All posts by Maya Hariharan

Hey there! I'm Maya. I'm a sophomore graphic design student at Drexel University and this summer I decided to study abroad! I'll be traveling to Spain and England to study for the summer. Join me on my adventures across the pond!

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 ...

It’s Always Tea Time

“Would you like an adventure now or shall we have tea first?” -Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland As I previously mentioned in another post, I LOVE TEA. I am not a coffee person whatsoever so tea is the only thing that will get me up in the morning and keep me sane throughout the day. ...

This Little Piggy Went to Market

Sundays may be for the boys but they’re also for the markets! There’s always a market ready for exploring in London. And the best part? Most of them are open during the week. I’ve visited some really great markets here that are worth exploring. Borough Market The first market we went to is the Borough ...

Cheers to the Weekend

Traveling between countries is a lot easier here in Europe and, at times, a lot cheaper. Studying abroad was not only a chance for me to get to learn in another country but it was also an opportunity for me be able to travel throughout Europe. This weekend we took an 8 hour bus ride ...

Learning from Across the Pond

Oh school. The reason I’m actually in London. I almost forgot about that. With all the traveling and sightseeing we do, it’s easy to forget that we’re in this new country to learn. Now Madrid was a breeze- go to Spanish class for a few hours then come back and go exploring. The schedule was ...

Just Touched Down in London Town

If you didn’t feel old before, just know the American Boy by Estelle will be 10 years old in 2018. Yeah. Anyways, I’ve “touched down in London town” and I’m beyond excited! I’ve been to London before so I’ve done all the touristy activities, not that I wouldn’t love to them again. My previous program (in ...

Adios Madrid, Good Day London!

It’s been real, Madrid. It’s the end of my four weeks here and I can’t say that I’m happy to leave. Saying goodbye to my teachers, my new friends, and the cheap cute clothes broke my heart a little bit. I wish I could spend more time in Madrid. I loved exploring the city and ...

Saved By The Bell, Vale?

“BUENOS DIA CHICOS Y CHICAS!” my teacher hollers as she enters the rooms. Another day, another class and yet I don’t mind sitting through 4 hours of Spanish. My teachers make class exciting and informative. I’ve always had trouble with grammar in Spanish so I thought this class was going to be hell. To my ...