My Election – Malina Mindrutescu

More times than not, I pride myself with having the memory of an elephant. On this particular occasion, I really wished I didn’t. “I remember it as if it were yesterday” is a saying that couldn’t apply more accurately than in this particular instance. I remember having talked with a friend that very day about…

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…

My photo Diary of Sichuan – by Bao Tran Nguyen

Hi, my name is Tran! I’m a second year Mechanical Engineering student at Queen Mary University who took part in the Sichuan Summer School 2016. This is a photo of me on the Summer school. This was the first day of the summer school so it was great getting to know everyone. On the first…

ECUPL Summer School- by Stanley Chew

“The summer school programme has been such an enriching experience…I would recommend it to anyone wishing to undertake it.“ Day One – Shanghai City Tour The first day, after arrival from the airport, I was slightly jet-lagged, but managed to take in the scenes of Shanghai as the pick up car drove by. It felt like…

Arriving at UPenn – by Fahima

I have started to settle in to UPenn and have been enjoying my experience so far. On arriving to Penn, I was in awe as to how beautiful the campus is. It is everything and more than I imagined it would be. Straight away, there was a huge buzz and excitement around the whole campus…

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…

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…