Tag: study abroad

York Reflection

So here it is. My final day in the UK. As I sit here in terminal five at Heathrow Airport, I can’t shake the fact that I am actually leaving. This semester will truthfully go down as the or one of the best semesters of my college career. In middle school I talked to one ...

London Wrap Up

Well, it came and went so quickly. Three months just did not feel like enough time in London. If I could stay for longer I would in a heartbeat, but the Drexel quarter system is waiting for me to come back and do spring term. Studying abroad in London had its ups and downs like ...

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 ...

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 ...

60 Degrees and Sunny, a Weekend Away in Malta

During my study abroad experience I’ve been lucky enough to take some of my weekends to travel around Europe. So far I’ve been able to experience a great mix of what Europe has to offer. I’ve found myself in city life in Amsterdam, in the skiing world of the French Alps and most recently the ...

The City of York: First Impression

In a previous blog, I mentioned that it took me a little too long to get off campus and go explore the city center. As eager as I was to go explore, I was very nervous. Public transport is not something I would necessarily call a “friend” of mine… That, my friends, is another story ...

York Uni: First Impression

If you plan on doing your study abroad at York, DO IT! I have only been here for a little over two weeks now and I have already considered transferring schools. I only joke! They don’t have my major… Anyways, since I have only been here two weeks I wanted to share my first impressions ...

My First “Football” Match

So, me and a group of four Brits head to their favorite pub in the middle of York for some meals and a few drinks to energize us for the excitement of the big game ahead. Well… not “big” I guess. More like… I mean… alright I can’t lie to you, they stink. York City ...