All posts by Madison Shuman

Exploring the UK: A Trip to Scotland

As the end of our study abroad program approached, it was only appropriate that I take one more weekend trip. For this one, we stayed within the UK and visited the beautiful country of Scotland. To get to Scotland, we took an overnight bus (9 hours!) from London to Edinburgh. As soon as we arrived ...

A Beautiful Weekend in Amsterdam

One of the great things about studying in the UK is its proximity to the rest of Europe. For years it has been a dream of mine to visit Amsterdam, and it is something that I was really looking forward to while traveling this summer. So when we had a free weekend in London, a ...

A Historic Day Trip: Windsor, Bath and Stonehenge

When you think about England, you usually imagine places like London, but there are so many great destinations along the English countryside. There are great bus tours to choose from that take you around the country, and many of them have student deals! Myself and a group of Drexel+FIE students decided to take one of ...

The Many Markets of London

One of the greatest things about London is all of the Markets! Whether you’re looking for food, produce, clothes, or antiques, there is a market for everything. These markets are scattered across London, so visiting them is the perfect way to explore the great city of London. Some of my personal favorite markets have been ...

Exploring the UK: A Day Trip to Cardiff, Wales

We had a free day during our second weekend in London and felt that we should explore the United Kingdom some more. For some background, the United Kingdom is made up of the countries England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. A bus trip to Wales takes about 3 to 4 hours, and is relatively affordable, ...

Farewell to Dublin…But Hello to London

Looking back on Dublin, I can confidently say that I fell in love with Ireland. The people in Ireland were so friendly and welcoming, and I felt like I was able to develop relationships with the FIE staff and our DBS instructors. I have only been in London for a few days but I already ...

A Visit to Western Ireland

For our last weekend in Ireland, FIE took us on a bus trip through western Ireland. Over the weekend, we visited Cashel, Bantry, Kenmare, Killarney, Dingle, and the Cliffs of Moher. This trip took us through rural Ireland as well as the western coast to see some of Ireland’s most iconic views. Our first stop ...