Last Days in London

The worst part about studying abroad is having to leave. When you’ve moved to a different country for a certain amount of time, you become settled there. New friends, new *favourite* coffee shops, new routines, and then you have to leave it. I got so incredibly lucky during my time in England to make new…

Recommendations in Reading

When studying abroad, it’s imperative to try and live like a local. I was fortunate enough to become very close with the people I live with, all but one of whom are actually British, and this helped me really settle into the British way of life. With this being said, there are a few things…

Why I Chose England and Study Abroad

Hey guys! I can’t believe I’ve been in England for 3 months already, it still feels like I just got here last week. Today I wanted to tell you guys about my reasons for choosing the University of Reading and study abroad in general. While I wasn’t actually born in Mississippi, I’ve lived there in…

Arrival at Ole Miss by Gaia

My name is Gaia and I was born in Lecco, Italy but have lived most of my life abroad. For my junior year of college I have embarked on a year abroad in warm Oxford, Mississippi after having spent my first 2 college years in rainy and cold Edinburgh, UK. 5 weeks in my study abroad at…

Here Nessie, Nessie…

Please forgive me for my brief hiatus! It’s been a very stressful month for me. On top of midterms and spring break, I have been suffering from homesickness. Realizing that I have a lot to talk about and not enough space to fit it all in one post, I will be writing about my trips…

London Calling, Emily Answering

Remember me? I know I’ve been on a way too long hiatus from blogging for a bit but I’m back from my travels to London and Italy and back in Amsterdam to spend my last few days saying goodbye to the city that I have fallen in love with and amazing people I’ve met from…

Edinburgh: Wonderful Christmastime

3 posts and y’all are finally caught up. I’m not responsible enough for a blog. Two AMAZING things happened this past week: (1) CHRISTMAS IS OFFICIALLY IN EDINBURGH and (2) MADISON IS OFFICIALLY IN EDINBURGH.  Honestly, could it get any better? I think not. I will never try to deny that Christmas is my favorite…

Foxin’ Around Edinburgh

To be completely honest, this post is going to be a completely random collection of moments from this past month. I just named it after my Halloween costume, because it was a cute title. But let’s start with that, shall we? I was a fox for Halloween. To those of you who don’t already know:…

A Hotty Toddy Reunion in Amsterdam

I broke my promise. Sorry, y’all. I really mean to update sooner. HOWEVER, I have stories to make up for it. The last month has been extremely exciting in terms of friends and adventures. If you know what a global ambassador is, I was one at Ole Miss until I came to Edinburgh for my…

Paris: Or not?

I’m pretty sure I’m studying abroad in Paris, but it’s easy to get confused when I feel like I’m never here. That’s the beauty of studying in Europe, the world is at your fingertips! So far, I’ve been able to travel to Berlin, Brussels, London, Brugge, Barcelona, Vienna, and Amsterdam. I still have Dublin and…

Scotland: United They Stand

News sources all over the world this week have been broadcasting what the United Kingdom has been barreling toward for over a year: The Scottish Referendum for Independence. The vote finally took place yesterday after years of waiting. After staying up all night (twitter blew up with the #indyreferendumallnighter hashtag- I know. I helped) and…

UK: Up, Up, and Away

Today is the day. FINALLY. I am Scotland bound. Bring it on, bagpipes. I’m ready. First- let’s talk about packing. Some people will tell you that it’s “oh so easy” to pack 4-5 months of your life in 1 or 2 suitcases with a 50 pound limit each. These people can be put into two…