Hello everyone! I’m Ceyda, I study Biological Sciences and completed a year abroad at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU). I must say, it has been one of the best highlights of my life so far and am very grateful to have had this opportunity through Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). It was an incredible … Continue reading Life at ‘Lion City’, Singapore!
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.
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)
Film and London have long had history. Like New York, LA,Paris and other major cities, hundreds of films have been shot on it’s streets.As a cinephile and aspiring filmmaker, one of my favourite things to do when I go to a major filming location city, is to find areas where they filmed my favourite movies. … Continue reading Putting on the Cinematic London Lens – Carri Case
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
Last autumn, I almost decided against studying abroad in London; I thought it was too expensive, I wouldn’t be able to work, I didn’t want to leave my boyfriend and friends, I wasn’t sure if it would affect my track to graduation. Quite simply, I was scared. Then my boyfriend asked me the most perfect … Continue reading Can I do solo travel if I have anxiety? – Deryn Susman
I am a very lucky person. Everything I have achieved, everywhere I have been and all the opportunities that have come my way are all the result of the hard work of my parents. I could not have asked for anything more from them. One thing which I credit them for however, is their insistence … Continue reading Travelling – Kyran Penny
I received a final copy of my transcript from Queen Mary this week, which prompted a bit of reflection of my academic time abroad. While it is very common for the emphasis on a semester abroad to be placed on travel, food and other priceless experiences, the time I spent in the classroom at … Continue reading “Studying” Abroad
Ever since I saw an image of the Blue Lagoon, located in Reykjavik, Iceland, I knew that it was a place that I had to visit at some point in my lifetime. When I came abroad, I hoped that a trip to Iceland would be in my travel itinerary, but wasn’t sure if other people … Continue reading Making the most of 24 hours in Iceland – by Carly Ann Noah
I wanted to study abroad ever since I was small. All these years I've been day-dreaming about it by looking at stunning photos of landscapes on the web and imagining myself visiting these places. The day finally came and it felt so unreal. I felt I wasn't ready for the six months away from home, … Continue reading Solo-Travelling – Cheng Hei Lam Samantha
“Reading Week” is designed as a time for students to get caught up with their studies and enjoy a little time off from academics. My friends and I decided to make the most of this free time and plan a trip to Spain! It was all of our first experiences with Spain and we wanted … Continue reading Reading Week in Spain – Carly Ann Noah
Week 7 of the spring semester at Queen Mary is reading week. Much as with last semester’s reading week, I decided to take advantage of my week without class to travel abroad. I chose to, once again, venture into the land of the French, except this time, I went to Switzerland: Geneva to be precise. … Continue reading Convening in Geneva – Miriam Frances Jaffe