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London in Three Guidebooks

by Kerry Dexter / Jan 15, 2016 /
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London is one of the world's great cities -- and it is one with so much going on that however many times you might visit and however long your stay might be, having a particular focus will make it easier to choose experiences and to make plans.

London in Three Guidebooks

Everything You Need to Know about Eating in London

by Heather Robinette / Jan 12, 2016 /
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During my time studying abroad in London, I had the chance to try some different types of food. Some of it surprised me, because it actually tasted better than it looked. I, of course, had my fair share of fish and chips from a variety of places. There were times when I missed the food back in the states, and now there are times when I miss the food from London. I have put together some information about what I learned from eating in London while studying abroad.

Important and Little-Known London Memorials and Statues

by Heather Robinette / Dec 18, 2015 /
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During my time in London, I had the chance to see several memorials and statues. Some of them were planned ,such as the Queen Victoria Memorial just outside of Buckingham Palace, but several of them I came across while I was exploring London. September 11 was a day many of us from the United States will never forget, but I had no idea they created a memorial anywhere else in the world. It was an eye-opening experience to see what it means to live in a global community.

A Guide to Abbeys and Cathedrals in the UK

by Heather Robinette / Nov 20, 2015 /
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Some of the most recognizable abbeys and cathedrals in the UK are visited often, but taking some time to visit other abbeys and cathedrals provides you with a chance to see a variety of less crowded places. During my time in London, I saw three abbeys and two cathedrals. Why should you make time to explore abbeys and cathedrals? You have the opportunity to enjoy history and see it come to life. You won’t want to pass up the chance to experience a unique part of the United Kingdom!

#StudyAbroadBecause... there’s no better way to learn about the world than by seeing it

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Ben Schuster earned his Bachelor’s degree in Communication at the University of Pittsburgh in the spring of 2015. He studied abroad in the Fall 2014 semester of his senior year to London, England. Read up on his interview below to learn more about his experience abroad! 

Ben Schuster - #StudyAbroadBecause... there’s no better way to learn about the world than by seeing it

London Musicals You Didn't Know You Wanted To See

by Heather Robinette / Oct 12, 2015 /
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Although musicals are performed across the United States, London provides a unique opportunity to see a vast number of musicals in one city. During my time studying abroad in London, I saw four musicals and one play. I never thought I would like musicals, but the performances were remarkable. I’ve put together some information about the musicals I saw and information on finding current musicals. You have the opportunity to enjoy award-winning performances and see stories come to life. You won’t want to pass up the chance to experience a unique part of London. 

Best Museums in London and Beyond

by Heather Robinette / Sep 18, 2015 /
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London has many museums, but not all of them cost to visit. I visited some free museums and some that charged to visit. Most museums were only a few pounds, but a few, such as Buckingham Palace, cost quite a bit more, but were worth the money to see. I’ve put together some information about the museums I visited, including a short description, where they are located, and if there is a cost for the museum ($=cost a fee, Free=no charge).

Tides on the Thames rise and fall around temporary sculptures

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Well, our favorite sculptor, Jason deCaires Taylor, is at it again. We love his work at the Museum of Underwater Art in Cancun, Mexico and have interviewed him about his underwater sculpture park in Grenada, among others. He's one of my favorite artists.

Best Walking Tours in London

by Heather Robinette / Aug 21, 2015 /
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Although London has many attractions, one of the most memorable for me was several of the guided walking tours I went on during my time in London. I went on four of many that are offered. I’ve put together some information about the walking tours to give you some insight into how they work and what to expect. You have the opportunity to see and learn interesting facts, while getting some great exercise and seeing parts of London you may have not seen otherwise. 

7/7 Bombings: 10th Anniversary of the London Attacks

by Heather Robinette / Jul 17, 2015 /
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Ten years ago this month, London experienced an attack similar to 9/11 in the United States. Until I studied abroad in London, I had not heard of the attacks. Studying abroad helped me not only learn more about London’s history, but becoming a global citizen. Since returning to the United States, I have paid more attention to world events and the effects they can have across multiple countries. Taking the time to learn about events, such as the attacks, can help give you a better understanding of the people and the culture.

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