I would usually write a post about how I’m getting on with lectures and workload at this point in the semester. However, I, like everyone else I know, have been completed distracted by the snow. To be blatantly honest, I’m not sure why I chose now to write about the snow; it was snowing for … Continue reading Snow Day – Shola Lee
When I moved to London in 2014, I was alone with a suitcase and a duvet. By the time I reached the end of the summer term, I was still alone with a suitcase and a duvet. This wasn’t because I hadn’t made any friends, it was because they’d all gleefully abandoned me to travel … Continue reading Summer in the City – Chloe Ratcliffe
Friday, 16th February 2018 Chinese New Year Celebrations Today marks the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year and as per tradition, it is a day to be spent with family and friends. After our simple reunion dinner (picture below) and 守岁 (shou sui: staying up late to increase longevity of our parents) the … Continue reading Chinese New Year Celebrations – Annabel Shi Min Pang
What is the experience of being queer abroad like? It’s about understanding the nuances of your sexual identity and finding a community for yourself. This is what I learned from my friend Julianna, a junior from Wesleyan University studying at Queen Mary, University of London. In the busy coffee shop on Queen Mary’s campus we … Continue reading What’s It Like Being Queer in London? – Tessa Reading
It seems like almost an entire eternity ago when I left Queen Mary, rolling my oversized suitcase out of the blue gates for the final time, waving goodbye to the campus I came to call home for a semester. Along with leaving London, my flatmates, and so many of my favorite places within the … Continue reading Staying in Touch with Abroad Friends – Carly Noah
Meet Gilman Scholar Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez. Elizabeth is studying at QMUL under the Gilman Scholarship Programme and is blogging along the way! You can also follow Elizabeth’s blogging journey on the Gilman Global Experience Blog. Find out more about the Gilman Scholarship Programme here and thanks to Gilman for sharing this content!
I began to seriously consider studying abroad the summer before my third year of University. I had always told myself that I would study abroad, but in a very idealistic sense. In reality, I knew very little about international travel or the practicalities and logistics of becoming a student in another country. While my parents … Continue reading Lasting benefits of studying abroad – Carly Noah
As I near the end of my study abroad experience, I’ve been reflecting on all the amazing things I’ve seen, done, or experienced in my time here. Since arriving in September, I’ve been beyond lucky in what I’ve been able to do and I like to think that I was meant to be in … Continue reading A year abroad in London
Over the course of the past month, I have made the transition from my semester in London back to life in the United States. Although I was originally quite sad to be leaving London and all of the friends I made over the course of the past semester, I was excited to see my friends … Continue reading How to Articulate “Abroad” – Carly Noah
With less than a week to spend in London, it is finally hitting me that before I know it, I will be back in the Midwest, miles and miles away from the city I have come to call home for the past five months. No longer will I be in walking distance of the tube, … Continue reading 3 things to do before leaving London! – by Carly Noah
After having spent the past four-and-a-half months traveling around the UK and Europe, one could definitely come to the conclusion that I have been living a life of dreams. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to have traveled so extensively and calling London my home has been such a pleasure in itself. With all … Continue reading Transition Expectations: London to Michigan – Carly Ann Noah
Meet Gilman Scholar Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez. Elizabeth is studying at QMUL under the Gilman Scholarship Programme and is blogging along the way! Here is Elizabeth’s fist video blog! You can also follow Elizabeth’s blogging journey on the Gilman Global Experience Blog. Find out more about the Gilman Scholarship Programme here.