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Why I Chose to Study Abroad

Posted by Nicole Reitz on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

In the weeks leading up to my flight, I was asked multiple times, “What made you want to study abroad?” Almost instinctively I’d give the same generic response of, ”To see ways of life different than my own. I want to experience other people's culture on their terms.”

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Topics: study abroad, England, Nicole Reitz, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Edge Hill

A Magical Evening at the Harry Potter Studio Tour

Posted by Gina McKlveen on Thu, May 12, 2016 @ 03:50 PM

Thursday, March 24, 2016

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Topics: study abroad, London, England, Gina McKlveen, Harry Potter, Warner Bros., Hogwarts, Making of Harry Potter Tour, butterbeer

National Cereal Day At Cereal Killer Cafe

Posted by Gina McKlveen on Wed, Apr 27, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Monday, March 7, 2016

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Topics: study abroad, England, Gina McKlveen, The Cereal Killer Cafe, National Cereal Day, Camden

An ‘Eye’-Opening View

Posted by Gina McKlveen on Mon, Apr 25, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Sunday, March 6, 2016

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Topics: study abroad, London, England, Gina McKlveen, London Eye, photography

So You Are An English Major Studying Abroad In London?

Posted by Gina McKlveen on Fri, Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Friday March 4, 2016

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Topics: study abroad, London, England, English, Gina McKlveen, coffee, library, bookstore, English major

Life in London

Posted by Logan Nawrocki on Tue, Mar 15, 2016 @ 04:00 PM

Life in London is going quite swell. I have adjusted well to the completely different lifestyle and the time change. As I said before, time moves a little bit faster across the pond. It is already March. Spring has started in the UK and the weather has started to heat up. The city is starting to become more alive as the days go by.

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Topics: London, England, London Underground, Logan Nawrocki, Brussells, Belgium, Kinsale

Welcome to York

Posted by Gina McKlveen on Tue, Mar 08, 2016 @ 04:00 PM

Saturday, Jan. 30-Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

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Topics: study abroad, England, Gina McKlveen, York Minster Cathedral, York, tea, Clifford’s Tower, Bettys Café Tea Rooms

A Cereal Experience

Posted by Gina McKlveen on Sun, Mar 06, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

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Topics: London, England, Food, Gina McKlveen, The Cereal Killer Cafe, cereal

Afternoon tea and the Kensington Palace

Posted by Gina McKlveen on Sun, Feb 21, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Day five:

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Topics: study abroad, London, England, Gina McKlveen, afternoon tea, Notting Hill Bookshop, Kensington Palace

First day of class, the London Eye and remembering Alan Rickman

Posted by Gina McKlveen on Thu, Feb 18, 2016 @ 04:00 PM

Day three:

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Topics: study abroad, London, England, Gina McKlveen, London Eye, Harry Potter, Alan Rickman

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