All posts by Joélla Bangala

Hey, it's Joella here! A sophomore, Biology major using the summer quarter to explore the beautiful cities of Paris and London and all they entail. Thanks for reading about my adventures across the pond. xoxo. "When life gives you lemons, make grape juice. Then sit back and watch as the world wonders how you did it." -Anonymous

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 ...

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Stress Week

“Travel is the only thing you buy, that makes you richer.” – Unknown Hey guys and welcome back to my chan—I’m just kidding, welcome back to my adventures in London. The past couple days have been pretty stressful because I forgot that I had an assignment due today (Wednesday)💀for my History of Design class and ...

TGI(the)Weekend

“The city is ours.” – Big Time Rush Hello everyone and welcome back. The weekend is finally here😭(those are tears of joy). I’ve been waiting for it all week and it’s finally here which means I can finally sleep in peace or go out, tbh I’ll probably sleep. But before any decisions are made, I’ll ...

Wide Awake

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” – Oscar Wilde Hey everyone and good afternoon. I hope you’re all doing well, I’m doing great. I woke up this morning with a sense of peace after going to sleep at 5:49 am. You might be wondering why I was up ...

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It’s Tea Time

“It’s always tea time.” – Unknown Hello from London 🖐. I know a lot of people who drink coffee and I know a lot of people who drink tea and I like drinking both but, if I’m being completely honest, I’d rather drink tea. There are several different types of tea in the world but ...

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Syllabus Week

“You can’t buy happiness but you can buy food and that is pretty much the same thing.” – Unknown Hello everyone and greetings from London. After various twitter polls, I came to the conclusion that syllabus week is almost every college student’s favorite time of year. This week was my syllabus week and it was ...

Give it Away

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – William Shakespeare Good day everyone and greetings from London. This week marks the official beginning of my studies here in London after a weekend full of activities. As I mentioned in my previous blog, as part ...

Goodbye Paris

“I guess it goes to show that you just never know where life will take you. You search for answers. You wonder what it all means. You stumble, and you soar. And, if you’re lucky, you make it to Paris for a while.” – Amy Thomas, Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of ...

Hello London

“Let new adventures begin.” – Unknown Hello everyone and greetings from London! My adventures in Paris have finally come to a pause (not an end because one day I will be back) and though it was hard saying goodbye, I am happy to say hello to London and to start new adventures in the city ...