England: Traveling Part 2

Hi, it’s Katelyn! This post will be about my arrival in London and travel to Leeds! I traveled to London with my friend Kyra, and after our 8 1/2 hour flight, we arrived in London at 11 in the morning. Before our flight landed, flight attendants asked passengers whether they needed a “landing card.” I…

England: Traveling Part 1

Hello! My name is Katelyn Tuck, and I am a junior linguistics major who is currently studying abroad in Leeds, England. Two of my friends, Kyra and Lucy, and I all came to Leeds to study abroad together. Kyra and Lucy are also bloggers on this website, so be sure to check out their blogs…

Adjusting

My phone began to act weird during my first days here. It may have been because the model I use is about 3 years old or it just has a glitch. As I settled into my new room, I decided to charge my phone. Surprisingly, it charged very quickly. However, when I began to use…

Step 0: Be Prepared

Days before leaving for England, I was very nervous about what to pack and how I was going to reach my new dorm. I searched various sites and tried to watch as many videos as I could to help me be more prepared for my travel to Europe. So, I made a list. I would…

Jordan: Packing Tips

Hi! My name is Caetlind and this is my first blog post ever! I am a junior at the university double majoring in Arabic and Anthropology and have been given the incredible opportunity to study abroad in Amman, Jordan! Let’s jump into it! I should have probably mentioned before that I will be spending 6…

London: Farewell and Reflection

I am writing this blog as I sit on my flight back to the United States of America. As I reflect above the Atlantic Ocean, I ask myself if I were given the opportunity to do this experience again, would I? What would I do differently next time? Was it worth it? In this blog,…

China: The Finale

Final exams are finished. We officially completed the CET program. Our language pledge is over. The two months of intensive classes are finally done. I’m en route to Pensacola, FL for vacation with my family. But this ending is much less climactic than what I had always imagined. On the days I spent cooped in…

A Weekend In Paris

 For our last weekend in Europe, we had the opportunity to visit our friends Sarah and Madeline in Paris! It was also their last weekend, and we were so lucky they were willing to show us their favorite parts of Paris. We arrived 8 AM Friday morning and took a taxi to Sarah and Madeline’s super…

London: Free Things to do in London

Although it has been worth every penny, the decent amount of money that you have to spend in London is inevitable. This is due to British currency (Pound Sterling) being of greater value than the US dollar, combined with the overall high cost of living in London in terms of Pound Sterling. That being said,…