Back in the US

I have finally submitted my last assignment to Queen Mary, bringing my semester abroad to a definitive close. Being back home has been bittersweet. It was one of the best feelings to get back to my house and be reunited with my family, but at the same time I miss lots of the people I…

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Dec 1-Dec 16

My last two weeks in London we’re amazing, sad, stressful, nostalgic, and full of excitement. As I began to realize I would be leaving London soon, my initial reaction was happy anticipation. As much as I had grown to love London and Queen Mary, I was excited to finally be home where the weather was…

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Nov. 17-Dec. 1

The second half of November, just like the rest of my time spent here in London, flew by. My classes at Queen Mary began to get a little more serious as the first deadlines began to approach, but the coursework continued to be enjoyable. Socially, these past two weeks I’ve really gotten to know the…

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November, the election, and home

By far, the biggest event of these two weeks was the US presidential election. As a Hillary supporter the election results utterly shocked me and hovered over me like a cloud for many days after November 8th. However, I didn’t let my disappointment ruin the week after the election and the week before I gave…

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October Flew By!

This is yet another late blog post, which just goes to show how busy and captivating life can be in London. The last two weeks of October I’ve become much more familiar with London as a city and Queen Mary as a school. With regards to London, I feel that no matter how much time…

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Freshers Week and the First Week of Class

The date today is October 26th so I’ve obviously fallen behind on my blogposts. All I can say is my time spent here at QMUL has been a whirlwind of activities, classes, new places, and new people. Freshers week at QMUL is essentially an orientation week for the new freshmen students and I felt very…

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Pre-Departure in Retrospect

It has now been nearly two weeks since I arrived at QMUL and it has been nearly five weeks since arriving in Europe. Since I was unaware of the blog requirements I failed to complete a pre-departure blog. However, this unique situation allows me to reflect on how I felt before departing in retrospect. As…

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