Category: England

No Longer a Tourist

It’s been a little more than 2 months since I’ve arrived in London and I can officially say that I’m no longer a tourist. I took the time to Google the definition of tourist just to make sure and it stated, “a person who is traveling or visiting a place for pleasure”. Obviously, living in ...

10 Reasons On Why You Should Study Abroad

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain 1. It’s an experience you’re not likely to get at home It’s a once in a lifetime experience to immerse yourself into another country, community, and culture as an undergraduate student. ...

A Weekend Getaway In Paris

“A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life” – Thomas Jefferson After a week of cramming for midterms and writing essays, I was beyond prepared for my one week  break from classes. Most people use this time to travel around Europe, to visit family and friends, or have their ...

The Inside Scoop

“Every experience, good or bad, is a priceless collector’s item” –  Isaac Marion One of the biggest perks of having family abroad is that you have one of the best resources possible, their experience. Luckily for me, I have a decent amount of family here in London. While in Paris, I decided to interview my cousin, ...

What Culture Shock?

“The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people.”-Unknown Culture shock is a term that describes a feeling someone encounters when introduced to a new culture, environment, or set of people. It was something that I anticipated since I heard that it was a common occurrence for students that study abroad. Being that ...

Studies + Travel = An Unforgettable Experience

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”– Saint Augustine Being that we are approaching week 5, I thought that it would be appropriate to finally talk about what it is like to actually study while studying abroad. First, here’s some background info. I am a nursing major, so ...

Let’s talk food…

“People who love to eat are always the best people” – Julia Child I can honestly say that the food has been one of my favorite things about this study abroad experience. London is the perfect example of what a melting pot really is. It is so easy to find culturally different food all in ...

Getting Around London

If you talked to any my friends back home, they will most likely tell you that public transportation is not my forte.  I’ve taken the SEPTA to get to and from clinicals, but besides that my main source of transportation in Philadelphia is Uber. That being said, you can only imagine how proud of myself ...

Keeping Up With Life at Home

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” -Tony Robbins One of the many things I was looking forward to prior to coming to London was the opportunity to live in an environment ...

York Reflection

So here it is. My final day in the UK. As I sit here in terminal five at Heathrow Airport, I can’t shake the fact that I am actually leaving. This semester will truthfully go down as the or one of the best semesters of my college career. In middle school I talked to one ...