Travel: Washington D.C.

I wasn’t allowed to be too sad about my year abroad ending because I had made travel plans – I was going to Washington D.C. with friends! There was no time for crying or feeling miserable. (I was still lowkey crying on the buses to Washington D.C. but that’s because my friends said some really…

Study Abroad: The End.

I’ve come to the conclusion that I hate endings. I really should have discovered this earlier. I’m sad and melancholy every New Years Eve and I cried for four hours straight when my second year of university ended. I finally understand why my dog paces and pants when something drastic changes at home. I’m not…

Study Abroad: A day in Philadelphia.

Imagine the scene: It’s 7am on a Sunday morning, you’re eating oats and yoghurt, and you’re excited to go explore a city with your friends. Little did you know the temperature will be around around 5ºC, one of your friends will destroy her feet from walking so much, and you’ll have to skip going to…

Study Abroad: The reality and advice.

Somehow I’ve made it to the end of my year abroad. I only have four weeks left and I’m not quite ready to write about my final semester just yet because I want to repress the fact it’s almost over. I have a stack of work to get done, an entire book to read, and…

Study Abroad: A weekend in San Francisco

Studying on the east coast meant that I hadn’t really considered the west coast of the USA as a viable travelling option. That is until two of my friends from Birmingham decided to meet up in San Francisco and I wanted to be part of the action. A case of FOMO you might say. I…

Study Abroad: A week in New York City

My Spring Break was spent in New York City. A friend from home came to visit and we explored the city like true tourists. I still can’t believe I live two hours from NYC, a city that always seemed so unreachable back home. Here’s some photography:  

Study Abroad: 24+ Hours of Travel, Part 2.

Before starting this narrative of my journey back to the US, I’d like to give some background information. For my flight home I was extremely stressed about missing my flight or having it cancelled. So stressed I would stay awake until 3am thinking about it. So stressed that I bought another bus ticket to New…

Study Abroad: 24+ Hours of Travel, Part 1.

After receiving a travel grant I realised I could actually go home for Christmas and see my dog and my family and all of my friends for three weeks. Ultimately all good and fun stuff. What I didn’t anticipate was that each journey would take over 24 hours. Never have I ever wanted to go…

Study Abroad: The halfway mark.

It’s been nearly three months since I last wrote, and since October a lot of things have happened including: A pumpkin patch, Wicked on Broadway, Thanksgiving, Chorus Concerts, Finals Week, New York with friends, and a quick trip to Massachusetts. I’m currently typing this at home in Nottinghamshire whilst my dog snores on the sofa…

Study Abroad: I survived my first midterm.

Normally, October brings in the darker evenings, colder weather, changing trees and a general feeling of warmth and home. The start of October was a bit different this year. Yes the trees are changing and the wonderful colours of autumn are appearing but that’s really all that is cluing me into the changing seasons. First…

Study Abroad: “I know Megan is here because I heard her accent”

I had this beautiful vision that I would write a blog post every week detailing the adventures of my year abroad. Seeing as it’s over three weeks since my last post I think it’s clear my blogging dream has not been fulfilled. Sometimes life just isn’t interesting enough to write about. Or at least dedicate…

Study Abroad: A US Adventure.

Does this week actually count as my year abroad? I haven’t actually done any studying but I have been in the USA so I’m halfway there. I spent the first week travelling and basically being a stereotypical tourist in New York and Philadelphia. This sounded like a fab idea back in May when I booked…