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London Adventures – March 21st

Hello everyone! I hope you all are doing well. First off, I just wanted to apologize for being so irregular with these posts. In the beginning I was doing pretty well with getting them out there on Sundays for you all to read, but lately I’ve just been pretty busy, (or the days are getting shorter) and I just completely lose track of what day of the week it is. Today I am thankful for classes that get cancelled. My one class that I have on Thursdays got cancelled for […]

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632. Walk closely with people you love and with people who believe life is a grand adventure.

Spontaneous trips: take one. I have wanted to go to the Cliffs of Dover ever since I heard that they were in existence and yesterday I mentioned the possibility of me going to my wild friend Kat and batta bing batta boom we booked a trip to the Cliffs of Dover from London the day before leaving. “This is actually ideal” said Kat after we missed our train in the morning. Getting the tickets took longer than expected and randomly one of the attendants was really loving Kat so he […]

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A Reminder To Have Fun

Yesterday, my friend Max and I snuck out of our flat shortly after breakfast for a day of urban on-foot exploration. We walked to a theater and scored rush tickets, strolled along the Thames beneath the great, spindly Eye, and across Westminster bridge.   Well, ALMOST across Westminster Bridge.   Our path there was interrupted by a middle-aged, white-bearded, bear of a man who asked us if we “had a sec?”   As a policy, I never “have a sec” for middle-aged men on city streets. But this one spoke […]

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7 stuff you need to know before launching mvp for your startup

Startups end up a as an alternative profitable enterprise, therefore an increasing number of people get concerned into this progressive global. Each and every startup proportion one commonplace mystery of their fulfillment. It’s hidden in a simple set of rules: first, you create a new and resourceful product, you then present it to accelerators, get investments out of your angels and launch its manufacture, afterwards, in case you get virtually fortunate and the product you got here up with is a actual unicorn, your organisation may also face the go […]

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Top 5 Things to Have for Everyday in London

Hello! I thought that I would make a list of the things that I MUST carry with me on a daily basis in London, so here they are: 1. Umbrella: As if you couldn’t have guessed this would be number 1, but the weather is so unpredictable here, even a 10% chance means its going to rain at some point in the day! 2. Oyster Card: This card is used on all public transportation so the busses, the overground subway, the underground tube (subway) trains, and even a sky lift […]

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Weekend Excursions While Abroad!

Hello All! Classes are in full swing and I had my first internship day on Monday! I am still waiting for my background check and health screening to go through, so I will just have to wait to have some patient contact! Even though the homework is starting to begin, I had a weekend trip to Stonehenge and Bath this weekend. It was interesting to hear the mystery of Stonehenge, no one knows exactly why it was placed there and it was quite a feat back in the day to […]

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School Must Go On…

I have to say that I was very happy I arrived in London about five days before the semester began. I was able to have time to explore and just wander around. But unfortunately, and somewhat excitedly, classes began this week. Now, I only have classes on Tuesday and Thursday so don’t get me wrong, I have some pretty great exploring time within my schedule. That is until my internship begins. You may be thinking, only two days of class per week?! That is amazing! But not exactly so when […]

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Its the Small Things

Hello! Its been a week in London so far and I couldn’t be more excited about it! Throughout my time here, I have learned some small differences from the US and also some small victories that I have accomplished! First off, the differences from the US: In England, … they drive on the wrong side of the road (that was a given) but they are also not required to stop for pedestrians, the cars actually have the right of way! It is quite scary crossing the street because not all […]

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Finally in London!

Hello All! I am FINALLY in London! A trip that I have been planning for the past two years through my capstone at UMR and let me tell you the work was completely worth it! I decided to live in a homestay for the semester which only 5 students in about 400 chose to do. It was a difficult decision, but I knew that I wanted a British perspective that only a true Londoner could give me! It ended up being a great decision and I was very lucky with […]

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Mehek: More classes & internship interview

Didn’t have class till 2PM today! Sleeping in felt great, but somehow when I got home, I was still tired, and ended up going to bed at 10 anyway… I hope this isn’t still jet lag… I thought I was being really diligent when it came to resetting my inner clock. Uff. So, I had “Islam, Politics and Britain” today. It was a good class – all discussion based, so ill fit right in – but wowwwww, 2-5:00. Could they keep us any longer?! I can’t wait to get back […]

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Mehek: First day of classes

Before I get started, I’m going to be straight with you all—maintaining a blog is DIFFICULT STUFF, yo. I have nottttt been the most prompt and consistent blogger. But, come on! Give me a break, it’s my first time blogging, and it is DEFINITELY my first time studying abroad! So, obviously, there will need to be a grace period, right? Right, that’s what I thought. I promise that this week will be better. Promise, promise, promise! These promises are mostly for my mother, whom I’m sure is checking the blog […]

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Mehek: The first day

I would, first and foremost, like to apologize for my tardiness regarding this post! Between the orientations, getting to know my flatmates, jet lag, an the tiniest bit of laziness, I did not have the privilege of free time in which to gather my thoughts! But, as I sit here in Café Nero on Glouster Street, I am finally given time to share with you all my first day experience! So, London. London, London, London. The city that has a hypersensitivity for etiquette and order. I am absolutely in LOVE […]

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Kelsey: End of the 1st week of classes

The first week of classes went pretty good, next week I have a few more classes starting including my Life Drawing class at the Glasgow School of Art, and two seminars, one for my Scot Lit class and one for my Archaeology class. Nothing too exciting has gone on, and honestly campus seems much quieter than what I expected upon the arrival of the rest of the 24,000 students. But in reality it is still half the population of the U of M! I was able to meet a quite […]

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Mehek: The time has come

All is right with the world! All goodbyes taken care of, dvds all in hand, luggage checked in, and finally all the stress is dying down! We are at gate G6 (i know, it’s funny), and all the U people have arrived. We are quite the rowdy group of college students! I am so ready for this adventure :) I don’t have anymore worries, as the only stress on my heart has been dealt with and put at ease :) Allah shukar for everything, and I can’t wait for England! […]

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Brittany: Farewell Trendstop.com

Yesterday was my last day at Trendstop.com and it was one of those moments you actually can’t believe is happening. I was given the most beautiful flowers and a card… Then it all hit me. This is my last week in London, a place I’ve been calling home since January. I’m sad to see this adventure of a lifetime coming to end but so excited to see what happens next. I’m full of mixed emotions at this point. I’ve met the most wonderful people through my internship and couldn’t have […]

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