Heather in Rennes: the French Dis-Connection

The first things I saw when I got to the Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris were a McDonalds and a Starbucks. After the sleepless eight hour plane ride, I didn’t know whether I felt comforted by the familiarity or disappointed by it. A classmate and I had arrived together. We were both doing CIEE’s ...

Stepping Into Your New Life

Armed with my passport in one hand, all of my important documents in the other hand, and an entire bag of Smartfood Popcorn in my stomach, I nervously stepped onto the Lufthansa flight that would whisk me away from Philadelphia, and fly me straight to Frankfurt International Airport in Germany. All week long I was ...

The Greatness of the Good Times

It feels entirely surreal that I am in Melbourne, Australia right now. My first few days here have been a blur that has me concerned: will this entire experience go too fast and pass before my eyes? This is something that I have every time I step off the plane in a new city or ...

Nǐ hǎo! Neih hou! Hello!

Nǐ hǎo! Neih hou! Hello from Hong Kong! My name is Meghan Pierce and I am a junior at Drexel University studying Electrical Engineering. For my Fall Term, I am studying abroad at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) for 4 months. I am extremely excited to be here and cannot wait ...

#stuDUYabroad: first impression of Seoul

Though this isn’t my first trip abroad, I have to say that this was the most stressful and difficult one in term of preparation. The entire process of applying to Seoul National University, including class registration and dorm application, was a mess. But that would be a whole different post. Saying bye to my little ...

See You Later

“A mind that is stretched new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Hello, hello everyone…it’s time to get in my feeling about how amazing this experience has been. But before I do so let’s talk a little about the Drexel in Paris + London program from a ...

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The End is Here

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela Hello hello, everyone and welcome back. Today marks the last day of the Drexel Paris + London program and it is a bittersweet feeling to think that the end has arrived. I have had such an amazing time ...

A Final Goodbye

And so, I begin my final post with a quote; “Courage is grace under pressure.” -Ernest Hemingway. My last day in London was spent exploring the final bits I had wanted to see. As I try to stuff all of my souvenirs into a broken suitcase, it hits me: I just finished two months of ...

Battle of the Dual-City Program

As I come to the end of my study abroad experience, I would just like to reflect on the experiences I’ve had over the past two months. I cannot believe I survived two months in two different countries! This experience has been incredible and I can’t thank my parents enough for making this possible. Madrid ...

British Food Culture

“Cupcakes are muffins that believed in miracles” -anonymous I have to talk about the food here in London mostly because that’s really the only thing I paid attention to and I took a course dedicated entirely to British food so I feel like I should share the wealth of knowledge. So the dorms are located ...