Hello! My name is Emma Hughes, and I'm a junior studying Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa. I'm visiting London to study public relations and explore the arts and theatre communities in the UK. I love theatre, creative writing, game nights, and movies. This fall, I hope to have lots of new and exciting experiences in London, and that sharing them with you helps you get the most out of your time abroad!
Blogs by Emma Hughes
In my first week back home, I’ve realized how lonely being home can be after a semester abroad.
When Studying Abroad Isn't The End All Be All
As my departure date approaches, I’ve had to grapple with the fact that, unlike my friends in the program, London hasn’t become my home away from home.
Theatre in London
An IES theatre course has taken me across London to see nine different professional shows - and I couldn’t recommend it enough.
Going Abroad While Abroad
During my semester in London, I’ve taken the opportunity to explore other UK and European cities. Here are the mistakes I made so you don’t have to.
The "Study" in Studying Abroad
Balancing your assignments and your experiences abroad can be difficult, but I’ve found a certain joy in being a student in a new city.
Since getting to London, I’ve struggled with building an entirely new social circle. It took separation from my friends at home to realize how much I need my...
The Longest Line in the World
After the Queen passed in early September, she was brought to Westminster Hall for a lying-in-wait period. During this time, I joined hundreds of thousands of...
Mourning a Monarch
Queen Elizabeth II passed away on September 8th - my third day in London. Already feeling like an alien, I watched the people around me react to the kind of...
The Exhaustion of Arrival Day
After spending a few days in London, I reflect on my first day, what I learned, and how it compared to my expectations of landing in a new city.
A Cinephile's London Bucket List
Since I was little, I have dreamed of traveling outside of the U.S. I was always fascinated by other cultures and wanted nothing more than to explore the...