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Nicholas Sukiennik: Paris, Part II

  Here I shall relate the events that occurred beginning on my third day in Paris as they happened. I woke up to a cloud and rainy Tuesday morning. I packed my things and left at about 8am. I entered the metro station. I had bought a day-pass the day before, but it had unexpectedly ...

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Nicholas Sukiennik: Paris, Part III

  I emerge from the underground station. The rain is falling harder than ever. I walk, or rather run, because I have no umbrella, to the entrance—that being the famous pyramid shaped structure I’m sure we can all imagine. I walk through a crowd of people, wondering why they are not going in. I see ...

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Nicholas Sukiennik: Germany Reflections and Paris: Part 1

  Classes are finally over, and I’ve had time to reflect on my experience here in Germany. It has been an experience full of learning—learning about science, language, and also myself. Each new experience is a lesson. Mistakes are made and learned from, and one bound to come out the other side a different person, ...

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Nicholas Sukiennik: End of Exams Update

  For those of you who regularly read my blog, you know I am frequently very philosophical and subjective in my topics and descriptions. However, today’s entry will be more of a narrative, to your pleasure or dismay (or neutrality). I began intensively studying about one week ago at this time. After receiving the results ...

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Nicholas Sukiennik: The Europe Effect

  Living in Europe is dangerous. No not in the way you might be thinking, like west-Philly at night dangerous, but dangerous because if you come, you may never want to leave. The first time I was in Europe, I was here for only two weeks. I flew from my last stop—Venice—to Bejing, where I ...

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Nicholas Sukiennik: Campus Activities

  While I haven’t been here long enough to integrate myself in all of the campus happenings (at least to the extent that I did at Drexel: WKDU, Sierra Club, Smart House, The Triangle, etc. etc.), I have partaken in several campus events that I will here share with you for a more comprehensive vicarious ...

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Nicholas Sukiennik: How to Make the Most of a Study Abroad Experience

  Below I have listed some of the most important guidelines to having an unforgettable experience abroad, according to my experiences. Rule #1: Learn the language. I’ve said it a thousand times before in previous blog entries, but learning a language is the single most valuable thing one can do in a foreign country. Not ...

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Nicholas Sukiennik: Courses in the Drexel Engineering Spring in Bochum Program

  Below I will discuss the structure of the courses being taken and the material offered therein. German: An introductory course in German is offered for the first six weeks of the program. It begins with the ultimate basics, things which, if I were going to Germany, I would have learned (and did learn) beforehand. ...

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Nicholas Sukiennik: Stereotypes vs. Reality

  The following entry addresses a subject which many would try their best to avoid at all costs as to prevent criticism or controversy, but one which I will willingly discuss openly and honestly: stereotypes. In the United States, we are inundated with diversity, and, therefore, strive to neutralize any distinguishing features of a foreign ...

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Nicholas Sukiennik: Engineering

I hope the title of this entry isn’t too misleading, but this will be more of an expository of my current thoughts on engineering (and, thereby, life itself) in the context of my current location: Germany. So it’s week six of my term abroad in Germany. I’m still going strong as a soulless robot and ...