Lasting benefits of studying abroad – Carly Noah

I began to seriously consider studying abroad the summer before my third year of University. I had always told myself that I would study abroad, but in a very idealistic sense. In reality, I knew very little about international travel or the practicalities and logistics of becoming a student in another country. While my parents…

How to Articulate “Abroad” – Carly Noah

Over the course of the past month, I have made the transition from my semester in London back to life in the United States. Although I was originally quite sad to be leaving London and all of the friends I made over the course of the past semester, I was excited to see my friends…

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,…

Transition Expectations: London to Michigan – Carly Ann Noah

After having spent the past four-and-a-half months traveling around the UK and Europe, one could definitely come to the conclusion that I have been living a life of dreams. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to have traveled so extensively and calling London my home has been such a pleasure in itself. With all…

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…

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’…

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…

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…