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Hidden treasure of London

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on July 14, 2019
Hidden treasure of London

by Megan P. London is thriving with art flourishing from all parts of the city. The city is so inspiring for creative minds that long to leave a mark on the world. Some of the pieces are more easily seen than others, such as the intricate architecture portrayed on towering buildings scattered around the city. […]

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Don’t cry over lucky charms

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on June 28, 2019
Don’t cry over lucky charms

by Hope J. My first night in London, I cried. I had been looking forward to this experience of a lifetime for months and months, but my first night, I was sad. After some bad weather and travel complications, I had finally arrived in London late and without my luggage. I’d missed my scheduled car, […]

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Top 15 things to do in London

Top 15 things to do in London

by Erin S. 1. Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel 2. Catch a show on the West End. 3. Visit the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 4. Explore the free museums. 5. Sample different foods in Camden Market. 6. Take a picture in front of pastel houses in Notting Hill. 7. Visit the neon sign haven that is […]

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Running into old friends in new places

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on March 25, 2019
Running into old friends in new places

by Selma Z. When I was in high school I had this awesome friend (we’ll call her H) and she was the coolest person I ever knew. When she graduated high school, rather than going straight to college like every other person we, she took a gap year and went to England. I knew I […]

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From London, England, to Interlaken, Switzerland

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on March 25, 2019
From London, England, to Interlaken, Switzerland

by Zoey D. I’m a junior at Mizzou studying communication and fashion. I am fortunate enough to be spending my spring semester in London, England! I am living in a flat in Notting Hill and I’m loving every second of it. A few weeks ago I was able to fly to Interlaken, Switzerland, with a […]

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Hardest parts of living abroad

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on February 27, 2019
Hardest parts of living abroad

by Selma Z. So, I have finally hit my six-month mark of being abroad. And for the first time in a while, this country is starting to feel like home. The journey to this point has had its challenges and every day there is a new one that always comes up. Like not having enough […]

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How to manage money abroad

How to manage money abroad

by Erin S. As my work day comes to an end and my spring break starts tomorrow, I thought it would be a good time to write a piece about managing money while abroad. It can be tempting (and so easy) to spend money on anything that catches your eye when you’re abroad. It’s a […]

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My experience in Sweden

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on January 15, 2019
My experience in Sweden

by Selma Z. Over the weekend before the mad rush of exams, I went to Sweden. I wasn’t really there to visit any cities or go on any excursions. I went for one goal in mind, to meet my biological family for the first time. A little background about me. I was born in Sarajevo, […]

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Rocking with the Beatles in Liverpool

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on January 7, 2019
Rocking with the Beatles in Liverpool

by Selma Z. Liverpool is a vibrant town with ridiculously nice people and great music. A lot like Nashville in the U.S. Only a 40 minute train ride away from Manchester, Liverpool felt completely different. With different accents, different history and different types of people. That’s been the most surprising part about studying here – […]

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The magic of the Northern Quarter

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on December 13, 2018
The magic of the Northern Quarter

by Selma Z. For any college student, getting up at 7 a.m. to board a train on a rainy day doesn’t always sound like a great idea, but yesterday I did just that. About two hours north of Manchester, England there is this amazing place called the Lake District. With its rolling green hills and […]

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