Tag: travel

Walking in Royal Footsteps

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life” – Samuel Johnson I’ve only been here for almost 2 weeks and I already feel as though I have been here for much longer. After adjusting and settling into my new home in Kensington, I have had a some time to explore the ...

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 ...

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Getting to the Airport is Hard

No doubt in my mind, getting to and from the airports in London is the hardest part of traveling. Being abroad in Europe you always hear about how easy it is to get from London to Europe, and that’s true, it is very easy once you get on the plane. But I have found that getting ...

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Reading Week in Chamonix

Just like at home in the States, the University students in the UK get a break in the middle of the semester. This break was reading week! Reading Week has an actual purpose of giving students a week to catch up on all of their reading and assignments, but for an international student like me, ...

Your Handy Dandy Guide to London

London is or is top three of one of the most iconic cities in the world. The centuries old history of Westminster, the hipster vibe of Camden, and the shopping center of Oxford Circus London simply has a little bit of something for everyone. I, myself, fell in love with this city the second I ...

Accessibility to Adventure

I knew when I signed up for study abroad that I was planning to travel. When else in your life will you have 4 months to explore Europe? While going to classes, of course. What I didn’t realize was how easy it really is to travel to a new city or country while living in ...

Fierce Pierce/Jones Take Hong Kong: Part 2

My family and friends were really excited for me to come to Hong Kong and experience the education system and culture here. My mom knew that since I was here for 4 months, my sister and her had to come to visit Hong Kong. My mom, Aunt Nique (Monique), my sister, Janelle, and my cousin, ...

Arigatō, Nihon!

Title Translation: Thank You, Japan! For the final few days of our visit to Japan, we did a lot of shopping for ourselves and family, eating new foods, exploring, and relaxing. The new Airbnb that we stayed in was right on Dotonbori Street and over looked the river. It was surprisingly really cheap for Ada, Jessica, ...

JAPAN!

Classes have finally finished at HKUST and it has been a wild, but fun ride at the school. I completely finished two classes and have two finals towards the end of December. For my Chinese class, my teacher was very happy that she got to teach us Mandarin and how far we have all come ...

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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 ...