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!)

SXSW: What Austin is all about 

Queen Mary Law with a Year Abroad student, Aleksandra Goluchowska, spent a year abroad at the University of Texas at Austin. Aleksandra reviews how the Turing Scheme's grant helped them to truly embrace all that Austin has to offer. Austin, Texas lives and breathes live music. Even upon landing, you’re greeted by painted guitar sculptures … Continue reading SXSW: What Austin is all about 

Queen Mary Politics & International Relations student and Turing Scheme grant recipient, Vicky Bedford, asks students what they wish they had known before studying abroad at UC Berkeley…

Work Obviously studying is a big part of the study abroad program and I thought Berkeley was so intimidating when I first started. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a really academic school and people here work really hard but there’s no reason to stress yourself out. The work here isn’t necessarily harder than at QM … Continue reading Queen Mary Politics & International Relations student and Turing Scheme grant recipient, Vicky Bedford, asks students what they wish they had known before studying abroad at UC Berkeley…

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…

“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.

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.

“An unlikely pair against all odds”. Studying abroad and how it resulted in a friendship for life…

As an English & Creative Writing student at Queen Mary, Caitlin had the wonderful opportunity to study abroad at one of our Ivy League partners, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Caitlin reflects on her study abroad journey and the biggest difference it made to her life. I’ve never been one to easily make friends. … Continue reading “An unlikely pair against all odds”. Studying abroad and how it resulted in a friendship for life…

Class, Coffee, and Cheers: Studying Abroad in London according to Jordan Lichtenheld from the University of Colorado, Boulder

For the Spring Semester of 2020, I made the decision to study abroad. I had never been to Europe and my dream was to spend a semester in London, leading me to study with Queen Mary. Although struck with nerves from the anticipation of my time abroad, there was something in my heart that assured … Continue reading Class, Coffee, and Cheers: Studying Abroad in London according to Jordan Lichtenheld from the University of Colorado, Boulder

The Ultimate Young Person Adventure: Studying Abroad. Jordan Lichtenheld, University of Colorado Boulder.

Greetings! My name is Jordan, and I will be an Associate (study abroad) student this semester at Queen Mary University of London. I have journeyed from my home institution of the University of Colorado, Boulder in the U.S. all the way to the UK as part of an exchange program, and I am overflowing with … Continue reading The Ultimate Young Person Adventure: Studying Abroad. Jordan Lichtenheld, University of Colorado Boulder.

Being “Sort-of” but “Not Quite” in London – Sharon Hammer, Hamilton College (Sep-Dec 2019)

The custom surrounding accents in Spanish are quite similar to those of English in the UK: the way you speak gives nearly all the information someone needs to place you, from where you grew up, to your economic class to your education level. When I was working this past summer at a local burger restaurant … Continue reading Being “Sort-of” but “Not Quite” in London – Sharon Hammer, Hamilton College (Sep-Dec 2019)