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Ellen

Ellen

Ellen is studying psychology, journalism, history and multicultural studies at MU. She spent the fall 2013 semester at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK.

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The study of people

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on December 26, 2013
The study of people

If there’s one thing that’s definite about any study abroad experience, it is that you will meet people. Lots and lots and lots of people! With different backgrounds and nationalities and life experiences, the people you meet are at the heart of study abroad.  Yes, personalities can clash (be mindful when traveling — everyone wants […]

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We’ll always have Paris

Filed in Blog, France, United Kingdom by on December 16, 2013
We’ll always have Paris

The last trip I took this semester was Paris with several of the good friends I made at UEA. We decided it would be nice to see Paris before Christmastime, a beautiful time to be in the city but decidedly less crowded than my previous September adventure. Two of my travel companions, Joe and Aaron, […]

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Magic is might

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on December 12, 2013
Magic is might

This post is for anyone that grew up with and still holds love for the magic of Harry Potter. My sister came to visit England during Thanksgiving break and we decided that would be worth our time and pounds to travel to Harry Potter Studios for part of the weekend we spent in London. It […]

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Budapest: A Locale Most Exotic

Filed in Blog, Hungary, United Kingdom by on December 12, 2013
Budapest: A Locale Most Exotic

Study abroad really should be labeled “travel abroad.” It is an incredible learning experience but, at least in my case, much of the learning comes from the adventures you take. Living in England is wonderful because it means jetting off to foreign countries takes only a couple of hours and a quick change of currency. […]

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My favorite place

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on November 14, 2013
My favorite place

Everyone seems to have that place that they most want to travel, usually somewhere very different from where they’re from and holding a kind of mysticism that can only be accessed upon actual cultural immersion. Mine has always been Scotland, and continues to be so even after having traveled there. As a child, I was […]

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The study abroad bubble

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on November 4, 2013
The study abroad bubble

I have been traveling and studying outside the U.S. for more than two months now and am beginning to fully realized just how important your surroundings can be in shaping your mentality. In the States, staying connected and in the know are very important, spending lots of time on the Internet is normal and accepted. […]

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Real living, England style

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on October 14, 2013
Real living, England style

After several weeks of nonstop travel throughout Europe I was feeling ready to be settled somewhere. Europe is beautiful and thrilling, but also very crowded and hectic at times. So finding myself in charming and welcoming Norwich was lovely. I arrived in the city several days before moving to the UEA campus, and moved into […]

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European pre-travels

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on October 4, 2013
European pre-travels

Taking in to account the fact that MU started class a full month before my study at UEA  in Norwich, I decided that would be prime time to do some real Euro travel before the actual academia began. I began making a list of the top European destinations I had always wanted to see and […]

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Wanderlust no more

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on September 16, 2013

It’s time for me to get away! At least, that’s the feeling I had upon deciding that study abroad was something I didn’t just want to do, but needed to do. Having grown up in Columbia and then spending three years of my undergraduate degree there as here, I’ve gotten accustomed to being that townie […]

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