The Latest from England

Mar 19 3:18pm
London

Four Reasons to Study Abroad in London

Post by Vienna Vance

I first fell in love with London as a tourist in 2017, wandering down cobblestone streets, enjoying afternoon tea every single day and even happening upon both Prince Harry and Harry Styles, striking poses on the red carpet of a movie premiere in Leicester Square. 

Mar 17 4:35pm
London

Friendships + Social Distancing

Post by Vienna Vance

Esther Perel, a therapist and one of my favorite podcasters, lives by her motto, "The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives." I believe this more and more as I grow older, building new relationships and strengthening existing ones. When I reflect on my time studying abroad, I am able to look back with such fondness, not just because I saw spectacular sights, but primarily because I was with good people, building good relationships. 

Mar 9 7:25am
London

No Plan at All!

Post by Vienna Vance

I recently watched Parasite in the self-proclaimed "greatest theater in the UK," just down the street from Queen Mary which offers 3-pound tickets for students. One line towards the end of the film stuck out to me, no spoilers necessary. (But also, if it took you longer than it took me to see Parasite, shift your priorities!)

Feb 29 3:27pm
London

The Greatest Travel Tip I've Learned

Post by Vienna Vance

It was only about two weeks into my first semester abroad when my roommate Camille suggested we go to Barcelona, Spain, for a week together. I am often struck by indecision, and I am never the most spontaneous person in the room, but somehow, that day I said yes. I would love to go to Barcelona! It was the truth, but it was also a big decision, considering it was only a fortnight before that we had met. 

Feb 25 1:18pm
London

Old Connections in New Places

Post by Lexi Floom

Studying abroad is the perfect opportunity to try new things, eat new foods, and, most importantly, make new friends. Since arriving in London, I have been meeting new people left and right and hearing stories from all walks of life. My new friends here are truly amazing, and I often find myself thinking about how lucky I am to have found them.