Category Archives: England

Six Cheap Meals for Students

When we think of budgeting while going abroad, we normally think of flying on budget airlines, staying in hostels, and eating PB & J for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Luckily, eating and cooking abroad doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are some budget-friendly meals* to inspire your cooking while abroad (most of which use the same … Continue reading Six Cheap Meals for Students

Here’s the Dish: 5 Things That Are More Delicious In the UK

Featured image: Le Swine I arrived in Leeds at the end of cold, gloomy January. At first glance, the UK food scene seemed like a weird, lesser-than variety (sorry) of America’s. Subway and no Taco Bell? Sushi that’s not even close to fresh? As a Californian foodie (yes, foodies eat Taco Bell out of desperation), … Continue reading Here’s the Dish: 5 Things That Are More Delicious In the UK

Things I Learned as a Californian in the UK

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, and lived in the San Fernando Valley for 18 years until going up to the Bay Area for college. I’m Californian to the core. While most of my growth abroad was personal and specific to myself, here are some more general things I learned as a Californian … Continue reading Things I Learned as a Californian in the UK

I’m an Engineer. How Can I Go Abroad?

There seems to be a stigma that studying abroad is only for people studying another language, international relations or some kind of humanities subject. Or, an even better way to say it is that it is more meaningful for the people belonging in any of the categories described above. As an engineering major, I too … Continue reading I’m an Engineer. How Can I Go Abroad?

London Calling? 5 Reasons to Study Elsewhere in England

Does the UK strike your fancy for studying abroad? Great choice. Let me guess – London calling? With the reputation for being one of the greatest cities in the world, no one can blame you. But the land across the pond offers more than just Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Read the reasons below to … Continue reading London Calling? 5 Reasons to Study Elsewhere in England

Travel on a Budget: Getting Around the UK Cheaply

Suppose you’ve arrived in the United Kingdom at this point.  You’re thinking about traveling around the country — perhaps down to Southern England or up to the far reaches of the Scottish Highlands — or perhaps venturing out to the best that western Europe has to offer.  What are your options for stretching your budget? Long-Distance … Continue reading Travel on a Budget: Getting Around the UK Cheaply

Why You Should Study Abroad For a Year

One of the hardest things for creating your study abroad experience is deciding how long you should be away. It’s not uncommon to find students choosing to study for a term, but rarely will you find others choosing to stay a year. Those who would never think of going for a year will probably think: … Continue reading Why You Should Study Abroad For a Year

Guide to British Stores and Shops

Featured image: Markus Spiske For me, the best part about studying abroad wasn’t traveling across Europe and seeing new sights – it was settling into a routine, becoming familiar with my host city, and making it my own. I loved shopping and running errands because it truly made me feel like a local. Once you’re abroad, … Continue reading Guide to British Stores and Shops

British to American English Dictionary: Food & Drink Edition

When I chose to study abroad in England, I thought that the only language differences I’d need to get used to were spelling “favourite” and “realise” correctly, and using the words “lift” and “loo.” To my surprise, I found that there are lots of words that the UK and US do not have in common – … Continue reading British to American English Dictionary: Food & Drink Edition