Politics & International Relations student Katie Schwarting is currently studying abroad at the University of Texas at Austin and it's safe to say she's settling in to the local culture well... When I was debating destinations to go to, I was primarily looking at US schools, with a heavy focus on East Coast schools because … Continue reading Katie’s top tips for the best game day at UT Austin. Hook ’em Horns!
My favourite places in St Petersburg for… Groceries:This may not be the most exciting part of a year abroad, but it is important! My favourite grocery shop turned out to be Azbuka Vkusa, not for everyday shopping (Eurospar and Pyaterochka win for that), but for finding things that cannot be found in regular Russian supermarkets. … Continue reading Kathryn Hurley is a Queen Mary Modern Languages and Cultures student, studying Russian. As a Turing Scheme grant recipient, Kathryn studied abroad at St Petersburg State University last semester. Take a look at some of her favourite spots!
Was Milan what I expected? Not a chance. Is that a good or bad thing? 100% a good thing. My entire life I’ve grown up in Dagenham, East London. I’m so used to the city I don’t even question the structure and layout of other cities. When I first arrived in Milan, I really expected … Continue reading Queen Mary Economics student and Turing Scheme grant recipient Luqmaan Said spent last semester studying abroad in Milan, at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi. Take a look at some of the things Luqmaan got up to…
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.
Queen Mary Law student and Turing Scheme grant recipient Tejal Shah reflects on life as a study abroad exchange student at the University of Hong Kong during these strange and ever-changing times mid-pandemic... It has been 2 months since I finished a 21-day strict quarantine in Hong Kong. And let’s just say, I have done … Continue reading Studying Abroad in Hong Kong: Post-Quarantine
Housing London is as huge as it can get and so it is easy to feel lost, confused and overwhelmed with the various options available. However, before you start looking for a flat share/rented accommodation, ask yourself: “What do I want? How do I want to live during my semester abroad?” • Do I want … Continue reading Lost in London or Maximising London? Essential, Easy to Implement and Tailored Tips from former Londoner, temporary Viennese Queen Mary Law Student, Andra Tofan
Jenny is currently studying abroad with us from the University of Augsburg in Germany and reflects on her journey to get to us! As I filled in my application for my semester abroad in Autumn 2020, my home country Germany was about to go into lockdown again. To be honest, the chances that I would … Continue reading “The chances that I would actually make it to London seemed slimmer than winning the lottery (and I don’t even play the lottery)”…
Cassandra is a French & Hispanic Studies student and studied abroad at the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain & Université de Paris Sorbonne III, France. You may recall Cassandra's last post about the incredible food scene in Paris and this is Cassandra's list of musts for a visit to Salamanca in Spain! Choosing Salamanca for my … Continue reading Salamanca: The Ultimate To-Do List!
Yoana is an English and European Law student who studied abroad at KU Leuven in Belgium mid-pandemic. Read all about Yoana's experiences studying abroad during a time of social-distancing and mask mandates... We all remember the last weeks of March 2020. The Coronavirus panic was beginning to ensue everywhere, places of work closed down and … Continue reading An unconventional exchange…
Associate student Aaron is studying abroad with us from the University of Puget Sound in the US and looks at why you should make it a priority to see a football match in London, especially if it happens to be a derby... Football. At times exhilarating, at times maddening, always entertaining. (And yes, I’ve quickly … Continue reading The Beautiful Game…or is it a ‘match’?
Megan is studying German at Queen Mary and reflects on her time studying abroad at the University of Mannheim in Germany during a global pandemic and several Lockdown restrictions... Whenever I thought about going on my year abroad, one thing always came to mind: travel. I love to travel whenever I have the opportunity (my … Continue reading Megan’s top study abroad tip? Stay where you are…!
Sarah studied Comparative Literature at Queen Mary and studied abroad at Yale-NUS College in Singapore. She's taken some time to reflect on the academic differences and challenges she experienced from her study abroad period and advises you on some top tips that she wishes she had known before departing on a study programme overseas. If … Continue reading Adjusting academically to studying abroad