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Living in London on a budget

Filed in Blog, Country, United Kingdom by on March 4, 2020

by Sam S. It’s almost two months into my study abroad experience and I have picked up on a few budgeting tips! I am used to having an income to help with my everyday expenses, but since I am in a new country and unable to work, I had to adjust a few things. The […]

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What they do not tell you about studying abroad

by Meghan A. The endless opportunities to travel is one of the reasons I wanted to study abroad. England was always my top choice when looking at programs. Since being here, I have felt a sort of frustration with the expectations I had going into my time abroad. When doing my research, I found that […]

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Top five places to travel to in the U.K. that aren’t London

Filed in Blog, Country, United Kingdom by on February 29, 2020
Top five places to travel to in the U.K. that aren’t London

by Emily S. London: one of the most talked about and desired places to visit in the world. When studying abroad in Europe, it might seem natural to make your first trip to the historical and influential cities given the proximity and opportunity presented through study abroad. However, the whole of the U.K. is littered […]

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Ash Wednesday in Manchester

Filed in Blog, Country, United Kingdom by on February 28, 2020

by Julien B. First arriving in Manchester, I was immediately struck by the eclectic architecture on almost every street, especially when in the heart of the university campus. There are sleek ultramodern buildings that look like big glass boxes, and are nestled between the soothing neo-Gothic structures which thrived here in the 19th century. To […]

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Food and the UK

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on February 10, 2020
Food and the UK

by Ethan A. One of the hardest aspects of studying abroad is the stress that often comes with being in a foreign place. As someone who struggles with anxiety, I took great care upon arriving in the U.K. this year to do what I could to manage these often burdensome feelings. Much of this comes […]

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Midwestern living in London

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on February 2, 2020
Midwestern living in London

by Sam S. It’s been three weeks since I left home to embark on the five month adventure that is studying abroad in London. Before coming to London I’d never left the U.S., and I barely ever left Missouri. Now here I am 4,000 miles away from home navigating the city on my own. I’d […]

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It was the best of times…

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on January 31, 2020

by Emily S. So, you want to study abroad, but you don’t know where to start? Here’s everything you need to know to plan your perfect study abroad trip. It’s already been three and a half weeks since I moved to the U.K., and the transition was anything but smooth. However, it could have been […]

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Meghan in Manchester

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on January 28, 2020
Meghan in Manchester

by Meghan A. When I originally thought about studying abroad in England, I did not grasp the major difference that would come into play. I knew accents would be hard to understand, but I thought I would be fine because I’ve watched a lot of British television. Boy was I wrong… I live in a […]

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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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