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The Most-Asked Questions I’ve Received While Abroad

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In the month and a half that I’ve been abroad, I’m excited to say that I have met so many interesting people from all over the world… and that first get-to-know-you conversation usually entails some combination of the same basic questions, whether the person is Glaswegian or from a distant European country. Today, I wanted to share those top five questions I’ve been asked, as well as my answers! I’ve been surprised to learn there are a few unique questions/topics about the United States that seem particularly interesting to non-Americans… Continue reading “The Most-Asked Questions I’ve Received While Abroad”

A Day Along Scotland’s East Coast

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Coming at ya’ a day later than expected, but I’m so excited to show you some pics from my trip to Scotland’s East Coast last weekend! I went on another tour with International Student Tours Scotland, and today’s three stops were Dundee, Dunnottar Castle, and Aberdeen. Dundee is the fourth biggest city in Scotland and Aberdeen is the third biggest city, followed by Edinburgh (the capital) and then Glasgow as number one. So I have now been to the four biggest cities in Scotland! It was really fun to get to explore the East Coast a little and see the beautiful North Sea. Continue reading “A Day Along Scotland’s East Coast”

My First Impressions of Glasgow

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Gosh, it feels like forever since I’ve thought about anything blog-related… it’s just been such an exciting and overwhelming week as I’ve tried to adjust to life across the pond! I arrived in Glasgow, Scotland, on January 5th to start my five-month-long study abroad experience at the University of Glasgow. I am beyond ecstatic to have finally made it here, as I’ve been trying to come to Scotland since pre-Covid (and have wanted to study abroad basically my whole life before that, not to be dramatic or anything). Traveling during a pandemic isn’t quite how I imagined the experience, but it’s safe to say that all the stress and worry I was feeling pre-departure has melted away now that I arrived. Everything is so exciting and new, so I wanted to share a few unedited pics of my first few days here! Continue reading “My First Impressions of Glasgow”