Category: Summer 2016

Dancing Dragons in London: Cheers for Now!

Our final week in London included many final adventures and re-visits to our favorite sights in the city we have all grown to love so dearly. Our last class trip was to the only Urban Winery in London, London Cru. We learned all about the wine-making process and how the grapes come from different countries ...

Dancing Dragons in London: Spiritual Stonehenge

For the last week of our adventures together, our professor, Miriam, organized a trip for us to all go to Stonehenge. The bus trip to Amesbury took about an hour. The drive there is beautiful as it takes you through the rolling, sheep-filled green hills of the English countryside. Once you arrive, you have the ...

Dancing Dragons in London: Immersive Ingredients Included

A large part of cuisine in England comes from the immigrants from the Indian Sub-continent. We have discussed and read about their influence in our Food and Culture class, and we finally had the opportunity to take a trip to an area of London where the Indian influence is the majority. We went to a ...

SEVENTEEN | Cheers

28.08.2016 Most everyone was excited to get back to the states, but I wasn’t ready to leave. Only a handful of us shared the same sentiment. Being abroad was like a dream come true. We explored places we thought we would only see in pictures. We forged beautiful friendships with a group of very different people. ...

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SIXTEEN | A Magical Weekend

20.08.2016 Woke up 6:00am and took the tube to Leicester Square with two friends. Five hours and thirty-five minutes of waiting in the cold, rainy London weather. Worth every ticking second, ounce of exhaustion, and spent pence. Luck must have been on our side because we got tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ...

Cheers: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

I had to make a separate post to talk about my amazing day I had getting tickets to see the sold out London play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. At 5:30 in the morning on Saturday, August 20, myself and two other friends woke up and trekked over to the Palace Theatre to queue for ...

Cheers: Eye Love London!

After almost three weeks here in London I have to say that I could definitely see myself living here. I love the vibe of the city and the people here are unbelievably kind. My housemates and I have been trying to do as much as we can to take advantage of this beautiful city. This is hard, however, ...

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FIFTEEN | Balance: The Student’s Motto

19.08.2016 This week has been a struggle. On top of our regular classes, we had a presentation and paper to complete, which both were worth 30% of our final grade each. Most of us couldn’t enjoy the gorgeous weather that came through this week (finally! it felt like summer weather) because we had five days ...

Dancing Dragons in London: Foodways and Philosophies

The most exciting part of being able to take classes abroad is being able to contextualize the information we are learning. In our Food and Culture class we were able to taste a variety of traditional British foods and ingredients that characterize the nation’s food. Some of them were more appealing than others, and some ...

FOURTEEN | Shooting Stars and Hot Air Balloons

15.08.2016 The realization hit me today and is sitting heavy on my mind: only two weeks left before my study abroad comes to an end. Like a stone dropped into a still body of water, the realization created ripples of thoughts and memories – most of which inspired this post. To say the least, there were ...