Meet the Directors in London

Posted December 17th, 2015 by Annika in London, England

While you were all sitting enjoying family and friends while eating too much turkey for Thanksgiving, I celebrated the holiday by eating my weight in Balgoli BBQ (currey). This expereince was provided to me by the Central College Abroad team here in London. In appreciation for all they have done to taught me this semester…

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Exploring Southern England

Posted November 18th, 2015 by Annika in London, England

As a part of my experience here in London I am given the oppertunity to go on trips sponsored by the program to various locations of interest. Here is a look at my exploration of southern England. Stately Stowerhead This massive neoclassical mansion is an excellent illustration of the massive wealth and use of that…

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Half Term 2015: Traveling Britain

Posted November 18th, 2015 by Annika in London, England

Traditionally half term – the midpoint in the semester where classes are not held is meant as a time for lecturers, pupils, and families to prepare for the rest of the semester ahead. However, the end of the week before I began my half term holiday saw me rushing across the city to catch another…

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Afternoon Tea

Posted October 12th, 2015 by Annika in London, England

Today I went to Afternoon Tea at the Store Street office. Held by the Director and Assistant Director, this traditional English experience was a fun way to experience something that is unique to England.

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Cambridge

Posted October 7th, 2015 by Annika in London, England, Uncategorized

On Friday I had the distinct opportunity to visit historic Cambridge. The walking tour I went on started at the Eagle Pub, made famous for being where James Watson and Henry Crick made the announcement of their discovery of DNA. Practical experiments in Cavendish building with large windowsill to place test tubes. This building was where…

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A Part of something Global

Posted October 1st, 2015 by Annika in London, England

Last night I was honored to be a part of a global movement to bring attention to the 2015 sustainable development goals. While I was standing on a bridge shining a lantern to form the words “Global Goals” for a photograph that was sent to the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street, One Direction even…

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First Day as a British Student

Posted October 1st, 2015 by Annika in London, England, Uncategorized

Yesterday I attended my first two classes at London South Bank University. Having been on campus a couple of times before for enrolment and orientation, I felt comfortable finding my way around the compact campus. However, finding my way to the lecture theatre where my lecture was held proved to be quite the challenge. After…

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Long rule the Queen, or not…

Posted October 1st, 2015 by Annika in London, England

First of all, my apologies for not having posted anything recently, things have been a little hectic with the start of classes and orientation at London South Bank University yesterday. As of September 9, Queen Elizabeth II cemented herself as the longest reigning monarch in Great Britain. This milestone was met with some questions from the…

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Dining with a Londoner

Posted October 1st, 2015 by Annika in London, England

Last night I went to The Breakfast Club to meet up with a friend’s cousin who lives here in London. While at this very American style diner, we discussed a range of topics from American and British politics, to the accessibility of Britain for people with disabilities, to the perception of America by Brits. She…

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Much ado About Nothing

Posted October 1st, 2015 by Annika in London, England

Last night I had the opportunity to attend Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre. Standing and watching from the yard was truly an amazing experience. I was only feet from the actors at any one time. The experience of watching while shoulder to shoulder with about 300 other people was truly unique, as…

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