Love Letter to Valencia
Jul31

Love Letter to Valencia

I never expected to love this city so much. From the perfect weather, to the beautiful language, to the vibrant atmosphere, everything in Valencia has gone above and beyond my expectations.  Valencia, I love you because “Spanish Time” is very real. I’ll actually miss the 55 minute bus rides to the beach, and internship supervisors who tell me to show up whenever I want. I’ll miss making plans with the expectation of lenciency and...

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UA in Oxford: A Journey Filled with History
Jul30

UA in Oxford: A Journey Filled with History

Imperial War Museum, London With my time in Oxford coming to an end soon, I remember the places I went and the people I met. Walking around the historic colleges and reading at the Bodleian Libraries have come to be important parts of my understanding of the history that Oxford encompasses. Having the privilege to study at a prestigious university that has intellectually molded students for hundreds of years is something that I never...

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A Weekend in Scotland!
Jul30

A Weekend in Scotland!

At the beginning of my third week in Oxford, I decided to join my friends on a weekend trip to Edinburgh at the end of the week. Although I was coming with my friends, actually about half of the UA at Oxford group was in Edinburgh this weekend! We started the weekend by going to the British Museum in London on Friday morning. It was really interesting and cool and had things like the Rosetta Stone and actual artifacts from the...

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Things I’ve Learned My First Week in Britain
Jul30

Things I’ve Learned My First Week in Britain

“Cheers” Cheers is a word you hear a lot in Britain. I’ve heard it used in place of “thank you,” “you’re welcome,” and just a general phrase, but only in certain contexts. I’m not quite sure what exactly it means, but I like it. You will walk a lot. I am studying in Oxford, which is a very walkable city. Outside of that, I am in a course that is entirely centered around taking walks around the city. Both of these have...

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London Baby!
Jul23

London Baby!

My time in London has been an irreplaceable experience so far.  At first, I was terrified. I had never been to another country. What if I couldn’t figure out transportation? Or the currency? I’m no social butterfly, what if I didn’t make friends? What if I didn’t make the most of the wonderful opportunity I had been given? I was forced to expand my comfort zone. And it was the best thing for me.  I now understand British...

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