Category: England

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 ...

The Great British Tour

Ok the title may be a little misleading since I’ve only seen three places, but that’s good enough in my book! Before I left York, my floor mates opened up their homes to me for a couple day stay if I wanted to (I know I know they are great mates!). The first stop was ...

When I Look Back

When I look back at York, I will reflect on all the adventures I had, the places I had the fortune to see, and the people that will stick with me for a lifetime, but as I was writing this reflection I felt like I was leaving a huge piece of my journey behind. I’ve ...

Hampton Court

A few days before I had to depart this beautiful country, I had the luxury to visit Hampton Court. Now I know you have no idea what that is (neither did I), but it is one of Britain’s many treasures. Here’s why! Back in the good ole times of the 1500s, this man named Cardinal ...

Walking in Royal Footsteps

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life” – Samuel Johnson I’ve only been here for almost 2 weeks and I already feel as though I have been here for much longer. After adjusting and settling into my new home in Kensington, I have had a some time to explore the ...

White Cliffs of Dover

Before leaving Uni, a bunch of mates invited me to their house and offered to show me around their town. One of those mates was my friend, Esther, who lived on the floor below mine back in the dorm. She invited me to stay with her in Canterbury which is almost as south east as ...

Your Handy Dandy Guide to British Lingo

Let me just spare you the endless amounts of confused looks and “what?”s that you will endure with this handy guide to the British lingo. When I got here, I was expecting a lot more of the “posh” British accent that is portrayed whenever there is a British character in any American movie or tv ...