Travelling – Kyran Penny

I am a very lucky person. Everything I have achieved, everywhere I have been and all the opportunities that have come my way are all the result of the hard work of my parents. I could not have asked for anything more from them. One thing which I credit them for however, is their insistence…

“Studying” Abroad

  I received a final copy of my transcript from Queen Mary this week, which prompted a bit of reflection of my academic time abroad. While it is very common for the emphasis on a semester abroad to be placed on travel, food and other priceless experiences, the time I spent in the classroom at…

Making the most of 24 hours in Iceland – by Carly Ann Noah

Ever since I saw an image of the Blue Lagoon, located in Reykjavik, Iceland, I knew that it was a place that I had to visit at some point in my lifetime. When I came abroad, I hoped that a trip to Iceland would be in my travel itinerary, but wasn’t sure if other people…

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…

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…