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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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Maybe new food, good food

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on December 5, 2018
Maybe new food, good food

by Elaine P. I never thought I would run out of passport pages, but I am getting close. My travel has become a running joke in my accommodation. My English friends love to ask me “What country are you going to this weekend?” My response is then “Germany!” “Italy!” “Switzerland!” Never in my life did […]

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My trip to Amsterdam

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on November 29, 2018
My trip to Amsterdam

by Selma Z. If you ever look at post cards of Amsterdam and you think “I want to go there”, you should! It’s exactly like the post cards. People are ridiculously nice and the food is to die for. The best part though has to be the culture and history. It’s so rich in history! […]

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Top 10 things in London

Top 10 things in London

by Fatima J. 1. Take a picture with a red telephone booth. 2. Have a thali at Masala Zone 3. Buy flowers from Columbia Road Flowers Market. 4. Spot the London Eye. 5. Find the Redemption Wings in Shoreditch. 6. Develop an obsession for Korean food at Jihwaja. 7. Be fancy at Sketch tea room. […]

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Another version of StrengthsQuest?

by Chelsey H. In my internship seminar course in London, we were assigned to take an assessment similar to the infamous StrengthsQuest. I have never considered how my own personal attitudes and behaviors aligned with my current work placement and my future career goals until taking the self-assessment from the Cultural Analysis Toolkit. Not only […]

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An American’s guide to: London transportation

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on July 16, 2018
An American’s guide to: London transportation

by Alaina W. London’s public transportation is one of the greatest systems in the world. It keeps you from having to Uber to all of the best destinations (I’m looking at you, Paris) and it’s a part of immersing yourself in the culture as numerous people commute to and from work via the great Transport […]

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La vie en rose

by Fatima J. People often say living abroad changes you. I never really understood to full extent what that meant until my internship abroad this summer in London. Prior to coming to London, I was beyond excited to come here and get away from everything. I did not think about how much of an adjustment […]

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Day by day

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on July 2, 2018

by Alaina W. To be fair, I have never done an internship within the U.S. to be able to accurately compare it to my experiences within the United Kingdom. However, I expected to do a lot of the grunt work within my internship. I was also prepared for a more regimented schedule. My placement at […]

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