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I’m now back in the States, and I feel like the past 6 months were a dream. I feel so fortunate to have been able to study abroad in one of the greatest cities in the world, and London really is my home now. When I wrote my first blog post, I talked about having…

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4 Weeks Out

As I return to campus for finals, I’ve realised how much time I have left. I’ll be leaving the UK in less than a month, and I cannot believe how time has flown. It really does feel like I’ve been gone for a week. London has become my second home, and I know I’ll miss…

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14 Weeks In

I’m currently on Easter holiday, and I’ve finally gotten out of London and explored England. Last week, I went to Brighton, Haywards Heath, Salisbury (where Stonehenge is), and Dorset. I saw a lot of the South, and the weather was absolutely perfect for it. It was sunny and warm all week (around 18-19 celsius), so…

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12 Weeks In

I’ve definitely missed some blogposts… Sorry about that! The past few weeks have been a whirlwind. My sister came and left, I’ve had essays upon essays, and the term finally came to a close. I say finally, but this semester really did fly by; three months is nothing! I’m grateful I spread my work out,…

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6 Weeks In

For the most part, the homesickness has subsided, partially because my sister is coming to visit next week. Generally, though, I’ve really started to see London as my home away from home. I’ve developed close friendships with my flatmates and have gotten to spend a lot of time with them. I’m planning to get out…

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4 Weeks In

Although I’ve settled here properly and continue to fall in love with London every day, I’ve found myself missing home a lot. I’m very close to my family, so being away from them has been rough. I speak to them every couple of days, but London and Orlando are two very different places. I can’t…

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2 Weeks In

It’s been nearly three weeks since the start of my semester at QMUL, and it has been amazing so far. The university courses are challenging but very intriguing, and I feel like I’m learning a lot here. Academics are mostly self-guided. Classes are only once a week, which is great because it gives me days…

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Adventure of a Lifetime

Hi, everyone! Huda here, Class of 2018. As I begin packing and preparing to leave for Queen Mary University of London, it’s starting to settle in that I’m actually leaving home for the first time and moving to a different continent. My preparation has led me to think about what my expectations are for the…

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