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An Open Letter to First-Time Study Abroad Students

If you’re interested in studying abroad in London, check out my updated eBook on everything you need to know! Oh, hey there guys! I see you over there, an awkward gaggle of college students sitting in the airport lounge, clutching your oversized carry-ons and instagraming the arrivals gate for all...

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Top 5 Christmas Films (at home and abroad)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the UK! We’ve just gotten back from a skiing holiday (or rather, a “Learn to ski” holiday for me—and I’ve got the bruises to prove it. The rest of the year will be quiet for us as we recover this week and...

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Show Your World Roundup 15: Malaysia, China, and South Africa

This was my first month hosting Show Your World with Tiny Expats, and I really appreciate those who took part! It’s very simple, and I would love to see more faces (and my readers who haven’t tried it yet) submitting links. I’ve been a bit absent in December, though have...

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Show Your World – Brighton

Show Your World is an international link-up that was started by Yuliya from Tiny Expats and she had asked me, after a year of hosting, to help out by co-hosting. Now, with Yuliya taking a break from blogging, I am taking over for the foreseeable future. It is still Yuliya’s creation,...

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Versatile Blogger Award

Happy Thanksgiving from a Thanksgiving-less land. I’m not doing anything special today, just going to work, so I’ve decided to celebrate on my blog. The English aren’t really up for joining me in a holiday with origins in English dissenters, so, whatever, more turkey for me. Awhile ago, Evgenia nominated...

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An Introvert’s Guide to Studying Abroad

If you’re interested in studying abroad in London, check out my updated eBook on everything you need to know! Studying abroad is a very full-on experience. Not only are you in a country where you know no one, but you basically relive your freshman year and are expected to make...

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Navigating UK Border Control: a Guide for Foreign Travelers

For seasoned travelers, navigating UK immigration is just another checkmark on the ‘to do’ list before you’re either enjoying your holiday or crying that it’s over. For study abroad students or first time travelers, this can be an unfamiliar and tension-filled experience. I’ve been through UK immigration dozens of times and...

UCL Direct Enrollment Program in London with API: Review 1

UCL Direct Enrollment Program in London with API: Review

Continuing with my reviews of London study abroad programs, I’ve put together a post on my time with API on their UCL Direct Enrollment program.  API is a study abroad program provider whose London programs are run out of existing universities. For most programs, you will be a student at...