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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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My first time abroad!

My first time abroad!

by Chelsey H. I underestimated the cultural gap I would experience my first week in London. I never knew how common tea was in the workplace even though my advisers discussed it during orientation. “You have to make the tea just right,” they stressed. I think that scared everyone in the room. Every day I’m […]

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London, baby!

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on June 22, 2018
London, baby!

by Alaina W. I’m here to keep all you newcomers informed of my time abroad this summer. I will be spending my time at an internship with THEUNSEEN, which I cannot wait to start on Monday. If there’s anyone out there who happens across this that is also going to study abroad in London, England, […]

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Unintended language barrier

by Mary R. When preparing to study abroad in the United Kingdom, I was worried about the many adjustments I would have to make living in a foreign country, but I was comforted by the fact that I would be residing in a country where they spoke my first language. Having now been in Manchester […]

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