’ve flown back to Philadelphia from my 10 weeks in Costa Rica. I had terrible flight anxiety before I left back in January, but on the way back I was much more relaxed. My suitcase was still in Miami when I finally landed in Philadelphia, but luckily the AA ...