The End to a New Beginning

Returning to the United States from my semester abroad in London this past week, I have been recovering from jet lag and reflecting on my exciting semester abroad that has just concluded. Reflecting on the experience, I’ve spent the past week sharing photos with friends and family and preparing to travel to Winter Park, Florida,…

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An unforgettable experience

My adventures continue in London as I am currently studying the Canary Wharf area, the financial district of London. It is quite a beautiful area along the Thames River although, about a 30 minute Tube journey from the heart of London. Upscale hotels, restaurants, and shops flourish in the area where every building appears brand…

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The Adventure Continues

This week I explored the street art of in Shoreditch in the East End of London and Brick Lane known for Banglatown and Indian curry. I chanced on many cute fair trade coffee shops and a raw chocolate shop with products from Ghana. I also explored the Notting Hill, a district in Kensington where the…

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Finding Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

I have been delighted with my overall study abroad experience in London this spring, however, throughout my stay I have experienced both ups and downs. The novelty of taking public transportation, both the tubes and buses, has started to wear thin being no longer novel and exciting. I miss the luxury of being able to…

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The London Life

The longer I reside in London as my semester abroad slips away, the fonder I grow of the city.  As the spring flowers blossom, so do my friendships that I have begun here.  Mornings are consumed by my internship in Chelsea, and some of my afternoons attending class.  The remaining time affords opportunities to exercise,…

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Parlez-vous français?

This past weekend I explored Paris with friends I’ve made from Capa, the international education organization sponsoring my internship here in London.  Our activities included a boat trip, scenic touring by bicycle, and a walking tour of the city.  We were thrilled to view Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum and the Jeff Koons exhibit at the Pompidou Centre.  The…

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Exploring the UK

  Friday, January 23 Arriving in London one week ago, I’ve been keen to explore the city. I sustained several days of jet lag while acclimating to the local time zone. Rambling around while trying to investigate the Tube, selecting a phone plan, and sorting out my rooming situation were added challenges. An early highlight…

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Goodbye Winter Park, Hello London!

Preparing for my upcoming semester in London I find myself frantically getting myself together. Deciding what to pack and how much to pack are common thoughts that flow through my mind. I have 4 more days until I leave. I feel prepared however running last minute errands are undoubtedly stressful. I just returned from a…

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