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Geoffrey Heyday Memorial Scholarship for London Study

The Geoffrey Heyday Memorial Scholarship for London Study is an endowment that provided scholarship awards for MU students who have distinguished themselves both academically and in terms of demonstrating leadership on and off the MU campus, and who have demonstrated financial need.

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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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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The music culture in Camden

The music culture in Camden

by Erin S. It’s been just a week since I arrived in the bustling city of London. I’ve started my courses and internship and feel like I’m finally getting my bearings. One of the main reasons for this is because I took a walking tour of my neighborhood over the weekend, which helped me realize […]

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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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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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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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USA and here to stay!

I’m back! It is true I have now been home in the States for a little over one full week. It is so crazy how fast time is moving right now. I really want it to slow down going into my senior year at Mizzou. Reverse culture shock. It is a real thing. While I […]

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Leaving London

“No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” — Samuel Johnson While this quote is extremely cheesy and may be a bit cliché, I must say Samuel Johnson was on to something. One can never be tired of London, […]

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Five new countries in four weeks

I don’t even know where to start when trying to explain how this month has been. It has been by far the best month of my life. Including being in London, I have been to six countries in the last month and it has been the most amazing experience. The first trip that I took […]

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