Tag: culture

Heather in Rennes: Grève Consequences

As much as I enjoy living in Philadelphia, I have a love/hate relationship with its public transportation system. I love SEPTA, in that it gets me where I need to go, and I hate it in all other respects. It feels like everytime I try to use SEPTA, the buses are running late, or the ...

Heather in Rennes: Culture Shock

Before I left for France, I was required to go to an orientation at the university with the other study abroad students. Among other things, I was warned about culture shock, a sense of anxiety that can occur when someone is introduced to a new culture. We were informed of ways to prepare for this ...

Sendai, the City of Trees

After a 14-hour flight and a 16-hour delay at Incheon International at Seoul, South Korea, I had finally arrived to the city I will be calling home for the next year. Sendai, a city of nature, festivals, and great cow tongue (known as “gyutan”)! Arriving at Sendai International, the first thing I came to realize ...

Heather in Rennes: Bon Appétit II

Dinner in France In my previous post, I said I believed that French people put a lot of emphasis on the quality of their food, and perhaps it’s for this reason that they like to spend a long time enjoying it. Dinner with my host family can last up to a few hours, which I ...

Heather in Rennes: Bon Appétit I

When my host parents asked me about differences between food in France and food in the U.S., the first thing I said was that everything in France seemed to taste fresher. It could’ve been that I still had the taste of plane food in my mouth, but I honestly feel that people in France put ...

Heather in Rennes: Famille d’Accueil

While our orientation in Paris was wonderful, I think everyone in my program would agree that by the last day, we were ready to go home and meet our host families, or familles d’accueils. The rooms at the hostel in Paris were small and un-airconditioned, and some people were sharing rooms with up to eight ...

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 ...