Tag: study abroad

The Potato In Your Throat

As my brother once said before I left for Denmark, “I heard Danish is hard, but bear claws are soft.” My limited knowledge of the language stems mostly from Duolingo during my commute to co-op, but I didn’t know how true my sibling’s sassy joke was until I arrived in Denmark. It’s not learning the ...

A Cabin Trip of Environmental Proportions

Every major at my host university, DTU, has its own set of events each year. For example, some of my kitchen mates went on a school-operated, weekend trip to the countryside with the rest of the students in their semester and major as a “class-wide” bonding activity. My major is no exception: at the end ...

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ESCARGOT ANYONE?

Yes, escargot, that is exactly what I said. I promised myself I would never, ever, digest a snail; after all,  they are slimy and not something most Americans view as a delicacy. However, they say when in Paris do as the Parisians! One of the most amazing things about Europe is the ease of travel ...

Yamas, to Independent Traveling!

At this point in my travels, I was headed to Greece by myself for a week. My biggest concern was that it would be hard to meet other people to hang out and explore the country with, and that I would get bored of doing so on my own. Much to my surprise, traveling on ...

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They’ve Got Spirit, Yes they do

  Just the other day I took the time to look at my calendar and count the weeks I had left in London. I’m halfway through my adventure and time is flying by too fast. I feel like there is so much more to see and do before I leave; more traveling, try new foods, ...

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Drexel Passport Day

Attend Study Abroad 101 session Apply for study abroad through Drexel Apply for study abroad through CIEE Submit personal statement Submit letters of recommendation Get course approvals Obtain Passport Obtain long-stay visa Purchase plane ticket The list continues. There are a lot of parts involved in applying and preparing for a study abroad experience, and ...

A New Appreciation For Potatoes

Every autumn, students in Denmark go on a one-week holiday for Kartoffel-Ferien (pronounced something like “kartahfull-fia”), or “Potato Holiday” in Danish. In the past, this was to allow children and young adults to return home from their studies to help their families harvest potatoes (a staple of many Danish dishes), as well as prepare the ...

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Camden Market

Camden Market is a must see place in London. It is a central location where tourists and Londoners come to shop, dance, enjoy a drink, and hang out. This market was unlike anything I have ever seen before. Once again, Camden Market, like all the other hidden gems in London had its own unique vibe. ...

A Murderous Wink

“Are you…Cameron?” The student in the red “Buddy” shirt, turned around and smiled. “Yeah, you can call me Cam. Are you in my group?” The buddy responded in a Turkish accent. I nodded. “I’m Lindsay.” “Nice! We’re about to start introductions. Hop in the circle!” I joined the rest of the students in my buddy ...

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 ...