The English Countryside: A Tale of Highs and Lows

University groups often send out emails regarding upcoming events. The most common ones are reminders of small events going on in my college or some fun activities going on throughout the school, but this time I got a new one! “Weekend hike through the beautiful hills of Ripley!” I came to England with the desire ...

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Loneliness abroad…it happens ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Let’s talk loneliness. It is not the most glamorous parts of study abroad, but it is an important part of the journey and self-discovery that comes with taking your education international. In the pre-departure meetings and any checklist you’ll find online about mentally preparing yourself to be abroad, culture shock is one of the top ...

Museum of the Week

Hello again and welcome to the fourth installment of Museum of the Week! This week I was back in South Kensington at The Victoria and Albert Museum, more widely known as the V&A. The V&A is the worlds largest museum of decorative arts and design. It has over 4.5 million objects and was founded in ...

In Love With Berlin Part 1

It was Wednesday 10pm and I had packed bags with snacks, a camera, more clothes than needed, and even vitamins. Walking through Vallendar at 10 pm was equivalent to as if I was walking at 2 am. The streets were empty. I went to the bus stop to catch the 10:37 pm bus to Koblenz’s ...

Meeting the Floor Mates

For those that lived in a dorm, do you remember how nerve racking it was meeting your floor mates for the first time? That feeling of excitedness mixed with terror. You had no idea what was going to happen. How is your roommate going to be? How are your floormates going to react towards me? ...

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Hopping Across the Channel

One of the best things about London is the fact that it is the perfect stepping stone to the rest of Europe. That mixed with the short schedule of classes means it’s extremely easy to travel for cheap! This lead me to go on the shortest flight of my life to Amsterdam!  Even though London ...

What is a Ceilidh?

Same. What the heck is a Ceilidh? Story time! About a week and a half ago, at Derwent College, student run, social society called the JCRC (I do not know what that stands for, I tried looking it up but no luck). They sent out a Facebook invite to the event called “Derwent College Burns ...

Museum of the Week

On this episode of Museum of the Week, I went to what I believe to be one of the most beautiful buildings I’ve ever seen, The Natural History Museum! Located in the heart of South Kensington, The Natural History Museum is the perfect place for anyone of any age to visit and enjoy. The minute ...

What is a Yorkshire Pudding and Why you Should Have One

I had no idea what a Yorkshire Pudding was at all either. Once arriving in York, everyone would ask me if I had had one yet and that they are the best thing ever. I guess they are pretty good! Before we move forward, I need to tell you something. Yorkshire Pudding is not pudding. ...

Comfy, Cozy, Culture Shock

So I’ve been in London for about three weeks now, and the entire time has felt unreal. I  feel like I’ve been exploring a whole new world, even London is a bit similar to the United States. I’ve been having an amazing time and then all of a sudden, boom, culture shock. It hit me ...