British-isms – Miriam Frances Jaffe

Swearing, and other British-isms As I near the end of my year in London, I thought I would write up some of the things that make London (and the UK) so quintessentially British… Obviously, I’m not the expert, and these are just my experiences, but don’t get me wrong, I love London and everything about…

A Day in the Life at QMUL – Carly Ann Noah

When one thinks of “study abroad”, glamorous Instagram pictures or scenic Facebook albums usually come to mind. Prior to coming to London, I had the idea that I would be traveling almost every weekend, utilizing the location of London in order to obtain the cheapest flights possible to other countries in the U.K and the…

What to Expect While Adjusting to QMUL – Carly Ann Noah

It’s hard to believe, but more than two months ago I had just arrived in London from Michigan. Stepping off the plane and entering Heathrow, I was a confused, dazed, jet-lagged, about to embark on a semester unlike anything I had experienced before. While I knew the basics about study abroad—made possible by my friends’…

Solo-Travelling – Cheng Hei Lam Samantha

I wanted to study abroad ever since I was small. All these years I’ve been day-dreaming about it by looking at stunning photos of landscapes on the web and imagining myself visiting these places. The day finally came and it felt so unreal. I felt I wasn’t ready for the six months away from home,…

Reading Week in Spain – Carly Ann Noah

“Reading Week” is designed as a time for students to get caught up with their studies and enjoy a little time off from academics. My friends and I decided to make the most of this free time and plan a trip to Spain! It was all of our first experiences with Spain and we wanted…

Convening in Geneva – Miriam Frances Jaffe

Week 7 of the spring semester at Queen Mary is reading week. Much as with last semester’s reading week, I decided to take advantage of my week without class to travel abroad. I chose to, once again, venture into the land of the French, except this time, I went to Switzerland: Geneva to be precise….

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…

Copenhagen, Rye Bread, Chairs and Candles! – Carly Ann Noah

I’m feeling especially lucky this Sunday evening, as i have just gotten back to London from an adventurous weekend in the city of Copenhagen, Denmark! a Europe newbie, I had very little prior knowledge of the city of Copenhagen, but am so, so, so glad that I had the opportunity to experience such a cozy…

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…

A journey to Oxford & Bath – by Miriam Frances Jaffe

Over the winter holiday break, I got to travel west to visit Oxford and Bath. I only spent a day in each place, and even though there is still so much to see in both of these lovely locations, there is something quaint and quiet about them that make them so different from the bustling…

The Importance of Experiencing London: Alone – by Carly Ann Noah

It’s so hard to believe that I have been in the wonderful city of London for almost a month! Each day seems to fly by, yet I feel as if I am beginning to develop a level of familiarity and comfort with my surroundings. Between classes, homework,  travel, spending time with friends and trying to…