We have another guest post this week! Xuning Zhang is an IEDP student, originally from Beijing, who completed her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt last year. Xuning is interested in early childhood development. If you are a regular reader of the IEDP blog, you’ll know how close our cohort is. Not only do we take classes together, we also explore restaurants, go to on-campus events, and … Continue reading Guest Post: Life Outside IEDP
Told you that you wouldn’t have to wait a month for the next post! For the next installation of How to Find Your Dream Home – IEDP Edition, I got some help from some of my cohort, and we’re sharing our own experiences finding a place to live. Me – Five-bedroom house in West Philly; used Craigslist I found an open room in a house … Continue reading Finding Housing in Philly (Part 2): Home Sweet Home
I definitely owe you guys a blog…Things have been a little more hectic and crazy this semester than last. Last semester there seemed to be more of an easing-in period with classes, and this semester that has definitely not been the case. Not to mention the additional stress of internship placements and (for some of us) preparing for our presentations at the CIES annual conference … Continue reading Finding Housing in Philly (Part 1): Know Your Neighborhoods
I’ve been posting a lot about my experience in grad school (understandable), but not so much on my experience in Philadelphia. Moving from NYC, I wasn’t sure what I would think about Philly, but now I’ve come to see that Penn’s location in the heart of the city is just one more thing that makes the school so great. For one thing, the city is … Continue reading A Grad Student’s Guide to Philly
Theoretically, looking at my class schedule, I have loads of free time. I mean, ending by 4 PM? No class on Fridays? For those of us coming from a 9-5 (or more likely, a 9 – who knows how long) job, one of your first thoughts as a grad student might be “how will I fill all those empty hours?” Well, it would be very … Continue reading What Does a Grad Student Do All Day?
Once again, Ania opened her lovely house for us to enjoy another delectable meal, this time with breakfast, savory foods, and mimosas. Just like Friendsgiving, we had a plethora of food and even better company. I must say, we’ve got a lot of great cooks in the program; more potlucks are definitely in order! We finished the get together with a uber-cometitive game of Taboo, … Continue reading IEDP Brunch!