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Jorgenson Scholars Abroad Fund

The Jorgenson Scholars Abroad Fund is an endowment that provides travel awards for MU students with financial need participating on the long-standing student exchange between the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, and MU. MU students study at the University of Manchester for a semester or academic year.

Greetings from Manchester

Greetings from Manchester

by Muhamedali K. My name is Muhamedali and I am studying abroad at the University of Manchester in the U.K. This will be the first of many blog posts from my time abroad, and, as it so happens, my first ever blog, so here goes nothing. I arrived here in Manchester on Thursday, Sept. 17, […]

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Backpacking through Europe

Backpacking through Europe

I have definitely been lucky in my experiences so far during study abroad. I have had an amazing time with so many wonderful people I have met along the way. However, the greatest experience I have had thus far would be a three and a half week backpacking trip throughout Europe. I went to so […]

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Finality

I did it. I survived five months in a foreign country halfway around the world and made it home safe and sound. Twelve countries, 22 flights, 12 train rides, lots of walking and countless bus rides took me on the most amazing journey of my life. While the last two days of travel and the process […]

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The end of an era

My last week in the UK has finally (or too quickly) arrived. In honor of my 159 days spent at the University of Manchester, I decided to use a few online quizzes to test my British-ness. How stereotypically English are you? I failed the first miserably. Even though I now own an English football shirt […]

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Manchester memories

Manchester memories

A brief walk down my Manchester memory lane.

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Oh say can you see…

I’m coming home!! Four short weeks, and I will be back in the homeland, America the beautiful, the Show-Me-State, good ole St. Lou, and I surprisingly couldn’t be more excited. Not that I’m not sad to be leaving the United Kingdom. My time here has been incredible and I’ve had so many opportunities to travel […]

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Czech it

Czech it

A look at my trip to Prague.

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The finals grind

Studying is never my first choice of activity when I wake up. But usually the anxiety of looming quizzes/tests/project is enough motivation to pack up the books and head to the library. Especially during exam time. But here in England, getting motivated is a real struggle.  The first reason is not knowing what to expect. […]

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Willkommen in Deutschland

Willkommen in Deutschland

A few photos from my trip to Berlin and Munich.

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Dolla’ dolla’ bill y’all (or $1.64 to be exact)

I’ve officially hit the 100 day mark of not being in the United States. Pretty crazy. I’ve hit the Euro Tour 2014 hard. I’ve had the chance to travel to six different countries in the past few months, and I have plans to see another three or four more. I’ve ridden small planes, big planes, […]

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