Sometimes your class schedule and graduation date play an important role in deciding which semester you are able to study abroad, but if your plans are more flexible, here are a few things to consider when choosing the time of year for your program.
I lived and went to school in Norwich, England for five months last year, and I miss it a ton! Here are a few things I would take back home with me to Minnesota if I could. (Warning: this is not a deep post at all.)
Time for a quick life update! I’m off crutches now, so I can move around a lot more easily—just in time for the arrival of beautiful spring weather (we were getting blizzards here less than two weeks ago!). I have just a couple more weeks of being careful on my foot. I’m looking forward to getting back to working out and swing dancing very soon, both of which I have missed a lot.
A poem for the past year.
London is expensive; I learned this after shelling out a painful £17 to visit Kensington Palace. Still, there are ways to explore the city without breaking the budget. Here are my top recommendations for things to do in London that cost little to nothing at all.
1) Take unique classes
Why do people study abroad? A big part of it is to have the experience of living somewhere new, but it’s also to go to a different school for a semester! Take advantage of being at a new school and try to take classes you wouldn’t be able to at home.
Things to do in the UK at Christmastime
Merry Happy Christmas!
I spent last Christmas away from home traveling around England and Wales. It was truly magical! Here are some tips and ideas for things to do and see if you are visiting the UK during the holiday season.
Reflections on the lessons I learned during my solo trips.
When I was planning my trip to Wales, I found myself sorting through a lot of forum posts and other random comments to figure out where the best places to visit were. Though my trip wasn’t long enough to create an extensive list of destinations in North Wales, here are the stops I think it’s most important to hit.
I visited Disneyland Paris last spring. Previously, I had been to Disneyland in California and Disney World in Florida. Disney World is still my favorite, but Disneyland Paris is charming and has some fun attractions that the other parks don’t.