Photo Competition – Summer 2014

31. July 2014

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Photo Competition – Summer 2014

Once again, it was great to see the high standards of the photo and One Second Everyday competitions get even better this semester. The winners and runners up didn’t come easily. As with the electing of the Pope, the judges weren’t allowed out of a room until they had made a decision. After minutes of heated discussion […]

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30. July 2014

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Elainey’s First Few Days on the Internship Programme

Elainey’s First Few Days on the Internship Programme

With the start of Fall 2014 just over a month away,  preparations are well under way here at the London Center. We are sure you are starting to get excited and/or overwhelmed by thoughts of arriving in one of the worlds greatest cities. This is completely normal, we were all in that boat at some […]

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28. July 2014

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Brighton

Brighton

It was the penultimate weekend of the summer semester. What better way to spend the day than by the sea in Brighton? Of course, then we looked at the weather forecast. Rain, thunderstorms, more rain… Despite the bleak weather prospects, a full house of students turned up outside the London Centre ready to board the […]

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25. July 2014

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Reverse Culture Shock

Reverse Culture Shock

For many of you, this semester marks the end of your study abroad experience and you will be returning back to the States. Though a lot is made of the culture shock when you arrive in a new country, we don’t hear much about what happens when you go back home. Reverse culture shock can […]

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21. July 2014

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Things to do before you leave

Things to do before you leave

Things to do before you leave. Where do we start? We have had a lot of fun trying to think of places you may not have been before so hopefully we inspire you with the following suggestions. Cambridge The beautifully historic city of Cambridge is a great day tip from London. The city boasts endless […]

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18. July 2014

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Buckingham Palace Visit

Buckingham Palace Visit

On Saturday 12 July, on a glorious summer day in London, we met at the Victoria statue, opposite the famous gates to Buckingham Palace for our visit to the Royal Mews and Gallery of the Queen’s official London residence, Buckingham Palace. The streets were packed as our visit coincided with the pomp and ceremony of […]

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16. July 2014

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Natalie checks out YALC

Natalie checks out YALC

Last Saturday Natalie Crown, our Student Services Coordinator, went along to YALC at Earls Court. The event was a great celebration of books and readers, and Natalie has written up an account of her day below. This weekend saw the first EVER UK Young Adult Literature Convention take place at London Film and Comic Con. […]

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14. July 2014

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Getting to the Airport

Getting to the Airport

With the end of semester just around the corner, it will soon be time for you to depart back to the US. The semester has flown by and the next few weeks will be gone in a flash. Therefore, to help you save money and time, we have devised a quick guide on the best ways […]

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11. July 2014

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James’ ride from London to Paris

James’ ride from London to Paris

Last weekend, James Ballantyne, the Internship Programme Coordinator here in London, cycled 300 km from London to Paris off-road. Check out his account of the 3 day ride.   When my alarm went off at 5:30 on the Saturday morning, I questioned why I had signed up. Why am I getting up this early to […]

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9. July 2014

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Reminder: Competitions!

Reminder: Competitions!

The end of the semester is (sadly) fast approaching. Before you know it we will all be at the end of semester event (check the facebook group for more information) reminiscing about the good times of orientation and lamenting the fact that you will all be saying goodbye to our unpredictable weather. But before all […]

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