Tag: study abroad

Florence on my Own

One of the biggest pieces of advice I was given before going abroad was to take a weekend to myself to explore my city and get to know my surroundings. Boy, was that the best advice I’d had. I have always been the type of person who loves to do things with other people. I ...

Bar-the-lona

I don’t know if you’ve heard the new song Barcelona by Ed Sheeran, but it describes the city in 3 minutes and 11 seconds. Unfortunately, our arrival to the city was less than welcoming but once we settled it was everything I could have wished for. When we got into Barcelona, we thought that our ...

Andiamo a Italia

I have been looking forward to posting this most because of the incredible adventures and memories that each city brought to me. Italy is probably one of the most diverse countries I’ve ever been in. We learned in our Italian Style class that each city has different types of people, different cultures, foods, and historic ...

Wanderl(o)st

Even though we’ve been in Florence for a couple of months, we have never been to Piazza Pitti. Piazza Pitti is a huge palace that used to be the summer home of the Medici family, and just so happens to be across the street from our school. It is also home to many famous scenes, ...

Ciao Roma

Day Two: Our day started bright and early because we wanted to make sure we got everything done that we wanted to see. We started by looking at all of the ruins on our way to the Colosseum. Since I’d already been to Rome, it was actually quite nice to explain a couple of things ...

Vineyards and Midterms in FLR

Our midterm week is much later than it would have been at Drexel, so we have been studying for our exams during week 6 and 7 of classes. This means going to a cafe and cranking out notes on our lectures and creating presentations to show our professors what we’ve learned. We had written tests ...

Fashion as Art

Our Italian professor took us to a jewelry shop this week which was more about art than actual pieces. The artistcreated these for events and each stood out magnificently. For example, one was a beach made out of metals in a ring. The aesthetic brought together in the piece really showed how unique and different ...

Patrick in Paris: « Méthodologie de Sciences Po »

Bonjour à tous ! As per the tags and my previous posts, you may know that the name of the school I am studying abroad at is “Sciences Po,” which is short for “l’Institut d’études politiques de Paris,” or in English, “the Paris Institute of Political Studies” (which is quite a mouthful and why everyone ...

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Patrick in Paris: L’administration

Bonjour à tous. As I mentioned in my previous post, I have had a number of administrative issues. The purpose of this post is to provide anyone who is planning on coming to France for an extended period of time an overview of how things work here, while providing some anecdotal comic relief (Spoiler Alert: ...

Studying Abroad or Eating Abroad?

This first week was our first full week in Florence. We had orientation every day and learned about living in Florence the hard way. By this I mean your true study abroad experience will not begin for a good month into your time in your host country. Every day of these first few weeks were filled ...