I have to admit, I did not truly believe I would ever make it to America. It was only once thewheels hit the tarmac at Dulles International Airport and as we entered through the customshall, covered in the star-spangled banner, that it truly sank in. I was finally here. In the deep dark midst of … Continue reading “Life continues, just with a vaccine, test, and mask.” History student Eleanor shows us a glimpse of life studying abroad at George Washington University in Washington D.C.
Like most people before their year abroad I was nervous. For me, the main worries concerned whether I’d make any friends and whether I’d be able to have fun in a place that was so different to home. My primary concern was whether I could find friends among people I thought would be so different … Continue reading A Year in Istanbul at Koç University. Reflections from Harvey Jones, History & Politics student at Queen Mary.
I’d never considered living in China before (in my naïve brain a vast and homogenous country of pandas and communism, where all my worldly goods are produced), and if not for the scholarship I will briefly write about in this post, I think I would never have had the chance or the means. In my … Continue reading 三天打鱼两天晒网 – Daniel Halford
"I have lived and studied abroad almost my entire life, yet going to Hong Kong was a new adventure for me" When I left London to start my exchange semester in Hong Kong I had no idea that it would so quickly become my favourite place in the world, nor that it would be so … Continue reading A semester abroad from studies abroad – Natasha Peters
More times than not, I pride myself with having the memory of an elephant. On this particular occasion, I really wished I didn’t. “I remember it as if it were yesterday” is a saying that couldn’t apply more accurately than in this particular instance. I remember having talked with a friend that very day about … Continue reading My Election – Malina Mindrutescu
The most exciting things about Halloween in Britain is the return of Starbucks’ PSL and the turn of weather that makes binge-watching Netflix an acceptable pastime. Even as a child, I remember sitting at home with my family, curtains pulled tight, as we watched films like Bewitched and the Halloweentown series. I believe I went … Continue reading American Celebrations vs British Celebrations: Halloween – by Charlotte
Having been in Boston for nearly a month and a half now, and having gotten used to all the moving around, since I have been living abroad since age 16, I must say that the American college experience has been one of the most enjoyable ones so far. Studying in a typical American college campus, … Continue reading US Presidential Elections: An exchange student’s perspective – by Malina
Hi, my name is Tran! I’m a second year Mechanical Engineering student at Queen Mary University who took part in the Sichuan Summer School 2016. This is a photo of me on the Summer school. This was the first day of the summer school so it was great getting to know everyone. On the first … Continue reading My photo Diary of Sichuan – by Bao Tran Nguyen
"The summer school programme has been such an enriching experience...I would recommend it to anyone wishing to undertake it." Day One - Shanghai City Tour The first day, after arrival from the airport, I was slightly jet-lagged, but managed to take in the scenes of Shanghai as the pick up car drove by. It felt like … Continue reading ECUPL Summer School- by Stanley Chew
I have started to settle in to UPenn and have been enjoying my experience so far. On arriving to Penn, I was in awe as to how beautiful the campus is. It is everything and more than I imagined it would be. Straight away, there was a huge buzz and excitement around the whole campus … Continue reading Arriving at UPenn – by Fahima
Fahima is taking part in the International Exchange Programme and will be visiting University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States, Academic Year 2016/17
Mary Scott is our QMUL Study Abroad Vlogger. She has been filming her time at QMUL, as well as her adventures around London and trips further afield! Special thanks goes out to all of Mary Scott's friends who have willingly become her co-stars! Mary Scott is from Davidson College, North Carolina and studied abroad in … Continue reading Vlogs and Videos