Things I miss about London – Miriam Jaffe

I left London mid-June, and every day since then has been a constant reminder that I’m not there. I’m in my final semester of university right now, and I can honestly say that I always come back to the fact that I want to be back in London. I miss it. I miss the bustle…

5 Budgeting Musts for Your First Week in London

London is known as one of the most expensive cities in the world, and coming abroad for the first time can leave you feeling major sticker shock! Especially because the pound to dollar exchange rate is only £0.75 for $1. The best option is to come with a few pounds already in your pocket and…

Semester Recap – Elizabeth in England

Elizabeth has been studying at QMUL on the Gilman Scholarship Programme and is from University of Pennsylvania. You can find out more about the Gilman Scholarship Programme for study abroad here. Watch more of Elizabeth’s videos!

Favourite things about London – Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez

Meet Gilman Scholar Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez. Elizabeth is studying at QMUL under the Gilman Scholarship Programme and is blogging along the way!  You can also follow Elizabeth’s blogging journey on the Gilman Global Experience Blog. Find out more about the Gilman Scholarship Programme here and thanks to Gilman for sharing this content!

A year abroad in London

  As I near the end of my study abroad experience, I’ve been reflecting on all the amazing things I’ve seen, done, or experienced in my time here. Since arriving in September, I’ve been beyond lucky in what I’ve been able to do and I like to think that I was meant to be in…

3 things to do before leaving London! – by Carly Noah

With less than a week to spend in London, it is finally hitting me that before I know it, I will be back in the Midwest, miles and miles away from the city I have come to call home for the past five months. No longer will I be in walking distance of the tube,…

The balancing act of study abroad – Elana Medlicott

There are many components to the adventure that is study abroad. Weekends of travel are generally interspersed with the expectation of completing assignments and attending classes. From this, quite the dichotomy emerges. There is a fine line between spending too much time travelling, and missing the important experience of learning in a new culture and…

Ode to London – by Chloe Saker

  If New York is the city that never sleeps, London is the city that never stops giving. I landed on the 4th January. After 24 hours of travelling from Sydney, I was exhausted and nothing could stop me from getting to my flat and sleeping. It’s now the end of January, and after several…

Lessons from London – by Miriam Frances Jaffe

The other week I was asked to give some advice to incoming students about studying abroad in London. It’s bizarre to think I’ve been here for an entire semester, and yet, I feel like I only just arrived. At the moment, I’m in an awkward limbo between feeling like a tourist in this city, and…

The Return – by Ariana

I boarded the Piccadilly Line out of Heathrow on New Year’s Eve and headed east into central London. Over a year ago, I took this ride away from Queen Mary and remember the route through the blurry vision of my teary eyes. This time, I took in my surroundings while sitting on my luggage, and…

Why did I choose QMUL?- by Amy

I chose to study at QMUL because I have always wanted to live in London and experience the ‘London lifestyle’. It is by far the best city in the world because it is so diverse and vibrant. You could never get bored with all the markets, museums, broadway shows, cafes and pubs. When I first…