Studying (and Seeing) Shakespeare on Stage

Posted November 24th, 2014 by Liz in London, England

One of the several unique classes offered during the Fall Semester in London is Shakespeare on Stage. As an English major, the class was actually one of my reasons for deciding to study in London. Throughout the course of the semester, the group has the opportunity to see 8 different productions. We also have made…

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Our Whirlwind Italian (and Scottish) Itinerary

Posted November 24th, 2014 by Liz in London, England

Wow, sorry it’s been a while! We got back from Fall Break a little over a week ago but things have sure been busy ever since- especially with my parents visiting! It’s safe to say that Fall Break was amazing and lived up to all my expectations! I’d been planning it since this summer and…

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What’s the Meaning of Stonehenge?

Posted October 22nd, 2014 by Liz in London, England

It’s been a long, busy week but here’s a recap of our Bath adventures! We left London Friday morning and drove for about 2 hours before we reached Stourhead House and Gardens, famous for different period dramas such as the most recent version of Pride and Prejudice. After enjoying the beautiful weather and scenery in the gardens, we…

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Museums: As much as you wanna see ‘em.

Posted October 3rd, 2014 by Liz in London, England

For those of you who know I’m an avid fan of museums and planning on working in the field someday, you should have seen this coming! So here it is: the low-down on London’s brilliant museums. You simply can’t see London without seeing a couple of London’s many museums. From young to old, history nerds…

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Parks Aplenty

Posted September 17th, 2014 by Liz in London, England

Wow! It’s almost impossible to believe we’ve been in London for almost two and a half weeks! Everything’s been incredible so far, including, surprisingly, the weather. It’s been absolutely beautiful, mostly sunny and a solid 21 degrees Celsius (that’s 70 degrees for those of you back home). So much for dreary, rainy London days, although…

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Meet Liz!

Posted September 3rd, 2014 by Liz in London, England

Hey, I’m Liz! Born and raised in Le Mars, Iowa (otherwise known as the Ice Cream Capitol of the World!), I’m currently attending Central College and majoring in History and English. This will be my first time abroad and I couldn’t be more excited to share my experiences and discoveries. I’ve always loved European culture…

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Operation Three Countries in One Week

Posted December 16th, 2013 by Karlee in London, England

Well, as unfortunate as it is, my time abroad is quickly winding down. I realized that when I booked my trip to Barcelona (which was AMAZING), that I would be in three countries in one week; Spain, England, and then the US. Crazy, right?! I thought so. I’m sure I’ll be in weather shock when…

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Studying Abroad in London

Posted December 16th, 2013 by Karlee in London, England

Here’s a little synopsis of what you can expect when you study abroad in London. 1. Housing Accomodation: We live in a building for students, called Woburn Place or UNITE. The building houses students from around the world, and it’s a good place to meet people outside of the program. Our rooms are in the basement, or…

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Good Morning, Queen…

Posted December 9th, 2013 by Karlee in London, England

Another week has flown by, and it would be worth sharing the highlights from the week I’ve had! Tuesday night, we went to a football (soccer) game! Who would think that on December 3rd I would be sitting outside watching a game…not me! It was a fun night spent with everyone in the program cheering…

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Reflections

Posted December 3rd, 2013 by Karlee in London, England

As I’m sitting here, the sound of country music coming through my speakers and the faint noise from the keys below my fingers, I find myself reflecting on the past few months and wonder about how I’ve changed and how I’ll spend my last few weeks in this magical city. It’s amazing, really, how fast…

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