Holiday Season

Starting from the middle of November, London has entered the holiday season with lights and decorations on the streets. In my Austria Today class, we had an interesting conversation about advent seasons in Austria, so I want to share what I learned about Austrian advent customs in this post. Austrian Christmas tradition begins with receiving the Advent…

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How to Cope with Homesick

This is my seventh year abroad, I don’t feel homesick as often as the first time when I left my country. I still miss home sometimes, especially during traditional Chinese holidays. However, after all these years, I have learned multiple ways to deal with homesickness. My first coping method: Eat food Food can bring so much pleasure…

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Adopting to UK life: Queen Mary tips

This is my fourth week in London. I have gained a good knowledge of Queen Mary University of London Mile End campus and its surroundings over the past three weeks. In this blog, I will write some useful tips for you about how I prepare for classes and where I shop for groceries. Class Preparation There was a campus…

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Pre-departure–Queen Mary University of London

My flight is about seven hours away. I am currently sitting on the floor of my room thinking back to my past experience. Study abroad is not a big deal for me because study in the United States is already abroad to me. I had been to the United States for 6 years, and these years…

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