Tag: York

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 ...

Social Scene at York

There is no doubt that the Brits enjoy a good pub. Pubs are the social hub of almost every evening and that still rains true in York, but York has way more to offer! I am writing this blog to share all the fun there is to do that do not require anything but yourself! ...

Last Days in York

You know the saying, “All good things come to an end.” Perfect way to describe the end of a study abroad. The end kind of hit me like a ton of bricks. I always knew that the horrendous day where I would have to say goodbye to my floormates was inevitable, but I am talking ...

University of York: What it looks like

I did not know much about the University of York before I chose it as my study abroad school. ~Adventurous~ I knew that the school was a member of the Russel Group (The UK’s version of the Ivy League), but that was just about it. Oh, and that it was in York… I bring this ...

First Rugby Match

Little back story: Derwent, my college/dorm, won the semi-final in the inter school league. The last team to beat for the championship title was the east campus team. There were some nerves arising as this game neared because east campus is a very good team. The difference between the other college teams and the east ...

Your Handy Dandy Guide to London

London is or is top three of one of the most iconic cities in the world. The centuries old history of Westminster, the hipster vibe of Camden, and the shopping center of Oxford Circus London simply has a little bit of something for everyone. I, myself, fell in love with this city the second I ...

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? ...

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 ...

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. ...

The City of York: First Impression

In a previous blog, I mentioned that it took me a little too long to get off campus and go explore the city center. As eager as I was to go explore, I was very nervous. Public transport is not something I would necessarily call a “friend” of mine… That, my friends, is another story ...