“I found myself meeting students from every corner of the world…”

Queen Mary Politics with a Year Abroad student, and Turing Scheme grant recipient Yash Dadhwal, reflects on a year abroad spent hiking, beaching and studying, all within the hustle & bustle of Hong Kong. My life after being accepted for an exchange programme suddenly became very fast-paced and frantic. Amongst feelings of anxiousness and excitement … Continue reading “I found myself meeting students from every corner of the world…”

A Year Studying Abroad at the University of California Irvine

Queen Mary English with a Year Abroad student, and Turing Scheme grant recipient, Tom Brierly reviews a year of studying abroad at UC Irvine... Never did I think I would get the opportunity to come to the United States of America, let alone California. One of the main reasons I chose to study at UC … Continue reading A Year Studying Abroad at the University of California Irvine

A weekend away from the Big Smoke…getting to know other parts of the UK.

Will Estony is currently studying abroad with us through IFSA from Trinity College of Connecticut. When I (Jess of the Global Opportunities team) first met Will, after letting him know the pride I have for being from the best city in the North (disclaimer: this is personal bias and not exactly what we'd call a … Continue reading A weekend away from the Big Smoke…getting to know other parts of the UK.

Yes… you can solo travel too! Alexis Buncich, Columbia University (Sep-Dec 2019)

As a young woman whose biggest travel leap of faith has been across the pond, I was anxious about taking a trip all by myself.  But whenever friends couldn’t make it and Barcelona called, I decided to just go for it! Here are a few things I learned so you don’t have to. Learn the … Continue reading Yes… you can solo travel too! Alexis Buncich, Columbia University (Sep-Dec 2019)

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