Tag: United Kingdom

Trust Your Struggle (Claire Westlie)

Note: The formatting of the post is intentional. I was sitting on the stinky, crowded MagicBus looking at the floor. My poor hand was touching the disgusting and germy rail and my body was pressed up against this middle-aged Indian man. I looked out the window…

Seminars & Lectures (Devan Scherer)

Education in the England is a little different than what one is use to in the states. To begin, instead of two semesters universities have three terms. As a result classes start in October and run through June. Additionally, all exams are proctored at the end…

Surviving the NHS (KJ Scribner)

When you’re on vacation, traveling, or studying abroad, the last thing on your mind is any type of sickness or injury. But as we all know, things happen! Well, this “thing” happened to me a few days back and its proved to be an interesting journey!…

Christmas in the UK! (Devan Scherer)

It’s Christmas time and for the first time in 21 years I am celebrating the beginning of the holiday season in another country/ countries. Here in England, Christmas is very important and you can see reminders of the holiday everywhere. Within my townhouse, we put up…

Fresh From the Market (Devan Scherer)

Before arriving in England for the semester I was warned that the food was not going to taste the best. It will be rubbish (garbage) they would say. You will live on fish and chips I was told. To my surprise I have found food in…

Work in Britain (Olivia Sievert)

The internship program at FIE London was one of the things that drew me in. I knew that having an extra internship on my resume, especially one done abroad, would look so good to future employers. I lucked out and absolutely love my internship here in…

The UK Workplace (Alex Yurk)

I am currently in my third week of my internship working for Jon Cruddas- Member of Parliament for Dagenham and Rainham.  It has really been an eye opening experience for me in terms of UK politics as well as my own career aspirations.  I can say…

Busy, Busy, Busy (Kort Koppmann)

Well its been another travel-packed past week again here in London.  Last weekend I went out to see Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Oxford University as well as the Tower of London and also Paris.  So I guess you could say I’ve been pretty busy with juggling…

The Home of Golf (Joe Hansen)

The Home of Golf, its pretty bold whenever someone claims to be home to something. It seems Britain is full of places which are the “Home” of something. Wimbledon is the “Home” of Lawn Tennis, Wembley is the “Home” of football (or at least English football),…

Sports in Great Britain (Joe Hansen)

Well I can promise to anyone who reads this that this will be one of my most interesting posts, and frankly is a blog that I couldn’t wait to write. I would like all who read this to know that I am writing this at midnight…