Arriving in New York – Shola Lee

I spent all summer wondering what life would be like in New York; the city is so infamous that before you arrive there’s an innate sense of familiarity. I researched: restaurants, museums and societies, I wanted to see and do everything. During the months leading up to my arrival I had concocted this romanticised version…

Returning Home – by Charlotte Jones

The two most FAQs I’ve had since returning to the UK are probably: 1. ‘How was America?!’    and 2. ‘Is it weird being back?’ My response to #1 always feels limited. ‘America was good! How was your New Years?’ – It just doesn’t feel suitable. I don’t know how to describe the last four…

American Celebrations vs British Celebrations: Halloween – by Charlotte

 The most exciting things about Halloween in Britain is the return of Starbucks’ PSL and the turn of weather that makes binge-watching Netflix an acceptable pastime. Even as a child, I remember sitting at home with my family, curtains pulled tight, as we watched films like Bewitched and the Halloweentown series. I believe I went…

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…

Vlogs and Videos

Mary Scott is our QMUL Study Abroad Vlogger. She has been filming her time at QMUL, as well as her adventures around London and trips further afield! Special thanks goes out to all of Mary Scott’s friends who have willingly become her co-stars! Mary Scott is from Davidson College, North Carolina and studied abroad in…

Q and A – Adam from University of Melbourne

Why did you chose to study abroad at QMUL? I Chose to study at Queen Mary largely due to its location in London as well as the fact that it has on campus living, this was a huge factor in my decision. Having accommodation on campus allowed for me to be able to travel within…

Why I chose to study in Hong Kong – by Maame

Name: Maame Serwaah Degree: BA Politics Destination: Hong Kong When: 2016/17 Institution name: The University of Hong Kong Why did you choose to study abroad?  The main reason I wish to study abroad is to develop a greater sense of independence and self-reliance. Being brought up in London, I have always been dependent on my…

My QMUL Review – by Angie

“I have fallen in love with the diversity and the vivid life of London” This semester abroad has been one of the most enriching and worthwhile experiences that I’ve ever had, and I am so fond of London and of this University for teaching me more things than I can count.

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…