While no two days are alike, this video gives you an insight into just how jam packed and adventurous your life can be. London is a diverse city with endless sights to see, foods to eat, and adventurous to have. Although I was taking three classes and had an internship, I never felt like I was too busy to explore. Caitlyn B. is the Spring 2017 MOJO Blogger in London, England. She is currently a Junior studying Media & Communications at DePaul University.

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Upon arriving in Greenwich, we went straight to the National Maritime. Although it was one of the smallest museums I’ve visited while in London, it was surprisingly one of the most interactive ones. Because we went during the day, we were alone in the museum and things got pretty crazy… trying on captain outfits and building warships out of blocks! After checking out the museum, we headed to Saint Alfege Church, but not before, snapping some pictures of the Royal Naval College. Although much smaller, Alfege reminded me of…

This Lenten season, I decided to give up wheat gluten (the main protein in wheat). That means no bread, cake, pasta, etc. Due to the increasing realization many have about their gluten intolerance and the “trendy” health benefits a gluten free lifestyle provides, there are hundreds of options on the market for gluten free foods. However, this 40 day challenge is still no easy feat. Studying abroad with limited time and budget makes this experience that much more difficult. Usually wide eyed and eager to explore the colorful depths…

I had always known I wanted to study abroad. One of my main criteria for picking a university to attend was who would let me study abroad, and who make it the easiest. It wan’t news to anyone when I said I was leaving, what surprised everyone was how long I was going to be gone. I was fortunate to have the amazing opportunity to study abroad in four different countries, and I fell in love with all of them, some more than I thought I would. My…

Here are the best places to relax, unwind, and have a great time with friends in London. Not that it’s hard to do! Sky Garden Combining an incredible view of London, indoor rooftop garden, and a prime refreshments, The Sky Garden is home for an epic time. Located atop the famous Walkie Talkie building in London, reservations are recommended for this top notch spot. Although it’s a bit pricey, keep in mind you’re also paying for a breathtaking view in a magical setting. The Blind Pig The Blind…

Every week or so CEA London takes us on a stellar tour of the city. This is not your typical tour to see Big Ben or the London Eye, but something a little more off the beaten path; something to get us acclimated with our new home and experience a different side of London. This past week, we had the pleasure of going on a Street Art Tour around the neighborhood of Shoreditch. This is a vibrantly artsy, recently trendy, and expensive neighborhood. Once filled with the prostitutes hunted by…

I’ve only been in London for a short time, but I’ve managed to squeeze in quite a bit of time at some of London’s amazing and FREE museums. Transporting you around the world and across time, the exhibits in London’s museums are absolutely unreal. Although I was experiencing some pretty serious jet lag when viewing artifacts, I was in awe of nearly every single display. The British Library This is not the first place people think of when it comes to London’s museum scene, but the British Library…

You’ve just packed your entire life into a couple of suitcases, left all your family and friends at home, and traveled half way around the world to a foreign city with foreign people. In words, this experience sounds absolutely terrifying. In real life, this experience is magical and life-changing to say the least. Thanks to the wonderful CEA staff based in London, feeling right at home will take no time at all and you’ll be longing for them and this place before you know it. From the CEA…

Culture shock. This is the first place I experienced it. Ruthless students and different grading systems; the classroom is where students from around the world will experience it the most. When I first arrived at the University of Westminster, I heard from almost everyone, “the academics in London are extremely hard.” “Punctuality is quite important. Being on time is being ten to fifteen min early.” Although this is true for the British academic system, that doesn’t necessarily mean they apply to all classes, professors, and students.  Basic Academics …

There wasn’t a moment, or person, or second that made me fall in love with London. I wish there was one single defining moment that made it for me because it would make it easier to explain my experience abroad. The life here, the people here, the food, the culture—the London is all apart of what made this whole experience abroad something more magical than I expected. At first, I didn’t want to be here. The overwhelming new city experience enveloped me and made it so difficult. Talking to…