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…

From my third home to my second – by Malina

Having recently got back to London for a few weeks now, a time in which I have relentlessly tried to find a place to live, running across town from lectures to viewings to seminars and so on, I can now say, once settled, that I have truly missed my second home. Living in Boston and…

Elizabeth in England – Gilman Scholar

Meet Gilman Scholar Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez. Elizabeth is studying at QMUL under the Gilman Scholarship Programme and is blogging along the way! Here is Elizabeth’s fist video blog! Follow Elizabeth’s blogging journey on the Gilman Global Experience Blog. Blog Post 1: Meet Gilman Scholar Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez Find out more about the Gilman Scholarship Programme here….

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…

72 hours in Paris – by Carly Ann Noah

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to visit Paris. The glamour of the city has always appealed to me, as has the rapid, unapologetic French language. Thus, when an opportunity to spend three days in Paris was presented during my first few weeks at Queen Mary, I couldn’t refuse. Here’s…