A Day in The Life | London CAPA

For this blog post I’m going to take you through my daily routine when I have classes on Mondays. These tend to be my busier days because its when I have more than one class and I’m not at my internship for the majority of my time. Every Monday morning I tend to get up…

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London Diary 1

I think that my identity from when we did the initial activities has changed slightly to my pre-departure process. I feel like I had traveled abroad previously for an extended period of time but after this summer I feel like I had a wider global perspective. I feel that my identity as an American is…

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Parting Thoughts from my time in London

It’s crazy to think that I said goodbye to my beautiful and cozy flat in Camden and my flatmates only a few weeks ago. Luckily, I haven’t quite said goodbye to London yet, as I am still here and waiting for my family to come before we travel around Europe. The city feels quite different as…

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Feeling at home in London

The last few months have been a whirlwind, with getting accustomed to life in London, but also from going on spring break. I believe I made the right decision in not planning many weekend trips in the beginning months of my stay, and I realized this after feeling homesick for London during my spring break. Over spring…

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My first month in London!

My first month in London has been filled with trying new things, adjusting to city life, and making new friends. Over the course of my first month, I have had a pretty packed schedule with starting classes, my internship, exploring London’s big sights, and traveling a bit. Living I live in a flat with 3…

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Return Reflection

After spending nearly four months in London, home feels a little bit different. Maybe because a part of me considers London to be home now. It’s amazing how quickly people adapt to change, isn’t it? Just a few months ago, I was nervous. I didn’t know how long it would take me to “get used”…

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London: A Tourist in Your New Home

It’s amazing how fast fifteen weeks can fly by. I wanted to see as many attractions, museums, and plays as I could during my time in London, so I made sure to research all of the “must see” things to do before arriving for my study abroad program. I knew that if I made a…

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Pre-Departure Blog to UK!

I have traveled a fair bit in my lifetime and have had the opportunity to visit places such as China, Madagascar, Canada, Morocco, and Italy, among a few. These experiences have greatly impacted my own identity as a global citizen and affected my understanding of the world I share with others. In addition, as a Chinese…

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Post-trip Reflection

  After re-reading my original post before studying abroad in London, I realize that I have changed my position slightly about the interplay between culture and my sense of identity, but I mostly agree  with what I wrote. For instance, I still agree that “the way one experiences another culture largely depends on how open…

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Identity: Revisited

As an American abroad, I do feel I stick out like a sore thumb. It’s something I’ve mentioned before, but the accent is a signal for strangers to ask “Where are you from?” They expect only two answers really, but I am fairly sure they already know I am American based on whatever behavior they…

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