My American, Mexican, Muslim Year in Austin, Texas (Yeeeeehaw!)

By Queen Mary English student and Turing Scheme grant recipient, Mariyah Sawati Am I the same Brit I was when I boarded my flight from London Heathrow, unsure and afraid, waving goodbye to my family, tears streaming down my face, solemnly carrying my Stitch plush in my arms? Not one bit! Let me elaborate…. This … Continue reading My American, Mexican, Muslim Year in Austin, Texas (Yeeeeehaw!)

Getting to know the Valencian community through fiestas and day trips.

Katrina Fuller is a third year Modern Languages student (studying French and Spanish), and this year she has been working as an English Language Assistant in Castellón, in the Valencian Community, Spain. Enjoy reading about some of the Turing Scheme grant recipient's favourite fiestas and places she has visited during her time in Spain thanks … Continue reading Getting to know the Valencian community through fiestas and day trips.

Engaging in multiple cultures when studying abroad in the US…

Queen Mary History student and Turing Scheme grant recipient Harry Stafford is currently studying abroad at the University of California, San Diego. Harry looks at how the Turing Scheme has supported engagement with, and understanding of cultures beyond what one might initially imagine from studying abroad in the US... Throughout my time in San Diego, … Continue reading Engaging in multiple cultures when studying abroad in the US…

A lot can change in two weeks: Xiaodan Ning, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics.

I have been in London for about two weeks now. My first time overseas, I came here with a mix of much anxiety and excitement. I have to say that the first few days really disappointed me. My schoolmate and I spent a long time at border control, missing the last pick-up coach from Heathrow … Continue reading A lot can change in two weeks: Xiaodan Ning, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics.

Does Toxic Masculinity Exist in London? – Sierra DeAngelo

Recently, I spoke with several male friends studying in London, either full-time or with IFSA-Butler, to discuss how masculinity is interpreted and presented here, and how that differs from where they’re from. I was surprised to find so much overlap in their responses! Alex, who attends Pomona College in California but is studying at University … Continue reading Does Toxic Masculinity Exist in London? – Sierra DeAngelo