Drexel University’s campus was a world away from what I was accustomed to at NTU. The historic architecture and urban setting of Drexel’s campus created a unique blend of charm and energy. The historic buildings, adorned with ivy-covered walls, exuded a sense of history. Walking through the streets surrounding the campus, I was captivated by the vibrant arts scene, the buzzing coffee shops, and the lively atmosphere. It was an invigorating change from the serene, modern design of NTU’s campus, where the lush greenery and contemporary architecture provided a tranquil backdrop for studying and reflection.
The student life at Drexel University was nothing short of exhilarating. The campus is teeming with student organizations, clubs, and events catering to a wide range of interests. This is pretty similar to the student life back in NTU so it was nice to see that connecting with like-minded individuals, forming friendships, and pursuing your passions is something that is universal amongst students from both universities.
While we do have dorms at NTU, they are slightly different from those here in Drexel. Most of us have a strong attachment to our hall identity and we do have inter-hall competitions throughout the year, be it for sports, dance, or recreational games. From my experience, participating in events hosted by my hall is the most effective way to connect with people and it certainly is easier to make friends when they are just a room away.
Regardless of which university I am studying at, I probably frequent the libraries the most since I find that libraries are more often than not the most favourable place to get work done. The atmosphere of libraries just puts me in the right headspace to be productive and I am glad to say that Drexel’s library did have the same effect on me. Drexel’s Hagerty Library serves as the main library on campus, offering an impressive collection of books, journals, and digital resources. The library also provides dedicated study spaces, computer labs, and group study rooms, ensuring that students have a conducive environment for research and study. I think a neat feature that we don’t have back in NTU’s campus is the pantry in the library. While I understand that the library is the last place people are allowed to eat in, having a snack or a warm drink while studying is something that is very welcomed in my books. Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed exploring Drexel’s campus and am looking forward to seeing more of what Drexel has to offer.