As my semester comes to a close, I’ll give you future Londoners some observations that I have recognized through my time here. London is amazing and seeing the little nuances make me want to come back in a heartbeat. Myth busted: They say that British students are on time and being on time means being ten minuets early. They are on time, except it’s right on the dot or five to ten minuets later. Everyone is super polite… like a little too nice & no, they’re not trying to con you. Pants…

A video tour of the neighborhood, Marylebone in London! This video will cover what is around the area along with some activities that happens that the neighborhood sponsors. This neighborhood is near the Regent Street campus along with Little Titchfield, Marylebone, & New Cavendish. Being in city center it is easy to navigate around and right by the main shopping area! Michelle M. is the Fall 2016 CEA MOJO in London, England. She is currently a senior studying Cinema Art and Science and Photography at Columbia College Chicago

One second a day filled with images and video of my time here in London. While it was quick to go, the experience was worth it! Michelle M. is the Fall 2016 CEA MOJO in London, England. She is currently a senior studying Cinema Art and Science and Photography at Columbia College Chicago

In this video, I take you on a walking tour of some of my favourite spots in London. London is a huge city and it’s often difficult to decide what to see and do, so allow me to show you what I’ve found worthwhile after living here for 2 months. Check out this video to see restaurants, cafes, pubs, museum, and other must-see places in Shoreditch, the South Bank, and Central London. Here you can find a google map with the places I visit in the video. James L….

I think it’s safe to say that my study abroad experience in London has completely changed my life in ways I could never have imagined. In these three months, I’ve gotten the chance to speak with people from countries all across Europe and Asia, and got the chance to visit and experience cultures vastly different from my own. This theme of unfamiliarity became the perfect backdrop on which to analyze myself and learn things I have previously overlooked while in the comfort of my home culture. Here are a few things…

Since I’ve passed the midway point of the semester, I thought I’d share my experience with the academics here at Westminster. Although I’m a Management student at my home institution, I decided to take a variety of different classes in different subjects, such as sociology, literature, and writing while abroad. This has allowed me to interact with students of many different backgrounds, and broaden my perspective of academic life in the UK. Class Structure The biggest difference I’ve noticed is the structure and scheduling of classes. At my home institution…

Paris, France. This iconic city that makes it so hard to ever want to leave Europe. Among many of the excursions that CEA provides, this is by far the most extensive, longest, and most magical of all. To start off our trip, CEA, partnered with Somewhere New, a tour company, met us at St. Pancras station early in the morning in order for us to catch the Eurostar! The ride over was so quick and convenient, minus the wifi (pro tip: never use the wifi on the eurostar)…

Most US study abroad students come to London not expecting any sort of language barriers, considering that we speak the same language. However, I was surprised to find out this is not the case, and have found myself in several situations in which there was a communication breakdown; usually resulting in a funny story. One of the first instances I came across were the greetings used by register workers. “You alright?” When I first heard this after buying a water bottle at Sainsbury’s, I wasn’t sure how to…

London is huge. It’s 607 square miles. To put that in perspective, New York City is 304.6 square miles—London is almost double the amount New York City which is the largest city in the United States. I am only here until mid-December which doesn’t give me nearly as much time as I need to explore London. There are so many little hidden spots within London that are more than just the touristy areas like the South Bank or Oxford St. Here are a few places that I have enjoyed…

Going out of London was somewhat mind boggling because of the way that the city just dissipates. All that is left is the rural beauty with sheep, cows, hills, water, and fresh air. After a ride on the fabulous coach, the world of Wales was right at my fingertips. Our fantastic tour guide gave us tons of interesting information that wasn’t just limited to Wales, but also London. The majesty of Wales was almost eye-opening; being from California this concept of true rural beauty is lost upon me….