Tag: Study Abroad Tips

Spooky Season in Australia: A shocking realization.

So for as long as I can remember, Halloween has been one of my favorite events of the year. Wearing costumes, eating candy, watching hocus-pocus, what’s not to love? Hence, you can imagine my shock when I heard Australians DO NOT celebrate halloween. Every Australian I asked told me that it had just started to ...

Keeping Up with Sydney

Being such a busy city, there is always something to do in Sydney. The trick is more about finding them and making sure you don’t miss them. Whether you are into pop-up markets, food festivals, or themed parties, there is definitely something for you in Sydney. During my time in this amazing city, I’ve gotten ...

Abroad on a Student Budget:

So before coming to Australia, I had heard that Sydney was an expensive city. I didn’t realize how true this actually  was until I checked my bank account three weeks into enjoying the city life. Since an Australian dollar is equivalent to .74 US dollars it is kind of hard to imagine the conversion on ...

Sydney Starter Pack

After months of extensive research, which entails following every Australian Instagram account possible, and a complete day of travelling, I have finally made it to the land of Vegemite, Tim Tams, and the Hemsworth family. I’ve only been in Sydney for a few weeks,  but it is already starting to feel like a second home. ...

Exchange Friends Vs. Local Friends

Like I have mentioned before, I have been on two exchange programs. One to Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the other at The University of York in York, United Kingdom. Just by their location alone, I am sure you can just imagine the vast differences between the two of the exchanges! One of the ...

Things I Wish I Knew

Study abroad has taught me more about life, people, and myself than any classroom could ever do. That may be the cheesiest statement I have ever produced, but it really is true. I have seen some amazing things, done unforgettable stuff, and met some remarkable people. I have study abroad to thank for all of ...

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Drexel Passport Day

Attend Study Abroad 101 session Apply for study abroad through Drexel Apply for study abroad through CIEE Submit personal statement Submit letters of recommendation Get course approvals Obtain Passport Obtain long-stay visa Purchase plane ticket The list continues. There are a lot of parts involved in applying and preparing for a study abroad experience, and ...