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Academic Set-up

I am officially in my last week of Michelmas term! I thought this might be a good opportunity to outline what academics are like at Oxford compared to Georgetown. At Oxford, we have three eight week terms called “Michelmas,” “Hilary,” … Continue reading

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Just Getting Started

Although a bit later than everyone else, I am finally settled at Oxford. It is “2nd week” out of the very quick and short 8 weeks that constitute Michelmas term. I am living in Pembroke College, which is my “home” … Continue reading

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Appreciating Home Before Heading Away

In what I saw as being a slow goodbye to Georgetown, I stayed the summer in Washington, D.C., and returned in early August to Glenview, Illinois. I was about to begin my “second summer”: 6 weeks at home before I left for … Continue reading

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History Lessons in Hungary

Budapest is not a city study abroad students typically visit. Rome, Paris, Barcelona—all of these cities tend to be higher up on the list, and thus the extra expense for Budapest is often not worth it. Yet, because one of … Continue reading

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High Tea and Guinness: Pre-Edinburgh Travels

Today is September 16, almost a month into the semester at Georgetown, but it’s only my second day of classes at the University of Edinburgh. The past two and a half weeks have been so full of traveling, meeting new … Continue reading

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Conflict in Northern Ireland

I spent one of my past weekends on another trip organized by my university’s International Students’ Society – this time to Derry and Belfast, which are both cities in Northern Ireland. It took me awhile to realize that I was … Continue reading

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Raise Your Hand If You’re a Finance Major

Today marks the end of my fourth week here at Oxford. The program is almost over, but that is not all that this week marks. It was also our last week of business visits. Although the Oxford Program consists of … Continue reading

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My First Tutorial

I came to Oxford with over 100 pounds of luggage and much more apprehension.   Three eight-week trimesters that cram every aspect of chemistry in excruciatingly detailed lectures and problem sets that seem as endless as the reading.  Although six weeks … Continue reading

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A Farewell to Oxford in Three Parts

Writing this post has been on my to-do list ever since I returned to the States on 19 June at the conclusion of one indescribable academic year at Oxford. I actually first drafted the contents of this post on paper, … Continue reading

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General Election Madness

One of the things that I have not done a particularly good job of while studying abroad is discussing, in depth, those things that the United States and the United Kingdom do not have in common.  For this, I can … Continue reading

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