Viktoria is a third year English and European Law LLB student at Queen Mary University of London, currently completing her year abroad at Université Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris 1 in France. Techno Music is a music genre which is known for electronic beats and songs without lyrics most of the time. Despite the fact that a broad … Continue reading Where to get your ‘Techno Music’ experience in Paris
By Lauriane Fons, final year Marketing & Management student at Queen Mary, who studied abroad at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy and who is one of our wonderful Global Opportunities Ambassadors! Don’t get me wrong, studying abroad can be pretty challenging on many levels (speaking from experience) and the application is the very first step … Continue reading Top tips for nailing your application process!
I arrived in London on September 18th, yet IISMA’s final announcement of successful scholarship awardees was on May 12th. Four months is not a short amount of time, so how have I been perceiving this long wait from receiving the good news to landing in London? To better understand how we got here, please allow … Continue reading My IISMA experience & preparing to depart for Queen Mary in retrospect
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!)
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.
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…
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.
Get to know the Global Opportunities Team and what has inspired us to travel the world and help students to do the same! We also find out why the GO Team love Queen Mary and their top picks to visit in East London. This week it's Chloe, our Global Opportunities Assistant! What’s your name and … Continue reading Getting to know: Chloe (Global Opportunities Assistant)
As a junior, it is expected that I will have an internship the summer before my senior year to prepare for life after college. However, I never anticipated I would be abroad when trying to apply for these jobs. I realized I would need to put in 10 times as much effort as I would … Continue reading Applying to Internships While Abroad – Isabel Lohr
Food. Live to eat or eat to live. No matter what your disposition food plays a crucial role in our day to day lives. When travelling abroad how you are going to eat and maintain a comfortable and familiar diet is a primary concern. At least it was for me. I consider myself fairly open … Continue reading Food in China – Holly Pickerell
They say the truest support we can offer those in need is not to take the burden from them, but to call out their best self so that they may be able to bear it: I was lucky enough to find such support within my first week of arriving in Spain. Your Year Abroad is … Continue reading Find Your Support – Tiffany Maria Christopher-Ward