Thoughts at the end of the semester

As I sit here I’m about to finish my first of only two semesters studying abroad at the University of Texas at Arlington. I have just three finals next week, now I’ve completed my take home exam, and after those are completed I will be heading to California to spend Christmas with my family before […]

Thanksgiving and Black Friday, oh my!

So this past Thursday in America was Thanksgiving. It’s a holiday in which Americans give thanks for the things they have, and have gained in the past year, that has complex and contested historical origins. I was lucky enough to be invited to a friend’s house to celebrate Thanksgiving with her wonderful family, and I […]

Trying to get better

So I was planning to write my next blog post about Thanksgiving (So excited for all my essays to be completed and to eat my own body weight in turkey before spending the next day in the chaos that is the Black Friday sales) however I thought considering the topic of my last blog post […]

Houston, we don’t have a problem.

Houston, we don’t have a problem.

One of the things I wanted to since I first heard that I would be spending my year abroad in Texas was a road trip. There is something so quintessentially American about the whole idea, and I knew the vast distances and wide open spaces, the kind you can only find in Texas, would be […]

Tips for International Students

It has officially been two weeks since I landed in Arlington, Texas for my nine month stint as an international student. I know as far as being ‘international’ goes, I’m only really half way there. I’m lucky enough to not have the language barrier that many international students face, and there are broad cultural similarities […]

The Longest Two Weeks

The Longest Two Weeks

It’s just over a week since I’ve moved to Texas, and it feels like I’ve been here for so much longer. It’s been very hectic and I’ve had to move in, complete registration and orientation, purchase books, and find my way around the very large (by UK standards) campus. Thrown in at the deep end […]

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