Home Sweet Home

Happy New Year! As of today, I have officially been home for 2 weeks. Quite honestly, it’s been a bit of a whirlwind seeing family and friends, celebrating the holidays, running around preparing for next semester, etcetera. I feel like I just got home yesterday and now I’m less than a week away from moving…

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I LEAVE TOMORROW??

Winding down now for the end of the semester. At this point, I’m just trying to fit in all of the things I wanted to do, but haven’t gotten around to yet. On December 10th, a friend and I went to The Breakfast Club, and yes, it is themed like the movie. The food is…

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Is it really almost over??

Well, this semester is slowly coming to a close… As of yesterday, I go home in only two weeks. This only recently hit me, along with the fact that there are a bunch of things that I haven’t done yet that I want to do before I leave, like seeing the Changing of the Guard…

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Truly becoming a global citizen

The rest of our tour of Italy was absolutely incredible, minus the mishap of almost getting off the train at the wrong station. Verona was beautiful, with cobblestone streets in one area and high-end shops in another.  Sadly, you cannot write letters and stick them on the wall of Juliet’s house anymore like in the…

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Beginning our tour of Italy!

The past two weeks have been more academic than entertaining for me. I had one of my first assignments due last week, which is weird since we are practically halfway through the term at this point. Coming into the program, the professors who gave speeches during orientation told us that the workload might be difficult…

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Living like locals

We decided to stay on campus the past few weekends. With traveling the first two, we were exhausted and needed to recharge. We also wanted to experience London and attempt to live like locals. On Tuesday (Oct. 11), a friend from the University of Pennsylvania, who is also studying abroad at Queen Mary, offered me…

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Non-stop traveling

The past 2 weeks since my last post have been incredible; filled with traveling, sightseeing, and practically no sleep.  The first weekend following my previous post, we went to Berlin and Munich, Germany.  Berlin was beautifully cultured, with remains of the Berlin Wall situated right outside our hostel. Other amazing structures, like the Reichstag Building,…

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Freshers Week to Central London

So I have officially been living in London for over a week now and it has been incredible, but definitely an adjustment. The jet lag itself was hard to overcome and took me a few days to completely get used to, but the culture shock was another story. Servers and store employees check up on…

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London – is this real?

After what feels like years of preparation, the time has finally come to leave the country for three whole months and experience life in England.  I feel like I have been waiting an eternity for this moment and could not be more excited.  Is it sad that before my plane has left the ground, I…

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