Category: Summer 2018

Weekend in Barcelona

One of the most amazing parts of studying abroad in Montpellier is its relatively central location. Italy is to the East and Spain is to the South, and both countries are relatively easy to travel to.  Italy is a bit farther away. The city of San Remo, Italy takes around 10 hours to reach. However, ...

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, ...

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THANK YOU, LONDON.

The end has come! Because I had so much free time during my days in London, I had the chance to check off some of the locations that I still had on my bucketlist. This included restaurants, museums, and much more! Here are some of my favorites: Science Experiment at the Drawing Rooms I would ...

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 ...

Up to the Highlands with “El Familión Extendido”

After two months of bustling city life, I decided to join my family and friends on a trip to Scotland.  I was so happy to see them! They had arrived in London a week before, but traveled to other places in Europe while I finished my final project, picking up some more friends from home ...

Living in London: Like a Rollercoaster

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” -Henry Miller It’s been seven weeks already! In the blink of an eye, I’m almost done with my time here in Europe. Looking back at the many memories, some definitely better than others, and at the person I’ve become, I realize how ...

Jaresh, Then and Now

Our tour group walked down a main street. It was narrow, with curbs high and tight and pillars reaching overhead, as to give the impression that we were walking in a slot canyon. This was the main street of the Roman city of Jaresh, only excavated in the 1970s. As we walked the bustle of ...

17A: The Final Collection

This past week was definitely one of hard work with our upcoming deadline for our final collection on Thursday, August 2. Since the last time I wrote about my project, things have changed. My concept took a bit of a turn during my visit to the National Gallery about two weeks ago. As I explored ...

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 ...