Julia Mathur, University of California, Merced (Sep-Dec 2019)

One of my favorite things to do is meet Londoners and tell them that I’ve never done *insert common Londoner thing*. They become a bit red in the face and take it upon themselves to personally see to it that I experience that thing. Before coming here, I had never been to Tesco, or had … Continue reading Julia Mathur, University of California, Merced (Sep-Dec 2019)

A Taste of Shoreditch – Stephanie Du, Scripps College (Sep-Dec 2019)

Shoreditch, located in East London, is a bustling hub filled with delicious food and stunning street art. If you’re not afraid of crowds, the best time to go is during the Sunday Market. But if you do make the trip, make sure you go on an empty stomach. Here are some places I tried and … Continue reading A Taste of Shoreditch – Stephanie Du, Scripps College (Sep-Dec 2019)

Why you should watch the royal wedding if you haven’t already – Shola Lee

The 19th of May was an unconscionably warm day ~seriously~ I didn’t just wear a sun hat to get into the wedding spirit, I needed it. I firmly believe that this was a pathetic fallacy, the sun-baked streets reflecting the excitement of the crowds parading outside Windsor. Not only did the wedding produce one of … Continue reading Why you should watch the royal wedding if you haven’t already – Shola Lee

Exploring Museums – Kelly (Sherrinford) Honegger

I’ve always been interested in the history of medicine and hospitals. My husband puts up with me starting dinner conversations with things like “did you know we fix cataracts pretty much the same way that ancient Egyptians did?” and “apparently they wouldn’t give women anaesthetics when they started using them in Europe, because they were … Continue reading Exploring Museums – Kelly (Sherrinford) Honegger

Embracing Discomfort: Studying the Arts in London as an East Asian – Unique Wenxuan Xue

“There will never be a place where I can fully belong.” This is what I wrote down on Facebook, right before the plane took off to London, the city where I would stay for the next six months. All kinds of anxieties started to upsurge into my body, and one of them is the fear … Continue reading Embracing Discomfort: Studying the Arts in London as an East Asian – Unique Wenxuan Xue

What’s It Like Being Queer in London? – Tessa Reading

What is the experience of being queer abroad like? It’s about understanding the nuances of your sexual identity and finding a community for yourself. This is what I learned from my friend Julianna, a junior from Wesleyan University studying at Queen Mary, University of London. In the busy coffee shop on Queen Mary’s campus we … Continue reading What’s It Like Being Queer in London? – Tessa Reading